Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hearts and Harlequin: Color Club Gimme A Grape Big Kiss

Hello ladies,

The arrival of cherry blossoms is a sweet herald of Spring. With flowers blooming in the trees and present along walkways, in planters and window boxes, there arrives a certain levity. I wanted to create a playful look with hearts and glitter.

I began with Color Club Gimme A Grape Big Kiss as the base. I positioned a blue crystal heart slightly above the nail line. I made a curve with Otherworldly on one side of the nail and mirrored the shape with Starry Temptress Glitter Topcoat on the other.

Gimme A Grape Big Kiss is deliciously scented. My friend asked me today if the perfume I was wearing contained a grape note. The source of the scent was entirely the polish! I had just finished my manicure before meeting her for lunch.

As with most neon shades, I began with two coats of a whitening base and sealed this initial layer with quick dry topcoat. Gimme A Grape Big Kiss has a jelly consistency. To make it appear opaque and even, I applied four coats and used drops to speed the dry time.

Have any of you felt inspired to wear the latest neon shades? They are a refreshing departure from the recent Spring pastels. The addition of candy scents and glitter enhance their appeal. I am loving them.

The polishes featured were sent to me for review. Gimme A Grape Big Kiss is part of the Wicked Sweet Collection. Otherworldly and the Glitter Topcoat is from the Starry Temptress Collection.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. such a pretty mani! :) love the color and hearts

  2. the color looks similar to dim sum plum. Or is it brighter than that?

  3. That's a stunning manicure. I love the glitters and the heart of course. The colors are so pretty. I haven't worn any neons at all. I do have them but I've been wearing the new Zoya's. The cherry blossoms are so beautiful. I'd love to fill up my room with them.

  4. This is sooooo cute. The little heart rhinestone is so perfect. I'm just in love with this collection!

  5. I love this look! With the color combo and the glitter chevron, it just screams summer to me. Thanks for the inspiration, as usual! ☺

  6. I love the color combonation! I just bought some rhinestones to add to my manis!

  7. This is a nice combination and I want to paint my nails this afternoon with something bright! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. nice. i wish i can do nail art like yours. <3 <3 <3

  9. Hey you : That made a long time since my last comment ...... I run after the time lol Even if I don't let comment, I continue to admire your nails via your blog & mails subscribe !!
    This mani is flashy & cute with this little Heart <3

  10. I absolutely love this mani! So simple yet elegant and pretty with a great play of colours. Definitely one of my favourites!


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