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Halloween Challenge: #6 Free for all

Happy belated Halloween to everyone! It’s not widely celebrated in SA, but I’m sure it was huge in the US.

These are a bit late, but it’s the final day of the Halloween Challenge and it was a free for all. I’ve seen this style of manicure a few times this Halloween and I love the idea. I did a sunset/evening landscape with gravestones, an eerie tree and some mist. I hope you all like it!

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Thanks to Kitty’s Painted Claws and Racho’s Nail Love for creating this challenge. Check out all the other participants by clicking the link below:

 


 


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Polka dot and lace

I know this is off-topic (I am supposed to be posting a Halloween mani today), but I didn’t get a chance to do my Halloween mani last night. I’ll try do it asap πŸ™‚

In the meantime, here is a fun little mani I did this week. I wore it to work, so it couldn’t be too outrageous. I used Tip Top Solar Flare for the base and Tip Top Cream Puff for the polka dots. I also added some lace stickers that I had lying around from Korea.

I really like it.. Hope you do too! πŸ™‚

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South Africa – Ndebele Manicure

In 8 days I’m going to be getting on a plane with 46kg of my life in a bag and moving back to South Africa. I’ve got a lot of mixed emotions about the move back. On the one hand I’m really excited to see my friends and family that I haven’t seen in a year. But on the other hand I’m unemployed and moving to the big city.

Anyways, it got me thinking about South Africa. I decided to to a manicure of Ndebele murals. They are famous for their beautiful, colourful patterns that they paint on their houses. I absolutely love it. I think it really shows how vibrant and unique South Africa is. We have 11 languages, and tons of different cultures in our country.

I used lots of different colours, and I couldn’t tell you how I did it. I just looked at a picture and tried to copy some of the designs. I’m also going to enter this in Mommy Loves Polish’s competition on Facebook, so please check it out and support this great competition.

Here are the pics of the nails, what do you think? I hope you like it..

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These are the pictures of the Ndebele designs:

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For those of you that are South African Nail Art bloggers, or would like to start, join the South African Nail Art community on Facebook at SA Nails.


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Happy Valentine’s Day :)

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I know it’s a bit late for those of us in Korea, but “Happy Valentine’s Day”! I hope you all had a lovely day.

This is all you need for this manicure:

  • White polish (I used white Holika Holika)
  • Konad red stamping polish
  • Konad plate m83
  • Matte top coat (I used Holika Holika again)

I added some gems, which I immediately picked off. So I wouldn’t suggest putting those on πŸ™‚

I got lots of chocolates and candy from my students at school. It also happened to be my last day of teaching in Korea, so it was an emotional day.

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Day 11 – Gifts

Today’s topic was “gifts”. I did one mani for this, and I hated it. So I removed it and started again. I much prefer this one πŸ™‚

I wanted something simple, but cute, and I like how this one has turned out! I’m going through a bow phase, so yet again, there’s a bow in this mani.

I decided at the end to add a little gift tag in brown and I wanted to write something on it. The only thing that would fit was “to”. My boyfriend was teasing me a lot today saying “What does ‘to’ mean? You should have written something more awesome!”Β  I replied: “Well, firstly I was going for the ‘to’ and ‘from’ thing that you usually write on gift tags. Secondly, YOU try writing in tiny letters in nail polish on a nail!”. Sheesh, men! They just don’t get it. It’s not as easy as it looks! πŸ™‚

So here it is..Β  πŸ™‚ I hope you like it!

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I really want to share links to the other bloggers doing this challenge. But I haven’t figured out that other website yet (if anyone can show me how to add my link to that group, I would really appreciate it). So I’ll just do it old-fashioned style πŸ™‚

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Happy Hands
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Perfectly Polished Tips
The Polish Squirrel
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Shopping is cheaper than therapy

 


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Day 7 – Ornaments

Sorry for the late post, it’s been a busy weekend! I did these nails a day or two ago, but I haven’t had time to post them yet.

I really struggled with this topic. Eventually, I just Googled it and used a picture for inspiration. I used tons of different random polishes, too many to list. I hope you like it! Here’s the final product πŸ™‚

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World AIDS Day – 1 December

December 1st is World AIDS Day, so I’d like to dedicate this mani tho the cause. What is World AIDS Day about you ask? Here’s a small summary from the World Health Organisation:

World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world. – WHO World AIDS Day

For more information here a a website, I think it’s UK based, but it is nicely done and has some good ideas – World AIDS Day.

For my mani I used an unnamed The Face Shop red (In the pics), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “White On” and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “Black out”. I hope you like my manicure πŸ™‚

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