Monday, April 4, 2011

Counting sheep: Color Club Chelsea Girl

Hello ladies,

I am showing another bright blue manicure as part of the Light It Up Blue initiative for Autism Awareness. Throughout April, I will be featuring nail art with vivid blue polishes to promote the cause. Today's look was created with Color Club Chelsea Girl as the base.

With the emergence of Spring bulb flowers and the lengthening of days, I tend to experience a few weeks of insomnia. As everything in Nature is awakening, I don't seem to favor going to sleep. I find myself counting sheep amidst the stars. The stamping design I chose may be more accurately described as counting rams. There is your whimsy for the day!

With white Konad special polish, I stamped the sheep and stars from Born Pretty Image plate M54. I created a funky french by alternating placement of Art Club holographic stars. A silver Moon is aglow in the sky.

There is a hairline of separation in the design on my ring finger. This was caused by the brushstrokes of Konad topcoat not meeting precisely. It is only visible under magnification. The stamping image from Born Pretty transferred to the nail cleanly and precisely.

Chelsea Girl required extra layers for perfect opacity, but the formula is quick drying and easy to apply. I began with two coats of a whitening base and sealed this initial layer with CND Air Dry. Next, I added four thin coats of Chelsea Girl. I believe ladies with shorter nails would be satisfied with three coats. I love this vibrant blue!

I am curious! Are any of you counting sheep along with me as a rite of Spring?

Color Club Chelsea Girl was sent to me for review. Part of the Poptastic Collection, this shade can be purchased at

Image plate M54 was provided for my consideration. The nail art stamping set #518 can be found at

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. mrsrexy: Thanks so much! I was in the mood for a cute design to look back at me from my nails. :)

  2. I love this. Those sheep are just too cute for words. :D

  3. I love the colours you used for this very nighttime sleepy! And the sheep are just so darn cute! Love it!

  4. Ice Queen: Thanks so much! The sheep have been making me happy all day. :)

    Hebridean Sprite: Thanks! The manicure reminds me of a children's book a bit. :)

    Melissa Birch: Thanks! The stars are Art Club Sprinkles. They come in a glittering rainbow of shades. Love Art Club!

    Michelle: Thank you! So glad you like the little sheep. :)

  5. This is so cute! Love the design. The shade of blue is lovely also.

  6. I like that blue! It reminds me of my province's flag (Quebec)!


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