Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Diamond Jubilee!

Howdy all!

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II's 60 year a few of us nail bloggers decided to celebrate on our nails!  We all used different combinations of British brand nail polishes to create a British Day Jubilee Manicure.  For mine, I started with butter LONDON Slapper and then sponged on a gradient of a-england Princess Tears.

I started out liking it a great deal, but as it set and dried the Princess Tears changed colors! It ended up looking more like Princess Sabra/Tristam's Tears.

Then I got the bright idea to add a bit of art... I used Konad plate m40 and Konad Special Polish in White to put a crown on my left ring finger.  Of course, I only had one crown, because there is only one Queen ;)  But, again, I couldn't stop there.  I added a little square rhinestone that had an AB finish (kinda hard to see in the picture :/) that I applied in a fashion that we in the jewelry industry would call kite set to the center point of the crown to mimic a diamond ;)

I must admit, I'm not in love with this manicure.  What do y'all think?

Thanks & Gig 'em!

P.S.  Make sure to check out the rest of the fabulous bloggers celebrating the Diamond Jubilee!


  1. Wow, I think it looks great! The crown with the diamond just sets it off. Its fitting for a queen!

  2. GORGEOUS combo!! I LOVE it <3

  3. I like that the gradient was kinda gold after you put it on, even if you don't :)

  4. Thanks, y'all!!! It didn't come out the way I envisioned, but it did grow on me. I'm so glad that y'all like it :D How do y'all like the pictures and layout?

  5. Love your mani. Great color combo and stamping...perfect of the occasion! : )

    I have to ask...what nail polish are you wearing in the header picture of your blog?...because I have to have is stunning!!

    1. Thanks, Kelly!

      The mani in my header is one of my all time favs, too! It's a base of Essie Jazz with butter LONDON Tart with a Heart on top :)

  6. Hey! I love this mani, A-England are some of the best quality polishes I find. Also, I was just wondering, how do you get involved with collaborations such as this one, I'd love to take part!