This manicure was born of a series of failures, more than anything intentional. But there are lots of gorgeous peacock themed dresses out there, and it would go perfectly with one of those! Also, Dior is a major fashion house, so what's more stylish than that?
I started out with two coats of Dior Waterlily, a gorgeous green
shade with subtle shimmer (and it's scented!). I couldn't get it to even
out fully on the index and middle fingers, though, so I decided to try
stamping it. I vaguely recalled some cool peacock-esque stamping (which
turned out to have been
from The Polished Perfectionist) that came to mind when I came upon my
BM-212 plate, and I chose the peacock-friendly complement of Sally
Hansen Pacific Blue. Unfortunately, my nails are very curved, and my
stamping never goes quite right! So I filled in the blank spots with a
pseudo-Ruffian in the same Pacific Blue. Finally, I dotted some Essie
Sexy Divide among the stamped design.
I also tried out the Waterlily with just an accent nail of Pretty & Polished Tuesday Taurus. It took four coats here, but I think I'll also try layering it - maybe on top of Waterlily!