Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pink flamingos!: Nubar Honeysuckle

Hello ladies,

Today's manicure was created between naps. I managed to contract a second bout of the flu. With the help of a homeopathic, I am healing quickly. What I really needed for wellness was to entertain myself. This manicure was designed to bring a feeling of summer to a cold, rainy weekend and mix in a bit of kitsch and whimsy. For the majestic pink water birds and their tacky representation as lawn art, this manicure pays tribute.

From image plate T02, I stamped the flamingos using Konad black special polish. I chose an Art Club striper in turquoise glitter to highlight the pool of water in the design. A pink marquis rhinestone adds ornamentation to the wing.

To make this look even more eye catching, use your imagination to brighten up the color. Nubar Honeysuckle is a hot pink neon. Digital cameras can't capture the vibrancy of neon polishes.

My experience with Nubar's neon formula was delightful. I painted three coats of Honeysuckle for perfect opacity. This is the first time in recent memory I have been able to wear a neon without layering it over a whitening base coat. The Nubar formula is more opaque and easier to apply than those from other brands. I would love to try more of their neon shades.

I hope my pink flamingos brought you happiness. I have been wearing this look outside my apartment and amusing other city dwellers in the course of my day.

Honeysuckle was sent to me for review. This polish is part of the upcoming Spring Garden Collection, soon to be available at

Image plate T02 was provided for my consideration. You can shop the full line of nail art stamping plates at Would you like the opportunity to win eight design plates of your choice along with a beauty gift pack? Head over to the Make It Fancy Giveaway!

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. That pink is perfect for a flamingo mani! Nice!

  2. Omg i love flamingos!!!! And I love this mani:)

  3. So sorry your sick with the flu again. Do you ever get a flu shot? I've gotten them for about 10 years now. I haven't had the flu at all. You should consider getting it. I also don't get bronchitis like I used to. That's a delightful and cheery manicure. I love the pink polish and of course the flamingo. Feel better.

  4. Soo cute! You are sick again? Oh man. I hope you get better soon. :D

  5. oh nice, your long nails are perfect for flamingos

  6. Darn flu bug!!

    This mani is the 'official' mani for the state of Florida! :D Love it!

  7. kittypolishnbags: Thanks so much! I selected this design plate for the flamingos. When the polish arrived, I knew what had to be done!

    ThatsSOFresh: Flamingos are beautiful. It was fun to translate them into a nail look. <3

    Lucy: Thanks so much! I usually have such a strong immune system. I think my stress levels recently have been higher than my body could accommodate. A flamingo manicure offered a nice respite. xoxo!

  8. Danica: Thank you! I am so glad the flamingos brought some joy to your day. :)

    MissMidnightBlue: Thanks so much, sweetie! I am healing up nicely. Definitely out of the woods. <3

    sisier: Thanks! I am glad to have the right canvas for the flamingo pose. :)

  9. BlackCherry: Thanks so much! Flamingos make me happy.

    Kimberly: I am doing better today thankfully.

    We need to alert the governor of Florida about news of this manicure! ;)

    Shiny!: Thanks so much! I had a great time creating it! :)

  10. so freaking cute! i love flamingos!

  11. The clarity of your stamping inspires me!!! Any tips?


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