Monday, July 4, 2011

Liberty: Diamond Cosmetics Seafoam Spray

Hello ladies,

I hope American readers are having a stellar 4th of July! One of my favorite national treasures, the Statue of Liberty, is the focal point of today's patriotic manicure. She is a welcoming presence on our shores. Such a wonderful gift from the ancestors of our friends in France!

For the base color, I chose Diamond Cosmetics Seafoam Spray. I wanted a green with an aquatic feel that would also represent the patina on the Statue of Liberty. From image plate D08, I stamped the face and crown of Liberty in green Konad special polish. Because a patriotic US manicure cannot be wholly green, I added red, silver and blue stars from Art Club. The thin line French was created with Hologram, an Art Club striper. 




I adore Sweet Peas!



A pretty yellow lily.

A giant yellow lily!

















































I am showing three coats of Seafoam Spray worn over Diamond Cosmetics Super Base. As this shade has been sitting with my untried polishes, my bottle could have benefitted from a couple drops of  thinner. I wish I had worn Seafoam Spray ages ago! The color is beautiful! It's a pale mint green stirred with gold micro shimmer. Subtle on the nail, the shimmer adds both depth and sheen. If you are a lover of green polish, I recommend adding this color to your wish list.

Do you ladies have a favorite US monument or landmark? Whether you reside here or abroad, I am curious about places that call to you or seem like the heart or representation of America.

Seafoam Spray was provided for consideration. To purchase in the US, visit diamondcosmetics.com. International residents can find this shade at boozyshop.nl.

I purchased the D series image plates at chez-delaney.com.

Happy painting, ladies!

19 comments:

  1. I like the Golden Gate bridge, but I grew up in CA so I'm bias.

    I love that mani! So unique and appropriate for today!

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  2. banana-cave: Thanks so much! I haven't seen the Golden Gate bridge yet, but it's on my list! So glad you liked the manicure. I imagine there are few ladies in the US with green patriotic nails. ;)

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  3. Oh my! Soooo pretty and unique! I love it! Happy 4th of July. By the way, I am your new blog follower!

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  4. This is so unexpected,green for July 4th! Seafoam Spray is definitely going on my wishlist along with the D plate,too!

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  5. Seafoam Spray is so pretty! I love this mani!

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  6. This is gorgeous, and so is Lady Liberty. I love a unique holiday mani, and it's her 125th birthday this year too!

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  7. I visit a lot of nail blogs and over the years this is a completely unique 4th of July mani! I love that you went with something outside of the traditional red white and blue but still kept it very patriotic! Excellent work :)

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  8. I'm biased, but I like the St. Louis Arch, the tallest of the American Monuments and called the Gateway to the West.

    I think a statue of liberty design is an awesome and unique 4th of July mani, I wouldn't have thought of it.

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  9. The Statue of Liberty is cute on its own, more so with the little stars :3

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  10. Love the mani...and very cool ring!

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  11. Now that's unique! Throughout all of those flag manis! Love it. The green is a beauty, of course.

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  12. That's a very unique manicure! And that giant lily...OMG! It's a national monument, itself!!

    I love the Statue of Liberty. It will always represent the US and there is nothing at all like her.

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  13. I absolutely love it! :) so original and one of a kind. ^^

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  14. I love the Statue of Liberty because she represents the open arms of America to me. I think about my grandfather, who came over on a ship from Greece when he was ten years old, all by himself, to meet family already here, and the first thing he saw was that beautiful monument!
    P.S. Gorgeous mani :)

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  15. I love love love this!! So different from ALL the other 4th manicures I've seen (not that they weren't wonderful =) This is really beautiful.

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  16. Your manicure is fabulous! I've never seen anyone do a manicure like this. Perfect base for the Statue of Liberty. Your a genius. My favorite monument is the Washington Monument. It's so tall and recognizable. I love the shape.

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