Monday, June 13, 2011

Flamingo inspired nails


Hi guys! There are many nail art contests hosted lately. The last two I entered have just ended and I'm already participating in the next one. This time it's the Animalistic nail art contest at Spooky Nails. I found it hard to come up with something animal-related which was original at the same time. Finally I came up with the flamingo bird, I was attracted by its corally pink color and the long, curved neck. So I went googling for some images and found some beautiful ones where the flamingos are relaxing in the water. Their pinky color formed such a nice contrast with the water and I immediately knew that I wanted to make something that would capture that contrast. I tried to keep the overall look simple by using the flamingo design as accent nails only. The colors I used were Essence You're The One (corally pink), China Glaze For Audrey and Rimmel Sky High for the tips. I also added a layer of White Cap over For Audrey on my accent nails, which is barely visible in the pics. But in the second picture below, where I didn't add the birds yet, you can see it a bit better.

There are many others participating in the contest, so please visit Spooky Nails to have a look at all the creative entries and vote for your favorite!

EDIT: Unfortunately my entry didn't win in the contest, the winner was Mada with a cute and simple, sillhouette cat creation. But I really want to thank you if you had voted for me! :)


31 comments:

  1. i hadnt heard about this contest or i would have entered! haha. (but with your winning streak you'll probably win anyway!!)

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  2. I love the flamingos! They look great. I also love all the colors you chose. :)

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  3. oh very pretty! flamingos used to be my fave animals when I was a kid! :) with racoons! :)

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  4. Mooi, ik weet bijna zeker dat jij wint!

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  5. Love this! You're an artist :D

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  6. really good work, it's the one of my favourites in this contest! good luck :)

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  7. I love it! The colors and the shapes work so well, and it's definitely not your typical leopard print.

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  8. I voted for you! Amazing as always!!

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  9. That is beyond precious! I love it!!

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  10. The flamingos are amazingly drawn!! Love how the coral pink goes with the blue as well :-)

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  11. Aww this is so stinking cute !

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  12. this is so bright and fun! the flamingos are perfect looking! i really like this.

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  13. Those are very cute! I will definitely go vote for you.

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  15. AAAHHHHH! I love this so much! Flamingos are my absolute most favorite thing in the whole wide world and it never even occurred to me to mani them! I'm sorry I missed it, I would've given a thousand votes for you!

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  16. I Love this! Great design and color combo!

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