Mar 25, 2013

Velvet nails

This is my first attempt at Velvet nails. I think it turned out pretty well, what do you say? ^_^

I made a small tutorial for anyone that's interested. Unfortunately the pictures didn't turn out so well so it's more of a stept by step guide...

And here is a bonus, my latest entry for the Tip Top contest I was telling you about in the previous posts! :D

Mar 15, 2013

Animal Print

Hello! ^_^
I am going to show you my first attempt at Animal Print on nails. I have a very brave friend, Iulia, who lets me practice on her nails from time to time. She came up with the idea and, a day before we met in order for me to paint her nails, I found out that this week's challenge in the Tip Top contest was "hearts & animal print".

Here is what I did for the Tip Top contest, where I was only allowed to use pink, purple, brown, nudes and black. I tried many styles till I was satisfied with what I had on my nails. I hope you like it as well! :D

And here is what I did for Iulia, on her birthday (Happy Birthday again, Jules! ^_^) : black nails with one golden accent nail with animal print. Enjoy! ^_^

Mar 6, 2013

Cherry Blossom Nails

This is my latest entry for Tip Top's contest. The theme was "Flowers" and the colors we were allowed to use were pink, purple, maroons and nudes and green for leaves. I'm not very fond of flowers so, the first thing that came to my mind were Cherry Blossom Trees, which have cute, discreet flowers and represent spring, in Japan. 

For the Chinese the cherry blossom is a very significant symbol of power. Typically it represent a feminine beauty and sexuality and often holds an idea of power or feminine dominance. Within the language of herbs and herbal lore of the Chinese the cherry blossom is often the symbol of love.

For the Japanese the cherry blossom holds very different meaning. The cherry blossom is a very delicate flower that blooms for a very short time. For the Japanese this represents the transience of life. This concept ties in very deeply with the fundamental teachings of Buddhism that state all life is suffering and transitory. The Japanese have long held strong to the Buddhist belief of the transitory nature of life and it is very noble to not get too attached to a particular outcome or not become emotional because it will all pass in time.

You can read more about them here: Sakura

I used only two shades of pink, one from Avon and one from Maybeline Colorama and combined them to obtain other shades and I combined a bit of blue, for the light purple background. 

I drew the branches with a thin brush and I used the dotting tool to create the flowers. 

Enjoy! ^_^

Mar 2, 2013

1 Martie (1st of March)

Soooo, spring is here! ^_^

In Romania, there is a tradition on the 1st of March through which we celebrate spring. Boys give girls little gifts, like the one in the picture, small things related or not to spring that are supposed to bring good luck to the ones that wear them: four leafed clovers, ladybugs, flowers, horseshoes, chimney sweepers etc.

You can read more about this tradition here: Martisor ^_^

Thank you for the wonderful gift, Sergiu!
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