Nail Art: Porcelain Look

I arrived at Manila Hotel Tent City by 5pm on June 24, 2012 to witness the Miss World Philippines 2012 Pageant Night. Special thanks to the organizers of the pageant and to TV5 for the privilege. The event required the ladies to be in evening wear and as much as I wanted to say that I got excited on what to wear, I was particularly excited for what nail art design I was going to wear. ;)

So I dug into my closet and found this peach turtle-neck dress. But I didn't have shoes to match so I dug deeper and found a royal blue (somewhat) dress that I think was appropriate for the occasion. I instantly knew what nail design I wanted after that.

Here is what I came up with:

Porcelain Look Nail Art Design
Porcelain Look Nail Art Design by Simply Rins


I have always wanted to try a porcelain look nail art and I figured I found the perfect opportunity to finally get into it. Since it was a semi-formal event, I decided to create accent nails and just leave the rest of the nails in plain color.

Porcelain Look Nail Art Design


Background color is Revlon 730 Royal from the Top Speed Collection in 2 coats. I reviewed and swatched some polishes from the same collection here.

I hand painted the nail design using blue acrylic paint and a detailing nail art brush.

And this was the outfit I matched the nail art to:

Porcelain Nail Art Design


I know that the design is not actually the usual one you'd see on porcelains, this is the reason I titled it like so. But the shade of blue over an almost white background gives it a similar feel and I really liked it. It is subtle and classy for the occasion.

Porcelain Nail Art Design


When I first started creating freehand nail art designs, I was very fond of accent nails. I think it is a good choice during formal events. For this particular design, I made 2 accent nails, one on each hand. If you have been a follower of this blog for some time, you probably have noticed that I shifted my accent nail on my right hand from the ring finger to the pointer. I realized it was more interesting that way. ;)

Porcelain Look Nail Art Design


This nail design is actually a clutter of blue flowers. But I think whatever you paint using the background color and a royal blue paint will give you a porcelain look. On top of my mind right now are swirls. I think that would look fab.

What do you think? :)





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20 comments:

  1. Oh wow I like what you chose to do to your nails. Great idea to do an accent nail to compliment your dress. You look great! :)

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  2. Beautiful mani. :) I love Revlon Royal and I am going to steal this idea.

    You looked great for your event.

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  3. gorgeous *.*
    and look at you, so simple but elegant outfit, love it :-D

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  4. I love this! So glad I picked up Royal recently!

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  5. So hip, I really dig this

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  6. I love this Rina :) I love blue

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  7. awesome as always! I've been wanting to give ming dynasty designs a try for a while, maybe it's time to do so ^-^

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  8. Wonderful! Perfect match with your outfit! Revlon Royal is beautiful!

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  9. You look very pretty ms. Rina! :)
    At first glance I thought the flowers on your nails was stamped. So cool! :)

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  10. Don't you just love accent nails? :)

    Thanks so much for appreciating this simple nail art idea.

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  11. Such a beautiful design!! Gorgeous!

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  12. This is so pretty!! Looks just like a beautiful, delicate porcelain design. :) I'd love to see a tutorial on it .. *hinthint* ;)

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  13. @kellie
    Hi! I actually did a tutorial before on how I painted the flowers. You can view it at my YouTube channel. The link is at my sidebar. The title of the tutorial is "Flower Power". :)

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  14. Beautiful!! Love these nails :)

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  16. I see that you replied to someone else saying that you did a tutorial...that will be my next stop lol. You did such a lovely job!!

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