Feb 11, 2013

Nail Art for Carnival: Colorful Rio

Hello my lovelies! How have you started this week! Hope you're doing well and full of energy.
Today I wanted to share with you another nail art Carnival-inspired. I've showed you recently a mani trying to reproduce a Venetian mask, and thought it looked neat, it wasn't quite the spirit of Carnival I grew up with. Carnival in Latin America is much brighter, more colorful, more joyful and of course hotter. So I thought the right way to express that was through the famous Carnival of Rio de Janeiro costumes, and I've even found an image without nudity!! (lol).

For this manicure I used the most wonderful shade of blue of my entire collection, Gina Tricot Sapphire Blue, which was sent to me by the lovely Little Miss Nailpolish! Thanks Jezzica!! I'll do a separate post showing you the marvelous nailmail my dear friend blogger sent me.

Then I stamped some stars using Essence Icy princess and Konad plate m3. I've added a French tip using Essie Beyond Cozy, and the NYX Ink Nail art Yellow and Light green. I used this last two polishes for drawing some (sort of) feathers in my ring finger nail.

So, how do you like the result? Below is the picture I got inspired by. This costume has all the colours of the Brazilian flag, and I thought it was a nice homage to a neighbour country.

Please, let me know your thoughts about this! Would you wear a manicure like this for Carnival?


  1. wow! looks awesome! You captured perfect the model

  2. Wow, it looks great! You're really good at this!! Lovely colours!

    1. Thanks Ann-Sofie, I'm glad you liked it.

  3. Anonymous11/2/13 20:07

    Looks great, so happy and vibrant :-)

  4. Ay Nati - Samba Samba, I can feel the drums :-)!!! How artfully interpreted - I am stunned!!! Of course I would wear this mani but you might have heard by now that carnival in Basel is a serious affair except for the "schnitzelbängg" - rhymes to ironically comment on stuff that happened throughout the year. And then you are either "active" or "audience" but you dont't mix these two groups. Have a lovely evening - mutzeli

    1. Oh, Christine, serious affair? meaning exactly... that you take it too seriously?
      Today started the carnival in Biel. Several Crèches of the town have organize a baby parade (sort of) and disguised all the little ones and went to the city centre throwing confetti and sweets, my little boy was dressed as a strawberry, he was so cute!
      I've disguised the first and second year in Switzerland, and then stopped doing it because weather was so awful :/
      kisses! xx

  5. Ooops wanted to mention that I love your Carnival themed manicures!!! Such a nice idea to show us a couple - thank you xxx

    1. Thanks to you for reading my craziness!

  6. Ciao Nati!
    OMG! What an stunning carnival manicure! So colourful and vivid!! It made me smile widely! :D
    I'm so glad you liked my nail mail! I had such fun choosing the polishes for you!
    Sapphire Blue really suits you!! It'll be great to see the others on your nails too!
    Baci cara!

    1. Ciao bellissima! I love all the colours you sent me!
      On the other hand I'm so dissappointed your package has not arrived yet! I'll complain right away!

  7. VERY CUTE!!!!! Beautiful manicure!


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