Sunday, October 16, 2011

Festooned with Ribbons: Diamond Cosmetics Head over Teals

Hello ladies,

Today my nails are festooned with ribbons! I thought yellow and blue would be a cheerful pairing for a sun filled day.

Beginning with Head over Teals as the base, I formed a line down the center of each nail with a white Art Club striper. I used nail glue to adhere pale yellow bows from Born Pretty Store. Composed of silica gel, the bows have a soft texture that requires nail glue for secure adhesion. I bejeweled the stripe with assorted golden pearls and topaz gems. 

Head Over Teals is a creme formula with turquoise glitter. In bright sun, this polish appears closer to turquoise, leaning more toward teal in diffuse light. The glitter presents a disco of flash in the bottle, but is more subtle on the nail. While I tend to prefer glitter in a jelly formula, Diamond Cosmetics did a good job mixing a creme polish with a compatible glitter. Using a thick top coat, there is a pretty sparkle and the polish appears smooth on the nail. I am showing two coats. 

I hope my ribbons and jewels brightened your day! 

Products mentioned were sent to me for review. Part of the Fall 2011 Collection, Head Over Teals can be purchased in the US at For international residents, check in with for availability. 

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. I love the new design of your blog.

    The colors on your nails make me feel sunny

  2. Your manicures always make me smile. Your so creative! I enjoy your writing and the lovely photographs. Beautiful polish and the bows are adorable.

  3. I love the colors in this manicure! Awesome photos !

  4. This is so cute!!
    I really love this design!!

  5. I wasn't planning to, but ended up copying this design with white sticker bows and a dark pink polish, China Glaze Strawberry Fields and I had the pearls on hand too. I plan to copy more of your designs, and when I post on a FB page, I give your blog credit!

  6. Efrat: Thanks, dear! So glad you like the look of the blog and the nail art. :)

    Lucy: Thank you so much! I really appreciate your warmth and kindness. Your presence is very much a part of Painted Lady Fingers. xoxo!

    i'mfeelingnail-venturous: Thanks, sweetie! I had a lot of fun putting this look together. <3

    rock-or-not: Thank you! I love trying out new materials. Couldn't resist the bows. :)

    lori: Your version sounds pretty! If you could put a link back to the post with the manicure, that would be perfect. I hope you have fun trying out the designs. Make sure we're friends on facebook too. I would love to see what you come up with! :)

  7. Wow this is so pretty! I'm in love with it!


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