So I promised to try to recreate these delicious Asian sweets (one of my favourites!) on my nails after Rhamnousia commented during a Twitter convo that the OPI Silver Shatter reminded her of the silver foil that decorates them.
On my other hand I tried a bit of nail art using four pieces of invisible tape stuck together to make a diamond-shaped stencil to replicate the burfi shape. I didn't lay it on evenly across my nails but quite like the haphazard effect. I'm now thinking a layered mani with a nude base, green diamond and silver diamond on top would be the most awesome burfi-mani! (I also think I'm going to try this with Stranger Tides too, for a badam burfi manicure as per the first picture).
I just adore Mermaid's Tears by the way. It's the most perfect seafoam creme polish I've ever seen. It's perfect for darker skintones, where many mint polishes can look chalky and tippexy (yes that's an adjective, that). Seafoam is my second favourite colour after aubergine and it's a joy to finally own a polish that replicates the shade I love best, murky, deeper and greener than duckegg blue, but bluer than mint. I hate chalky insipid pastels - but I love interesting, muted shades like this. Here it prior to being shattered.