Heyaass! I was going to post another floral mani today...but... Do you all know about Nailpolis? They have a few events organised and in each event members took part of, he/she gets a limited edition badge. Erm, if you play games... yeah.. it feels like playing games and earning titles, etc etc. Except, you won't receive a special power or additional stats when you get them :P (or maybe you do, who knows you might unlock new skills for trying out new mani ideas, hahahaha!) Don't get me wrong though. I like this idea. I think its such a fun concept and its one of the points that separates Nailpolis from other (nail) media platform.
I'll get straight to the point. I want the turtle badge. XD I've been stalking their event list wondering if there are hints on when it'll commence. But only yesterday I received a notification stating that World Turtle Day contest is happening nowww! I was celebrating until I read..... on 23rd May 2014. (Did you hear it? My heart sunk with a thud for a bit there). Kind of a short notice eh? :( Or so I thought... there were submissions already! These talented people are sure fast!
Putting on my kiasu-ness (direct translate: scared to lose/not wanting to lose attitude), I pondered awhile if I should enter in my previous turtle mani. Hahaha! Truth is, I was very much tempted to. However, I really want to do something different and new if not for my sake, at least for Sparky's sake! Lol! So, I swapped hats and put on the thinking cap instead ;)
Haha! This is no ordinary depiction of creatures under water with bubbles. To anyone who have Turtles as pet, you would know Turtles are funny creatures. Hahahaha! There hasn't been a time when she didn't make me laugh when I look at her. Well, they're also independent. Seen on my mani, is an activity I caught her doing when she got too bored in her tank.
Yes, my dearest Sparky blows bubbles to entertain herself when she's bored. Hahahahaha! The first time I saw this happening I got a bit worried as I've read information about respiratory infections. I observe a little bit more and it was clear that she was just entertaining herself. I would share with you a video of Sparky but she stop doing it whenever she noticed I'm near. Aw... But I found a video that's pretty similar (Turtle Blowing Bubbles) psst, mine blows more bubbles XD
All in all, I'm happy with the result. Painting a cartoon version of Sparky was indeed challenging. So, I'm glad I managed to achieve satisfactory result. I only did this on one hand though, if you're wondering. To achieve this result with my non-dominant hand would prove too time consuming. Hahaha! Anyway, this is rather simple design, I lacked varieties of rhinestone to decorate this nail art with. But then again, red-eared sliders are freshwater turtles. I can't exactly put jewels to decorate. In the end, I think keeping it simple was a better choice :)
Well then. I hope you all love this simple rendition of my funny turtle's self amusement activity :) I'll be back on Friday to show you one more from the vault. (This nail art is fresssssshhhh btw, just saying XD) Hahaha!
Nail polishes used for Turtle:
- Cyber Colors -Cyber Snow
- The Face Shop - OR207
- Chi Chi - Bounce Him
- Lioele - #24
- The Face Shop - GR508
- Etude House - Only Olive
- Bandi - Mineral Green
Nail polishes used for Background:
- Elianto - Turquoise
- Revlon - Fashionista
- Etude House Bling In The Sea - Mermaid's Tears
- Essence - Glisten Up!