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A few months ago, I got an order from the Born Pretty Store which included some skull water decals. I’ve been waiting to use them and today I finally have! (more…)
Christmas is getting really close now! Today’s nails aren’t specifically Christmas-themed but they definitely are Christmas-appropriate with a red, green and gold colour scheme 🙂
Today I am excited to show you the prize I won a few weeks ago from Karine’s Vernis Club. I’d like to thank her for the great prize, I was so excited to go pick it up the the post office and play with my goodies 😀 I was lucky enough to win a $40 voucher to spend at KKCenterHK. There were a few restrictions as to what I could buy but luckily I could choose between a whole host of nail art items!
Those are my goodies!
Today’s nails are inspired by my home country, South Africa’s flag. We have a really great flag with bright and beautiful colours 🙂
I 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.
Nails inspired by an artwork opens up a world of opportunity for very complex and beautiful nail art. Unfortunately, while I am enjoying this challenge, posting to a specific theme every day takes a lot of time and I had to pick something that would be quick to do last-minute on my nails! Luckily I found a pretty cool artwork to use 🙂
I paged through an art book I have, World Art: the essential illustrated history, and came upon Jazz (1947), a painting by Henri Matisse. I immediately new it was the best choice for today! Here’s how the painting looks (Sorry for the light shining off the glossy page!)
Wow, day 26… it’s almost the end of the challenge! If I can just manage 5 more days I’ll have done it! 😀
Today’s nails had to be inspired by a pattern. I thought it would be cool to do some stamping for this, but I was really struggling with it, so I went back to something I find a little easier: A tiny brush and some striping tape.
It’s a public holiday (Heritage Day) here in South Africa today, so I’ve scheduled this post and I’m probably lying in bed sleeping in 😀
For today’s challenge, I had to create some book-inspired nails, and I was happy to use one of my favourite books ever: Sabriel by Garth Nix. It’s part of a trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) which were my absolute favourite books as a teenager and are still among my favourites. (more…)
So it’s Monday again… At least today we have rainbow manicures to brighten up the Monday blues a little! (more…)