Monday, May 13, 2013

Nail art - my talent in the making

We all know that each and every one of us has their own talents and skills. Though there are times that you would feel that there’s nothing special about you, sooner or later, you would realize that there’s something really special within you that you just have to nurture.

In my case, it took a while before I could realize what my hidden talent is. I know for a fact that I can type real fast with an accuracy of 95 to 98% without looking at the keyboard (that’s a skill right?:D). Aside from that, I used to play the piano (as in read real notes) and the flute. I say “used” because right this moment, I can no longer read the notes because I stopped practicing and developing those skills the moment I stepped college. My mom was a piano teacher before so she made sure to give me lessons and had me memorize some of the classic piano pieces. She used to make me play the piano in public places, that’s why when I was a little girl, I really get scared and nervous whenever there’s a piano displayed somewhere on the mall, because deep down I knew that she’ll ask me to play, and she’d get annoyed at me if I don’t play on public.   I will never forget the pressure and nervousness’ I have encountered during those days. It was remarkable and basically one of the stages of my life that caught me off guard.   
So last year, I was able to discover my talent – I am ambidextrous and can easily hand paint my left fingernails without trembling “that much”.  Practice was basically the key that made me improve and do better in this newly discovered hidden talent. I am not saying that I am a professional nail artist, but looking at the beginners pictures of some aspiring nail art enthusiast, my own version doesn’t have much smudges as compared to them. The designs too, that looks too complex on each tutorials and pictures look also good when already painted on my nails.
Looking at the first few nail designs and experiments I have done, I can pretty say that I have improved big time. I am now practicing the art of dotting tools (believe me, dotting tools can do so much on your nails, and even if you don’t design that much, as long as you know how to play with colors, your nails will still look uber prettified!) Stripers are a big help too. Since the quality of nail polish being sold here (the cheap ones) tend to get pasty in time, using nail art brushes is not advisable because the moment you apply it and paint your nails, the polish is already sticky. One way to have beautiful strokes and lines is to buy a striper. Or better yet, a more expensive nail lacquer.
Acrylic paint is also a good alternative. If you’re a hardcore on designing your nails, acrylic is a good choice. Now, that’s where you can use the nail art brushes you have. It’s also cheaper and you won’t be wasting too much paint, because a small pinch of acrylic can paint more than 5 finger nails already. (small designs).
I’d like to share the designs I have applied on my nails ever since I started with nail painting. I do not use stickers and konad. 
Look at how pudpod my nails are! And the designs are cute and simple. E-v-o-l-v-i-n-g! 




Thank you to those nailart enthusiasts who continuously share their ideas and inspirations. You make my nail art hobby more exciting and easier! 

5 comments:

  1. at pati ako ay naaliw sa talent at hobby mong ito! medyo nahawa na din ako, kahit malapad ang nails ko pilit kong kinokortehan pra gumanda ng onti, lol. inggit nga ako sa nails mo neng, hindi n kelangan effortan pra gumanda ang hugis. at ngayon pati ang ate kong di masyado kikay, at never nagkikay sa kuko, ay nagpapalagay na ng nail art minsan! haha

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  2. That's a lot of nail art designs! Great job! I mostly rely on stickers since my hands are EXTREMELY shaky! I enjoy doing nail art, but it takes a lot of time and patience.

    Btw, I can type really fast without looking at the keyboard too XD (My friends and I used to play a game where they would blindfold me and ask me to type random things.) And I also used to take piano lessons when I was younger. I can totally relate to your fear of finding a piano at the mall (or some public place) because I knew my parents would make me play it. They used to make me play at parties too and I didn't like it very much. I mean, I love playing the piano, but I hate being pressured into performing in public, especially when I'm not prepared :D

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  3. That's a lot of nail art designs! Great job! I mostly rely on stickers since my hands are EXTREMELY shaky! I enjoy doing nail art, but it takes a lot of time and patience.

    Btw, I can type really fast without looking at the keyboard too XD (My friends and I used to play a game where they would blindfold me and ask me to type random things.) And I also used to take piano lessons when I was younger. I can totally relate to your fear of finding a piano at the mall (or some public place) because I knew my parents would make me play it. They used to make me play at parties too and I didn't like it very much. I mean, I love playing the piano, but I hate being pressured into performing in public, especially when I'm not prepared :D

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  5. Galing mu sis! Nakaktuwa di ba kapag nakakatapos tayo ng nail art? Especially tayong mga moms. Mas madame ka ng nagawa kesa sa kin. Gusto ko din mag nail art ng mag nail art kea lang yung time ko kasi pati pag nasa bahay ako nakikigulo mga anak ko hehehe In fairness kahit maiksi kuko mu nakakadrawing ka yun naman ang mahirap sa kin hindi ko kaya kapag masyadong maiksi mga kuko ko. Keep it up!

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