Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Where In The World Challenge: Israel

Hello my lovelies! I'm finally catching up with the Where In The World challenge and posting my Israel nail art today. I had this idea in my head for over a week but was so busy with other posts that I didn't have the time to put it into practice. I must admit that today's approach is a bit abstract, but I did my best to do something original and interesting. 


Here's the story behind this nail art. I had a little trouble coming up with something for this challenge so I started researching Israel on Wikipedia. I found out about this flower, named Anemone coronaria or poppy anemone, that grows all over Israel and is a popular tourist attraction. Instead of painting complicated flowers on my nails, I took inspiration from a photo of a field of Anemone coronaria. Here's the picture in question. 

*image source*
The base color of this manicure is Essie Navigate Her. I've already posted about this color here, but I'm still going to include a picture of this on my longer nails because I love it. Seriously, this polish is so gorgeous that I would need to grow one more hand so I could wear this all the time on it. 

Essie Navigate Her indoors, artificial light
 This is just 2 coats of awesomeness! The "flowers" are random spots that I drew with a nail art brush. I used Sleek Geisha's Seal for the red flowers and I tried to create an opaque lilac by mixing Sephora Let's Dance with some white for the other flowers. Of course the lilac is still too purple and should be lighter but it seemed light enough in real life. 


This came out pretty weird in the end but I still like the effect of the random dots on my nails. It actually looks more like one of those color blind tests rather than a poppy field. 


Thanks for reading! Here are the other posts from the ladies participating in this challenge: 






14 comments:

  1. Wow! so pretty))) I love that you improvised and created your own colour!

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  2. You chose such a gorgeous inspiration and depicted it SOOOOOO beautifully!!!
    I LOVE IT!!!

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  3. This is so simple, yet fun! I love it!!!

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  4. This is gorgeous, I absolutely love the inspiration behind it!!

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  5. WOW that inspiration picture is gorgeous and I love your mani! Very creative and pretty

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  6. I love abstract nail art! :) This is great, such a great inspiration..

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  7. Chameleon StampedeOctober 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    What a great inspiration! I love how it turned out!

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  8. Thank you! It was actually the first time I mixed a color but it was very easy. Now I know that I can create my own colors for the nail art I want to do.

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  9. I'm so glad you like it! Honestly, I was nervous about your opinion. Like I am with Gosia and the Poland mani. Thank you so much for you kind words!

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  10. Thank you Marisa! It was so easy to create this nail art!

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  11. Thank you Jacqui! I put a lot of thought in this and I'm glad you like it!

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  12. Thank you! I really did some brainstorming to come up with this one.

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  13. Thank you Mandy! I'm glad you like it!

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