Nail Art: Christmas Wrapper

It's 12 days before Christmas and I am slacking on my holiday inspired nail art designs. Crazy things have been happening lately and well, I'm spending a lot of my time with Floozie (my cat) and her 4 kittens which are all growing too fast! And then of course, there was the storm that hit my country last week and the weather was gloomy for several days. But the sun is up, I've got my mood back, and finally had time to do my nails!

This Christmas nail art was inspired by a simple concept -- gift wrappers. I wanted my nails to look as if it was wrapped. I also wanted something easy to paint. In the end, I loved how it turned out and I'm hoping that you'll like it too. Take a look:

Christmas Wrapper Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

CND Modern Folklore Collection + Nail Art

For about a year, I was almost exclusively just using one brand of nail polish. But I guess it is impossible for most (me included) to be loyal to one. Polishing your nails should be fun and there are a lot of amazing brands that offer variety of nail lacquers for us to enjoy! And I am particularly excited to share with you my first manicure and nail art experience with CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) nail polishes.

The CND Vinylux Weekly Polish was designed to last for 7 days without basecoat. Yes, without basecoat. The company claims that it has a patent-pending ProLight Technology, which is responsible for making the polish last on your nails for at least a week. Exposure to natural light activates this technology and promises that instead of making your manicure look dull it will promote durability the longer you wear it.

CND Modern Folklore Collection

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