Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tattoos and flowers: Nubar Sateen

Hello ladies,

I wanted to create a sensual and amorous manicure for Valentine's Day. I did a warm tone on tone look with red, copper, and gold. I had a romantic afternoon yesterday, so I was feeling inspired.

From plate T10, I stamped the tattoo design with a franken, combining Konad gold special polish with China Glaze 2030. I added dried flowers to each nail and embellished the centers with rhinestones. The flowers I chose are bright pink, but the rich background in union with the translucent petals makes them appear red. Adjacent to the moons of my nails, I placed copper and gold gems along with yellow and peach pearls.

A vampy burgundy, Sateen resembles the color of spilled wine. I painted three coats of the jelly formula for even, opaque coverage. This polish dries quickly and has amazing gloss. Sateen displays the kind of depth and finish that makes the surface seem wet hours after the manicure has cured.

As much as I enjoy experimenting with designs, it was pleasurable to create something that wholly fits me and expresses who I am. I love vampy shades. Pairing a deep burgundy with natural flowers, jewels and golden swirls felt right.

Sateen was sent to me for review. This shade is part of the Finest Silks Collection, available for purchase at

Image plate T10 was provided for my consideration. To shop the full line of nail art stamping plates, visit

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. That polish is *thud*. I am such a sucker for a rich burgundy jelly. lol Your nil art is beautiful. I really enjoy seeing your designs.

  2. gorgeous! love the combination. I had problem with setting dried flowers, they surely require practice. I'm happy for you to have a romantic evening.

  3. Love this deep color and flowers! Great mani!

  4. Love those vampy shades. It's tough not to order everyone I see. They are always just a bit different from each other. Love the manicure. Very sexy looking and romantic.

  5. WOW! I think it's a real sensual valentine manicure. I absolutely love it!

  6. You had a romantic afternoon, eh?!!! ;P

    Then your manicure DID reflect that mood. I'm a vampy-color-lovin' girl, myself! This one is a stunner!

  7. The dried flowers is a nice touch!

  8. Love these vampy shades also. Beautiful polish. Love the dried flowers also. This is a very romantic manicure.


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