The Pintados Kasadyaan Festival highlights various ritual dance performances from all over the province of Leyte. Contingents display highly creative costumes combined with body painting that emanates the theme of their dance. And so, I decided that my nails should be festive and as colorful as well.
Colorful Abstract Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
I used one coat of Sally Hansen Black Out as base color and everything else was painted using acrylic. I wanted some black outline for this hand painted nail art design. But instead of painting it after, I used a black base and carefully painted the other colors in an abstract manner, making sure I leave a thin gap between shapes. I find this technique easier to do.
A contingent performs during the Pintados Kasadyaan 2011.
The Pintados Kasadyaan Festival is a celebration in honor of Señor Santo Niño. It showcases the rich culture of the province of Leyte as it includes dance interpretations of folklores accompanied by indigenous music.
One of the highlights of the festival is the grand parade. Participants roam the streets of Tacloban while performing their dance routines. I was really looking forward to this. Unfortunately, due to political disputes, the parade was not allowed this year and performances was held in the Leyte Provincial Sports Complex instead. Perhaps I'll be lucky next year.
Anyway, I thought my colorful abstract nail art blended well during the festivities. I first wanted a swirl pattern but I figured it would be more difficult and more time consuming so I opted for an irregular pattern. I only had a few hours to do my nails and my nail art before my flight.
I chose particularly bright colors for this freehand nail design. The black outlines were supposed to separate the colors and I think it was able to do its job well. Without the outlines, the colors will just blend in and it was not the effect I was looking for.
Photo courtesy of my friend Don of Bongga Ba
I truly love that photo my friend took when we were in Tacloban. I always take pictures of my nail designs using artificial light as I always do my nails in the evening. It looks nicer under natural lighting. I always do my nails in the evening but I'll try to look for a place here at home I can do some photo shoots with such lighting.
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What do you think of this nail design?