Trying my fate in Water Marbling : Getting better or more of like going there?
This morning, I tried doing water marbling and it was an epic fail. I really find it so hard to do. A lot of practice is really needed. But today, I feel like I had a day of training in this type of nail art. From being a mediocre, somehow I managed to do it waaay better than how I did it this morning. I wasn’t able to even let the polish spread over the surface. And as time went by, I got the technique of doing it, thanks to Youtube. These are my prototypes:
> just this morning
> on false nails
> at the end of the day Though it wasn’t that perfect and flawless, I still lurv it!
Nail art tool bonanza: I got them now on my fingertips :)
Today I finally claimed my prize after winning as the Nail Art Center’s choice from Nail Art Center’s Contest. I looked forward to this moment for 3 days. I was so excited because this is such an answered prayer. I thought before, if He really wants it for me, then thy will be done. And it was done, and I’m so glad with it. It is my very first time to join this kind of contest and what a fulfilling feeling was it to win it! So these are my prizes:
* 10 pc brush set and a 5pc dotting tool set I already have both, and I’m so happy to have these two sets in addition to my collection.
*Dappen dish and 3 containers of nail beads
*The awesome nail dryer. I didn’t expect it was this BIG. Its so huge.
* The creepy dummy finger. I could imagine it tapping me at night…..boooo!
*10 Fimo Canes. I’ve been wanting to try this one since last year but I didn’t get the chance to do so. I was a little bit shocked when I saw that it was this small.
*The acetone pump dispenser. love it!
*Another awesome: The Nail Decorator! This tool is very amazing, I can clean my nails with it, buff them and shape em with it. It so amazing, its all in one…I feel like a dentist using this haha!
*The best part: I’m so happy to finally have this! THE ACRYLIC PAINT! I really don’t know if its for nails because its not in the label, but its part of it, so maybe it is….finally, I can literally PAINT my nails!!
I added their prices up and it summed up to Php 2,450.00. Oooh, I won’t spend that much on nail art! >.<
That was the first abbreviation that came out of my mouth the moment I saw my name beside the NAIL ART CENTER CHOICE.
Actually, as of the moment, I really can’t put my emotions and thoughts into words :)
The moment I sent my entry last March, I was too focused on the prizes:
Oh dibah bongga?! Todo at wagas kung makapamigay ng prizes si Nail Art Center
Hala, grabeh din kami ng ibang participants. Ako, may moment na na-busy ako sa pag papalike. Pero nung nakita kong di na ako competitive dahil ang laki na ng lamang ng ibang participants sa likes ng aking entry. So, I let go of the People’s Choice Award at nag baka sakali nalang ako sa Nail Art Center’s Choice. But, medyo na learn ko rin syang i-let go. I settled for expecting myself to only get the consolation prize which is this:
So as the days went by, inalis ko na sa mind ko na may contest pala akong sinalihan. Nag focus ako sa nursing stuff, dahil sooner, I’ll be having my trainings. Yun naman talaga kasi ang profession ko : to be a practicing Registered Nurse. Pero as of now, hinihintay ko pa ang aking board certificate for me to apply in hospitals.
Well anywayz, palapit nang palapit ang judgement day, which is April 10, 2012, naging interesado nanaman ako. Anxious, na excited malaman kung sino ang mga mananalo. Actually, lahat naman kami winner kasi meh conso prize pero, everybody’s waiting for the 2 grand winners :) Na delay pa ng isang araw ang posting ng results.
Pero nag promise sila kaninang morning na tonight, 6 pm daw nila irerelease ang results.
So by 6.30pm, I immediately turned on my lappy and went to their page.
OMG! there it was, my name!
I’m so happy!!!! I didn’t expect it! People around me kept on telling me that my entry had what it takes to win that contest, but, for the second time around (first was with the NLE board results), I didn’t expect myself to make it coz I don’t want to disappoint myself. Maybe God wants it for me. Kasi kung ayaw niya, kahit anong effort pa ang gawin ko, basta’t hindi para sa akin, matatagalan bago ko makuha ang gusto ko. Pero thank you sa lahat ng sumuporta sa gawa ko:
* I just realized last night, while I was still in cloud 9, that I dreamed of the contest, and I was not one of the winners… its amazing that it was reversed :)
You can be the peanut butter to my jelly You can be the butterflies that I feel in my belly You can be the captain And I can be your first mate You can be the chills that I feel on our first date You can be the hero And I can be your sidekick You can be the tear That I cry if we ever split You can be the rain from the cloud when it’s stormin’ Or u can be the sun when it shines in the mornin’
Chorus Don’t know if I could ever be Without you 'Cause boy you complete me And in time I know that we’ll both see That we’re all we need Cause you’re the apple to my pie You’re the straw to my berry You’re the smoke to my high And you’re the one I wanna marry
Cause you’re the one for me And I’m the one for you You take the both of us And we’re the perfect two We’re the perfect two We’re the perfect two Baby me and you We’re the perfect two [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/a/auburn/perfect_two.html ] Verse 2 You can be the prince and I can be your princess You can be the sweet tooth I can be the dentist You can be the shoes and I can be the laces You can be the heart that I spill on the pages You can be the vodka and I can be the chaser You can be the pencil and I can be the paper You can be as cold as the winter weather But I don’t care as long as were together
Chorus Don’t know if I could ever be Without you ‘cause boy you complete me And in time I know that we’ll both see That we’re all we need Cause you’re the apple to my pie You’re the straw to my berry You’re the smoke to my high And you’re the one I wanna marry
Cause your the one for me And I’m the one for you You take the both of us And we’re the perfect two We’re the perfect two We’re the perfect two Baby me and you We’re the perfect two
Verse 3 You know that I’ll never doubt ya And you know that I think about ya And you know I can’t live without ya I love the way that you smile And maybe in just a while I can see me walk down the aisle
Cause you’re the apple to my pie You’re the straw to my berry You’re the smoke to my high And you’re the one I wanna marry Cause your the one for me And I’m the one for you U take the both of us And were the perfect two Were the perfect two Were the perfect two Baby me and you We’re the perfect two Yeah, yeah
Nabili ko tong polish na to nung isang araw lang. First time kong bumili ng ganitong brand- MY POSH, its a local brand, di ko din alam kung bakit di ako bumibili nito—kasi cheaper than the other known brands sya and hindi ko pa sya na try dati. Nang makita ko tong color nato, naisip ko kaagad syang bilihin kasi ung isa kong polish na gnito rin ang color is medyo tlgang China China sya, takot din ako kasi, alam nyo na….baka meh ibang content, so gusto ko sana iminimize ang paggamit nun….ito, di rin assured kung anong meron, syempre naman, amoy palang, chemical na chemical na kaagad. Lahat naman sila made up of chemicals pero at least ito, made in Pinas. So tin-ry ko…..paggamit ko, ang ganda ng color! Alam nyo yung isang coat lang, ang dark na ng color; unlike the other brands, more pricey and more known products na ginagamit ko, parang translucent. Ilang coats ang kailangan mong ilagay para lang ma-achieve yung gusto mong dark na color na hindi nakikita ung natural nails mo. At the same time, kumakapal nang kumakapal ang coat, so mas matagal bago matuyo. Ilang oras na ang nagdaan eh hindi prin totally dry. Eh ito, dark na talaga siya. Natuwa naman ako dun. May plus pah…
It dries so fast compared to the other brands. :) kaya na within mga 15 minutes, approx. So hindi kana masyadong restricted sa hand/finger movements mo. At ito yung tipong makinis ang pag ka tuyo niya, unlike the others na medyo rough ang surface. Ito, it has that matte-ish effect, makinis at hindi nagmamarka ang fingerprints mo when you dry to touch it after a couple of minutes. Sinubukan ko ring diinan ng nail ko from the other hand. Hindi rin gnun ka marka ang kuko. LOVE KO TALAGA ANG EFFECT NIYA! Another plus! its cheaperthan the other brands.
This is the end result:
> done with one coating- pero unang lagay, minake-sure ko na dark ang color nya by brush its again and again habang basa pa ang polish
I got this tutorial from YouTube a long time ago but now’s my first time to try it myself.
Things you’re gonna need: > Colorless nail polish/base coat or top coat (it may be used or you may buy a new one, depends on you) > Used/Extra Eyeshadow (its much better if you use an old one, because its such a waste for you to buy a new one, but still, it depends on you) > Toothpick > a very small container wherein you can store the nail polish
1. Scrape of the eyeshadow using a toothpick and put it in the small container.
2. Add drops of the colorless polish, now the consistency depends on you. You may add drops of nail polish solvent to dilute it more.