Nail Art: Paper Roses

There are several ways of painting roses. Here's another one that is relatively easy to do. I named this floral nail art "Paper Roses" mainly because it was my inspiration. I used to love origami and if I remember it correctly, it was my mom who taught me how to make roses using a gift wrapping ribbon. I drew this nail design as if it were papers folded to form roses. I hope you'll like it as much as I do.

Take a look:

Paper Roses Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Simply Rins on Gandang Ricky Reyes, GMA News TV

I was seriously thinking whether or not to share this. But I did want to journal it on my blog so here goes.

My Halloween nail art designs were featured on Gandang Ricky Reyes (Todo Na To) television show at GMA News TV last November 01, 2014, Saturday at 9:00am. Before, I would get excited and invite you, my readers, to watch out for the show. But I only told a handful of people I know. Based on my experiences with TV features from this network, I learned not to expect much. I know that this may sound off to some because I should be thankful that they invited me to be part of their Halloween episode. I am thankful and sort of disappointed at the same time. More on that later.

On the show, I was given a short segment to feature Halloween nail art designs. Beforehand, I was interviewed about my art and a video shoot of me painting my nails. At the time, I was wearing the Return of the Black Cats Galore and intentionally did not paint a nail for the shoot. Everything went smoothly except that I was shaking a little while painting. I always get nervous when someone else is recording me as I paint my nails.

Here's the TV feature:

Nail Art: Pretty Poppies

This floral nail art has been in my wishlist for a long time and I'm glad that I finally got around to doing it. I have seen several nail art enthusiasts create this design bringing in their own personal styles to it and I would like to be part of that roster. I find this such a dainty floral design.

This is my version of a poppies inspired nail art:

Pretty Poppies Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Nail Art: Merry Go Yellow (5th Blog Anniversary)

I have no legit excuse for my absence of almost 2 weeks except that I was uninspired. It's like having a writer's block and you don't know what to do. Well, until a night ago when I got an idea for a nail art. But before anything else, I'd like to say that November 2014 marks the 5th year anniversary of my blog! I can't believe that it has been that long already. Although I started blogging in 2009, my nail art posts only began mid of the following year. Regardless, I am thankful to all of you who have supported me and for all the blessings this blog have received.

To celebrate, I wanted something bright on my nails. I wanted yellow. And after a few hours of simultaneously watching a movie on my laptop and doing my nails, this nail design came to be:

Merry Go Yellow Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Nail Art: Peeping Black Cat

The final installment to my Halloween 2014 nail art series is somewhat personal ... again. As you have read in my previous posts, I am a recent furparent to a sweet cat named Floozie and her 4 adorable furbabies. So yes, this is another cat inspired Halloween nail art design. But this time, I would like to advocate the safety of cats, particularly black cats during this season of superstitious beliefs.

We all know that black cats is associated with bad luck and during Halloween there are (heartless) people who find it amusing to hunt and hurt cats. Experiencing first hand how wonderful cats are, I would like to contribute to the campaign through this nail art post and hopefully help spread the word to help safeguard cats during this superstitious time by keeping them indoors or simply by spreading the word.

Here's the nail art:

Peeping Black Cat Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Insights of a Nail Art Blogger After the First Professional Blogging Summit

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I rarely attend blogger events. First, because I almost always feel out of place. Second, I always have to deal with the questioning faces of people when they find out that I blog about nails. You see, there are only a few (I know only a handful) of nail art bloggers here in the Philippines and for a time, it was hard explaining to people why I actually chose to blog about nails. But all these challenges never stopped me from sharing my art online in hope that I could inspire people, make a significant mark, and improve the way some people think about nail art blogging.

I am proud of how my blog grew through the years, mostly of how I grew as a blogger. But I know there are always new things to learn. So I registered to the first Professional Blogging Summit that happened last October 18, 2014 in Makati City.

First Professional Blogging Summit 2014

Nail Art: The Return of Black Cats Galore

I was suppose to post this the other day, but a project came and had to put it on hold. It's my 6th Halloween nail art design for this year. This is a recreation I have been meaning to do that somehow didn't push through until this week.

Do you still remember Black Cats Galore Nail Art from my 2012 Halloween series? Well, this was also inspired by black cats with minor details added. I've only used cats as inspiration during Halloween. It has been (and still is) one of my nail designs often shared, recreated, and infringed. And this year, these cats inspired nail art became more personal. I simply cannot let the year pass without a recreation. More on this later. Let's take a look at the results first:

The Return of Black Cats Galore Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Nail Art Tutorial: Skulls and Bones

I simply love how this Halloween nail art turned out. It looks complicated at a glance, but is absolutely easy to do. And I am happy to say that this is the 5th design for my 2014 Halloween series.

As the title suggests, this nail art was inspired by skulls and bones. I've done skulls for 2 straight years. Skull Skittles last year which was actually just a recreation of Colorful Skulls. But what I am about to share here is different and I hope you'll like it as much as I do. I feel a little weird though because I had mixed feelings with my previous bats nail art and all of sudden I feel thrilled about this!

Here it is:

Skulls and Bones Nail Art Design by Simply Rins