Nailing Your School Spirit (UAAP Nail Art)

My Google Alerts failed me and I missed to get a copy of the newspaper and I am sorry that I also failed to inform you about it. Last 08 November 2014, Saturday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published my UAAP (University Athletics Association of the Philippines) nail art designs. They only featured 2 schools. I made a nail design for each of the participating schools. But I still need to ask them if it would be fine to publish the others here on my blog before doing so. Once I get the heads up, I'll update this post to share the rest of the designs.

For now, here's a screenshot of the digital copy:

Nail Art Quote Picture No.14

It is not just nail art, it is art.

Nail Art Quote Picture No.14

It has been awhile since my last nail art quote. But the one I am sharing with you all today came from a friend, a male friend. We were having a chat in Facebook regarding my Gilas Pilipinas (Basketball) Nail Art and he mentioned that he particularly liked it. I don't usually receive nail art compliments from guys. So it was surprising, for me at least. It was during our conversation that he mentioned the statement that I quoted in the picture. It was an opinion that I myself believe.

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