Friday, January 14, 2011

Folk Art Flowers: Diamond Cosmetics It's Electrifying

Hello ladies,

I love the brilliant skies in January. The blue is such a contrast to the snow, that has settled in drifts and patches throughout center city. Putting on my grey boots today, I was thinking about embroidered peasant skirts: the bright gauzy cotton sewn with flowers, beads and small mirror circles. I love wearing skirts like this in the summer, to walk about the dahlias and blend among their colors. I decided to create the look of folk art flowers in a winter palette of blue and white.

With Konad white special polish, I stamped the flowers from Born Pretty plate M64. I used an Art Club striper in turquoise glitter to highlight the floral design. A large blue gem was placed in the center of each flower. White mirror circles from Art Club and blue pearls add further interest.



This glowing blue has a neon base stirred with tiny shimmer particles. It's Electrifying awakens with topcoat. I wasn't prepared for the beauty of this polish! I am showing three coats for perfect opacity. The neon formula is fast drying. I love that It's Electrifying can be worn without a whitening base coat and no worry of having a visible nail line. I would like Diamond Cosmetics to create more shimmering neons including a pin up red and a medium purple hue.

I hope you enjoyed my bright winter manicure!

It's Electrifying was sent to me for review. US residents can purchase this shade at diamondcosmetics.com. Internationals, keep an eye on boozyshop.nl for availability.

Image plate M64 was sent for consideration. It is part of the nail art stamping set #518, available at bornprettystore.com.

Happy painting, ladies!

19 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love January skies as well. They're not always blue, but when they are, they're freaking BLUE. If you know what I mean. :)

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  2. beautiful mani! i like brights in the winter, they liven things up :)

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  3. i like how u created the flowers! and it looks great combined with blue polish :)

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  4. you have a great talent for this, I been trying to do some nail arts and didn't came up like i would like, ill still practicing :)

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  5. I love that design. It's amazing how just flipping the design upside down and alternating for each finger really adds something to the pattern. You have such a steady hand! I hope to be that steady with konad stamping someday.

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  6. Cute . You have a blog award over at my blog!!!

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  7. It looks beautiful!! I love the blue color, and how you did the design with the gems/pearls! :D

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  8. great minds think alike im wearing this same color-virgo vibe!!!!!

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  9. Great mani, it looks so good together! The blue is so nice, very intense!

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  10. It's amazing! I love this mani. Blue and green colours are my favorite...
    I'm a new follower. Greetings from Barcelona;-)

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  11. The polish is awesome with the blue sky background. Switching the nail design back and forth on each finger creates a lot of interest too.

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  12. Zara: Thanks so much! I feel like all the color in January is in the sky!

    Enamel Girl: Thank you! I have been eyeing some of my untried neon polishes.

    rmcandlelight: Thanks! Blue polishes make me happy. I'm loving the simplicity of some of the Born Pretty plate designs. They dress up well.

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  13. YoannitaL: Thanks so much! The design was pretty and graphic. I enjoyed adding glitter and gems.

    LadyLuck27: Thank you! When I started painted Lady fingers about a year and a half ago, I had little experience with nail art. Everything you see has come out of experimentation. :)

    rojosa: Thanks so much! I've been on a kick lately with alternating the stamp positioning. I found with practice, stamping becomes like
    second nature. Some designs admittedly are trickier than others.

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  14. I wish that beautiful blue sky was around every day. This is a beautiful shade. Love it and the design. I could totally see this on a peasant skirt.

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  15. So pretty, and you nailed the embroidered skirt with your design.

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