Oct 21, 2013

33DC - Day 13: Chinese

Hi my lovelies! How was your weekend?
Today is day 13 of the 33 Days Challenge and the theme is "Chinese". I tell you, I had a very hard time coming up with anything, and I really hoped one of my stamping plates had some chinese symbols, but I was not lucky! After much thinking I finally decided to go for a Dragon manicure!

This manicure was done only in my left hand, my right hand is only red nails. For achieving it I first painted two flawless coats of OPI Die another day, and waited for it to dry. Then using a dotting tool I tried for the first time the "fish-scales" technique, using the following colours: Zoya Edyta, Zoya Ziv, OPI Up front and personal, Max factor dazzling blue. Then using the Essence nail art pen, I designed the eye and part of the head of the dragon on my middle finger and a tail on my pinkie. I then filled the different parts using a Winstonia brush and Max Factor dazzling blue, Zoya Edyta, Essence be my sunshine and some black and white.

Believe it or not the most difficult part were the scales, because I really should have watched a tutorial first! It was so clear in my head, but not so much on the nail :/
Anyway, I think the final look is pretty Chinese, don't you? What would you have done for this theme? Don't forget to check out what the other ladies have done!

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  1. These are so cool! You've got guts for attempting a dragon haha! I never could have done that, great work! (:

  2. Thank you Marisa, I always thought that Lotus flowers were more Japanese, as well as Cherry and peach blossoms, all since Akira Kurosawa made me believe that, haha. So I didn't wanted to have something "oriental" in General, but particularly "Chinese". Thus I went with my crappy dragon :)

  3. I love this dragon inspired mani...!

  4. wow me encanta tu manicura.Eres toda una artista.El color base es muy bonito.

  5. Oh Nati! How beautiful and cool!! I love them! I love the colors and the design!! Very very well done!!! Baci! xx

  6. It looks very Chinese, Nati, well done! And I believe you when you say that the scales were hard to do, I would SO not be able to do this :-)

  7. Wow, I think you did great here! I immediately saw that it was a dragon and I think the scales looked great! :D

  8. Great! Maybe it's better that you didn't find any stamping plates with Chinese signs, so you had to do some beautiful nail art! :-)

  9. Wow! This is just beautiful!!


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