Hello and good afternoon! Sorry for the lack of updates, been rather busy with life for the past few days, so haven't really the time to blog or to paint my nails. But I do have two manis done up for Tip Top South Africa's nail art competition. You know, during the second week, I've realised I misunderstood the competition. It's going to be long one. Haha that's pretty challenging. I'm pretty sure everyone can still join in though missed out a few sections or themes. Perhaps I'd explain here.
The competition goes like this, there will be Four Sections. And in each sections there will be Four Different Themes. One Theme per week. So currently its Section 1 - Back to basics, using only Black, White and Silver polish. We're at week 4 already. The theme for week 1 was French Chic Rock which you can see my attempt here. And I will be showing you week 2 and week 3 attempts in this post. Do note: This competition is opened internationally. South African participants are required to use only Tip Top South Africa nail polishes, whereas international participants may use any brands. Head over to Tip Top South Africa Facebook page for information regarding week 4.
Week 2 - Let's get Dotty!
Description: Any kind of dots and spots, rock that nail art creativity with a beautiful nail art manicure!
For week 2's theme, I wanted to portray a contrast between spacing of dots. I've also been aching to attempt a manicure which have really small and sparse spacing in the background. Then I had the idea of a wrapping paper topped with a bow for this manicure.
Haha, And because when I did this manicure, Valentine's day was approaching. I decided to add a dotted heart embellishment at the center of the bow. Not sure if you can tell that I do love this method. Never fail to remind me of Oreo Cookies. Lol!
Names of polishes and tools used from left to right:
- Black - Etude House CBK801
- Silver - Bloop Silver Polish
- White - Tip Top South Africa French Manicure White
Week 3 - Squares and Stripes
Description: Black, White and Silver Squares and Stripes, rock that nail art creativity with a beautiful nail art manicure!
When I saw the theme for week 3's theme, I was like "Alright! Something I'd really love to do. Geometries!". So I set out to attempt skittle manicures since those were the ones I've been in love with lately, but haven't obtain satisfying results. There is just something I'm not grasping about it, yet. Haha! I am determined to grasp that missing thingy.
Playing with the theme, I sought to incorporate stripes into the squares and in one of my nails, outside the squares. Squares were all placed to be in random motion. I went with the name Graphic Squares, because I had white squares with black outlines and they reminded of graphic things or cartoons. A fitting name, I hope. Haha!!
What I liked most about this mani was the striped squares. Haha! I had fun doing those. I am almost there, I guess. Few more tries, perhaps I'd be able to understand skittlettes better by then. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Marta from ChitChatNails for the awesome pointers, advices and experiences she has shared with me regarding attempting nail designs/skittlettes designs. Thank you once again!
Nail polishes used and tools from left to right:
- Black - Etude House CBK 801
- Silver - Essence Colour and Go, Can't Cheat on Me.
- White - Tip Top Nails South Africa French Manicure White.
- DIYed Medium Nylon Brush Striper
So that is it for today's post. Hope you've find them interesting despite using only 3 colours. For the following sections, I'd post them up in summarized form haha. I think that'd be easier though number of pictures will be reduced. Since there's going to be about 4 different designs in a post. Only for section 1 will be in separate posts. Hahaha!! See y'all in next post!