Nail Art: Round and Round

Hello!

Perhaps this post will come as a surprise to most of you because I took a leave for more than a month! I have no intention of abandoning this blog. Oh no! I love nail art too much to do that. But the truth is, I fell in love. And if you know me personally, you'd understand why I had to take a little time out from blogging. It was unexpected, confusing, and absolutely complicated. Well, we better leave it at that for the time being. For now, let me share with you a freehand nail art I simply called Round and Round because that's exactly how my present life is.

Round and Round Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

I wanted a simple nail design to express myself and the first thing that came to mind is to paint swirls. Well, if I have one weakness as a nail artist, that would be drawing curves on my nails. But then again, maybe a challenge is all I need to bring my groove back after being gone for quite awhile.

Round and Round Nail Art Design on Dazzle Dry Mystic Blue 4U

I was choosing between blue and purple background. Blue won. My inclination to the color can also be because it reminds me of the water. And perhaps you have heard of the typhoon that hit my country (Philippines) this week that wrecked havoc to properties to a lot of us. The water leak inside my studio is nothing compared to the damage other people suffered. As of this post, the rain has subsided and relief operations are still ongoing. Please include us in your prayers.

Sorry for that side note.

Base color is 2 coats of Dazzle Dry Mystic Blue 4U (swatched here). And I hand-painted the design using acrylic paints and a detailing nail art brush.

Round and Round Nail Art Design - Thumb

I noticed my hand are a little dry on these photos. My apologies. Should I emphasize -- moisturizing is a must! Or does this mean I can't hide my age anymore. Yay! ;)

Anyway, I'd like to share that painting curve lines on your nails is more manageable if you use a detailing nail art brush with shorter bristles because you need to hold the brush as vertical as possible to get clean lines. It would also help if you water down your paint a little more so that the pigment would slide easier as you draw.

Round and Round Nail Art Design - Right Hand

Oh, and did you notice that dot I placed on each nail? I added that for drama. I didn't want the swirls to completely cover the nail bed so I opted for an open ended swirl and placed a dot on the end. I personally think that details like this makes a difference in the overall impact of a nail design.

Round and Round Nail Art Design - Both Hands

I also chose a lighter blue paint color for the swirls because I thought using white would be a little bold. Although I think white would highlight the background polish more. If you are more adventurous, perhaps you can use contrasting colors like yellow or bright orange.

Round and Round Nail Art Design - Parting Shot

Thank you for welcoming me back. I guess you can say that vacation is finally over and I need to get back to business, so to speak. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with the nail art community and see what I missed! You can probably help me by leaving me a message below.






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20 comments:

  1. Hello, Rina! :-) Nice to have you again, welcome back! :-) Falling in love is a beautiful thing, enjoy it! :-) I hope that consequences of the typhoon will not be so heavy like they could be, luckily you had minor problems... :-) Beautiful colours and beautiful manicure, like always! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for always having nice things to say. I'm really looking forward to getting my groove back. I miss nail art. :)

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  2. Welcome back! You have been missed, but I'm glad to hear you had some happy events taking place. Your freehand work always amazes and inspires me. I check for new posts on your blog daily and in fact I'd already checked today when I switched to Facebook and saw that you posted right after I checked. Lol super glad to see you hope your family and friends are alright after the typhoon. Look forward to all you do!

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    1. Thank you. I miss all of you, too. I know it appears that I neglected this blog. I guess there comes a point when we need to take a much needed break. ;)

      I hope I'll continue to inspire you.

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  3. Welcome back - we missed you!
    Glad your absence was due to something as beautiful as falling in love - hope the confusion and complicated parts go away soon and you can be thoroughly happy **
    Sorry to hear about the typhoon, hope it will all soon be a bad memory - you have my positive thoughts going your way to everyone

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    1. ps. and here I forgot to say, last but not least, how much I liked your design :D

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    2. Glad to be back and hopefully can regularly blog already. ;)

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  4. Awesome mani as always! As I was looking at your mani, I was trying to figure out what it reminded me of.. & it's the Pokemon, Poliwag! Hehe x)

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    1. Oh, I have to check that. I am not so familiar with Pokemons. :)

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  5. Welcome back Rins! And can I say I went kilig when I read of you falling in love? :D Good luck and enjoy it! I'd say love is always worth the confusion. Awesome swirly pattern btw, the dot really brings a quirky factor to an already cool design.

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    1. Aww, thank you! Love can make you paint swirls on your nails. :P

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  6. Hi there, I am recently new to the blogger world and new to nail art as well, I came across your site via Pinterest and glad I did. Your blog is a great inspiration as I too have painted :) Glad to hear that things are going well with you on a personal level:) Take care and please keep posting.

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    1. Welcome to Simply Rins and I hope my past and future posts will let you regularly visit my blog. :)

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  7. It's great to see your creative nails on my feed again, and the design is as great as always, very detailed too! Your hands don't look dry at all, trust me mine are a lot worse ;)
    Also, I just noticed you have an Instagram account so I'm wondering how in the world I wasn't following your already! All fixed now.

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    1. Thanks for keeping my spirits up! And thank you as well for following me on Instagram! :)

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  8. glad you're back :D
    lovely manicure,nice color combo :D

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    1. Happy to be back and more happy to know that you all are still here to welcome me again. :)

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  9. it's so beautiful!! i love how every detail has a meaning. thanks for sharing and nice to read from you again :D

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    1. It is fulfilling to know that you read the texts and not only look at the photos. Thank you. :)

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  10. Love is bad for the business. Hahaha!!! Kidding.

    I love you...and you know that!!!

    Wishing you all the happiness!

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