And here’s some more entries from the Nail Art Competition. I still have no word on the winner, but the event is still on for another few hours. These are not my work, just to be clear. Click the photos to enlarge.
A dreamy carousel set with a nice sunset gradation.
Hmm, I think this is a European type castle with a chandelier. Check out the cute tiny candles and interwoven chains. I can’t imagine you’d be able to use your hands at all if you wore these, but I guess that’s the idea!
Phoenix bird with a gorgeous mother-of-pearl type design.
Hmm, does she have ESP? Or a headache? The figure is a little ambiguous but I love that glitter gel/stained glass look in the background. Amazingly clean and well-done, it’s one of those things that looks simple but is not easy to do!
Tiny tea service, roses, macaroons, and roses. Yum! I think Mr. Bee wants in on it too, he’s lurking on that rose but he’s about to go for a macaroon, I’m sure.
I’m not well versed enough in the classics to know what these figures are- they seem sort of Greek or Roman to me- anyone have any ideas? This detail work is gorgeous. I have no idea how the artist painted such fine lines. Simply stunning.
International Peacock? Lots of little tiny flags, with striped leaf-shaped nails on the back. One of the most original ones in the show, I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
Being in Japan gives me a lot of nail art inspiration, that’s for sure! Some of this stuff is to crazy to wear, but I always enjoy looking at it from an art perspective. The theme “Power of Nail” (no, not a typo) was pretty meaningless, in my opinion, since it doesn’t actually define anything, but it did give a lot of leeway for interpretation. Unfortunately, since there are no explanations, it’s hard to figure out what the artist had in mind. But hey, we can still enjoy the pretty colors!