Sunday, September 8, 2013

Where In The World Challenge: Colombia

Hello my lovelies and happy Sunday! It's been far too long since I've posted a manicure from the Where in the World challenge. I've been busy but the truth is that I've also been stuck. The fact that this challenge allows you to go at your own pace didn't help either and only worked together with my laziness. So the reason I've been stuck is Colombia. One of my favorite writers, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, comes from Colombia and I really wanted to honor him with a manicure. But the truth is that his books are so complex that you can't really do a simple manicure out of them. I ended up with something I'm not very proud of, but I don't know what else I could do.

My inspiration for these nails comes from two of my favorite of his works. The index and middle finger design is inspired by Love in the Time of Cholera. The very simple love stamp comes from plate BM-311. As a base I used ELF Desert Haze with two other darker colors sponged on top to make it look like old paper. 

My ring finger nail was inspired by my favorite of his short stories, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. I used a real feather for this and even though it was my second time doing a feather accent nail, it came out a lot worse compared to the first time. Some of the color underneath melted into the feather and the sides didn't want to lay flat on the nail. Oh well. On the pinkie I did an accent of Catrice The GlamoureX Factor. I then decided to mattify the whole look and it seemed very fitting. 

I'm really looking forward to doing the rest of the countries in this challenge. I've already planned some of them and hope they will come out a little bit better. Until then, check out the other Colombian manicures below! 


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