Jose Rizal nail art design by Simply Rins
The inspiration for this nail art was taken from the advertising poster (inset in 1st photo) used to promote Jose Rizal's 150th celebration. I have one accent nail on my left hand and my right hand represents the Philippine flag.
I hand painted Jose Rizal on my left index finger in the image likeness of how the hero was portrayed in the poster. As an artist, drawing or painting portraits has always been one of my weaknesses. But I am quite happy with the results of this attempt.
I used Sally Hansesn Black Out as base color for all my nails on my left hand except for the accent nail, wherein I wore Orly Green Apple.
I polished my right hand with colors of the Philippine Flag -- red, blue, yellow, and white. I used the following polishes on my right hand:
- Elianto Yellow for the yellow shade.
- Essie Marshmallow for the white base color on the accent nail.
- Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Thinking of Blue for the blue shade.
- Sally Hansen Cherry Red for the red shade.
Oh, if you're wondering, I painted both thumbs black.
I decided to hand paint the sun and the 3 stars of the Philippine flag on my index finger as accent nail for my right hand. I am personally not so satisfied with how this accent nail turned out. I wanted a more detailed sun. But at first glance, I am doubtful if it does look like the sun with rays. Perhaps I should have created more distance between each ray for further distinction.
The celebration for Dr. Jose Rizal's 150th birth anniversary will be held simultaneously at Rizal Park in Calamba, Laguna and in Manila. For schedule of program and other details, please visit and like the 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal Facebook Page.
I believe that everyone can be heroes in their own little way. Do be able to have the courage to do what is right at all times is already heroic for me as it is not always easy to do so. And so, I hope sharing this Jose Rizal inspired nail art design can serve as a personal token of my appreciation and admiration to his patriotism.