31 Day Challenge – Day 28: Inspired by a flag

Hi guys!

Today’s nails are inspired by my home country, South Africa’s flag. We have a really great flag with bright and beautiful colours 🙂

flag1I created the flag itself on my thumb (shown upside down here, but that’s just because it’s easier to photograph this way, and I wanted to have the triangle part at the tip of my nail!) and just used the colours on all my other fingers.

flag3Even though it’s a great flag, I wasn’t too sure about this look on my nails. It’s not something I would have worn if it wasn’t for the challenge.

I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in White On as a base so the colours would show up brightly. Then I did the coloured stripes on my nails with Essence Colour & Go We Rock the Green, Charlie Revlon Lady in Red, and Sinful Colors Fly Away. For the flag I also used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out. I then used white striping tape for the white stripes between the colours, although it showed up somewhat translucent. For the yellow stripes, I also used white striping tape and then went over it with Essence Colour & Go Wanna Be Your Sunshine.

flag2I hope you like it! Tomorrow’s theme is the supernatural and I’m not feeling so inspired for that. But at least I have some ideas for the tutorial and nails I love prompts! Maybe too many ideas 😉

31DC2013Take a look at other flag-inspired nails at the link:

  • http://thepolishinfluenza.wordpress.com/ The Polish Influenza

    So pretty! I love the South African flag!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    Amazing job on this. It looks gorgeous! love

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