Friday, May 20, 2011

Astrological Portrait: Diamond Cosmetics Deep Blue Sea

Hello ladies,

In love with stargazing, I have longed to create an astrological portrait manicure. You will find all twelve signs of the zodiac represented in a sparkling blue heaven of color.

From image plate H32, I stamped the zodiac signs using a franken of Konad silver polish and China Glaze Millennium. If my right thumb were lined up with my left pinky, you would find the symbols have been aligned in the proper order. My thumb nails each show two astrological signs.

To create the starry tips, I alternated silver hologram stars from the Art Club Holiday gem wheel and rainbow jewels. The thin line French was formed using an Art Club striper in Crystal Glitter. 

There are various accents. I highlighted the clothing of the Twins, the skirt of the Virgin, and the stream from the Water Bearer with the Crystal Glitter striper. The Crab has silver moon legs and silver beads at the base of the main body. The Virgin wears a triangular gem on her dress. A Moon makes The Scorpion's tail. The Sea Goat has a pearl in his tail fin. The Water Bearer is beneath a silver crescent. Silver beads embellish the spiral of The Fish.  

The base color, Diamond Cosmetics Deep Blue Sea, is indeed blue despite any trickery from your monitor. I took pictures today amidst sun showers. The flowers are glistening with raindrops. 

A pink rose after the rain

Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo. 

Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus & Aries (on thumb).

Right hand: (Thumb) Libra & Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. 

The purple iris petals look like fabric for a ball gown.

My right hand. 

A flower ring as bright as the sun.

A gorgeous jelly polish flecked with turquoise glitter, Deep Blue Sea is the must have from the Diamond Cosmetics Caribbean Collection. Opaque in two coats, the color was easy to apply. I decided to wear this over a whitening base coat to make the blue really pop. The color is so lovely, I have worn it a couple times in the past two weeks. As with any jelly formula, I recommend wrapping the tips.

I hope you enjoyed the astrological portrait manicure. Let me know your Sun sign or any bit of your chart you choose to share in the comments. I am always curious. I am a Virgo with a Scorpio Moon and Leo Rising.

Deep Blue Sea was sent to me for review. US residents can purchase this shade at International residents, look to for availability.

Image plate H32 was provided for my consideration. To view the full line of nail art stamping supplies, stop by

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. The Sun moves in to the sign of Gemini tomorrow,marking a new cycle for those born under the sign of Gemini. I am Capricorn,Aquarius rising,and Moon in Leo. I love the beauty of this blue polish,and it is so appropriate for the sky/zodiac mani!

  2. I thought "Oh, one for every finger!" and then I counted my fingers and realized this was even beyond human ability to achieve! Amazing!

  3. These are awesome! Love the accents to them.
    I'm an Aries with a Pisces moon. I can't remember what my rising is. Oops. Heck, I thought for 35 years I was a Pisces. An astrologer friend did a true chart on me and I found out I was actually 7 minutes into Aries. Tons of planets in Pisces, however, and that is why I was fooled.

  4. Very pretty! I love that color! And your nails are gorgoeus.

  5. I love this blue! So pretty, especially what you did with it. Cute pics :)

  6. This is so pretty. That polish is just something I would go for. :)

    I am a Scorpio. I don't know what is rising or where my moon is, tho. ;)

  7. nicce mani it seems as though my other comment did'nt make it in. Your posts are always thought provoking and real. *bonus* we are both VIRGOS-go girl!!! i am curious about this colour and the Orly Royal Navy they seem real dupish!

  8. This is without a doubt one of the most stunning manis you've ever did. Definitely my favourite!

  9. It looks lovely! Such a nice idea. The silver on blue looks really pretty

  10. Dreamy! It makes me imagine some beautiful goddess in another universe :)

  11. Beautiful, and such a fun idea! I also love the flower photos - so fresh and lovely.

  12. Love, love this manicure. The color is beautiful! My sign is Libra. I don't know the rising signs. I used to be very interested in astrology. I haven't read anything about it in many years. It's amazing to read about the characteristics of each sign. Love the tips of the nails and the jewels. Really pretty.

  13. You must just have the most Gorgeous garden!

  14. Amazing mani!!! This is one of my favorite mani of all time from you!

  15. wow!!! this is great....Educational and creative....


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