Thursday, June 9, 2011

River of gumdrops: Diamond Cosmetics Orange Blush

Hello ladies,

The corner grocery store a few blocks from my apartment ordered too many gumdrops. I wonder if there was some type of mishap on the request form, a shipping error or an incredible warehouse sale that led to the pile up of tiny, clear tubs of gumdrops at the counter. The squishy, sugar coated rainbow has invaded the aisle of nuts and snacks. The gumdrops have taken over my nail art. I am certain the gumdrops are occupying the collective unconscious of my neighbors and perhaps their dreams as well. Gumdrops!

With white Konad special polish, I stamped the dot pattern from Bundle Monster plate BM209. I angled the design to create a subtle zig zag. Gumdrops are bouncy and wouldn't move in a straight line. With the Art Club sealer topcoat, I adhered a rainbow of gems across each nail. 

My right hand shown with my new friend, a baby grasshopper.

Nature's pom poms!

Orange Blush is a sheer jelly polish. Not a pure orange, it has a lovely pinkish hue that would make it skin flattering to almost everyone. The first day, I wore two coats over Super Base, which offers subtle whitening. I added two more coats on the second day, followed by the nail art. Orange Blush can be worn as a sheer or can be built up to a stronger tint. A whitening base or slipcover nude would be needed to make this color fully opaque. It's super pretty and glossy. I would recommend Orange Blush to cool tone ladies who want a juicy summer color.

I hope you like the manicure. May your dreams be filled with gumdrops, as mine are!

Orange Blush was sent to me for review. US residents can purchase this polish from International shipping is available from

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. Sounds delicious!!! gooey candy..ahem..i love that type of orange and i already use a milky basecoat and i get good results with all my sheer and opaque colours. Nice post & Mani PS(love the styling tool!!)

  2. How cute is THIS! I love it, it totally makes me think of gumdrops.

  3. This is the best thing I have ever seen!

  4. aahminahs mom: Orange Blush is worth owning! Glad you like my sweet embellishments! I am so pleased the styling iron arrived and you are happy! Parsnip the ferret chose well. :)

    Nicole: Thanks so much, lovely lady! Let's see if I can make it through the weekend without buying a container of gumdrops! ;)

    artbysarada: I knew you would approve of candy rainbow nails!

  5. I really love this! It might be my fav mani from you!

  6. I love orange on my nails, from jentle peach to red orange. I do not like jelly formula. your nails loke so shiny & preaty no need for julery.
    do hope u forgive my bed spelling

  7. AWW! Baby grasshopper! It took me a bit to find him in the picture, he's so tiny! Love the mani, definitely makes me think of gumdrops...which I am now craving. :)

  8. I love the design and the little gems! It makes me want goody gumdrops or rainbow ice cream :3

  9. What a fun mani! I have to experminent with rhinestones more!

  10. Oooh. I love this design! You take the best pictures--they are so fun to look at :D

  11. I love it! you're on my blogroll! <3

  12. I really like this, very fun and playful

  13. I love that you combined embelishments and stamping!! Great combo! I for sure think this is something that I'm going to have to try :)



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