Today is a special day, I will show you a sweet and talented girl from Indonesia hows biggest passion is nail art. You can visit her blog myg nails and I am sure you will find a lot of manicures that you will like. Here are just some of them.
For today's guest post she prepared a special manicure that you can see in the pictures bellow and some answers to my questions. This way all of you can know her a little bit better. So, enjoy this guest post and on her blog you will find mine, but please keep in mind the time difference between the two country's is quite big, 5 hours, so my guest post will be visible a little bit later!
When and why did you made a blog?
It’s been 1 year and couple of months that I write and share my nail art. First, I made the blog just to display my nail art, but time passed and I also made it a place to share my passion for nail art. I wrote the concept of each design, took better photos, and bought more nail-polishes and nail-kits so I could make more varied ideas. And recently I try to show the step-by-step of each design that I make, so I hope my blog it isn’t just a place to see and share, but also to learn about it.
How did you get into nail art?
When I was in high school, it was 4-5 years ago, me and my friends started to buy and borrow each others nail polishes. We tried every color and if it didn’t look good on our nails, we removed it. Until I found nail stickers and fell in love with it and lately, I like more and more the free hand nail art. I seldom use nail stickers anymore but paint it with colors and make every detail by myself. Overall, I love nail-art since I was 17 years old. I started applying one color polishes on my nails and stickers, and now I make nail-paintings:)
What are your favorite brands to use?
I don’t have specific nail polishes that I love, my favorites are pastel or pale colors, like lemon drop, lilac, mint, baby blue, pearl pink, and peach. So, every time I see these colors I just grab them. But if I have to choose, O.P.I. and Revlon are my favorite brands. They’re easy to apply (that’s what I think). It is really rare that I buy other brands.
How big your polish collection is and how much do you spend for this passion?
My collection isn’t that big. It’s just about 20 something, I don’t really count them. I love to make my own experiment about the colors, for example if I want the color to be lighter I mix it with white, if I want a darker pink I mix it with a slight of red, and so on.
And about how much I’ve spent for it, I always put aside some of my pocket money every month, to renew my nail polish collection.
Where did you get the ideas for your nail art?
Honestly, I often get the ideas from the pictures I see on the internet. It can be on Google, another nail art blog, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter too sometimes. Since I love a group of Korean singers, sometimes I am inspired by their concept and the other inspiration come from colors, shapes, and anything that surrounds me.
Do you ever go to nail salons for a manicure?
Never and I don’t think I will. It’s fun and kind of a mood booster for me to do my own nails and for others too. The nail salons in my town aren’t that good like I see on the internet or in other countries, and since I can do it myself, I really love to spend time doing my nails.
What's your favorite manicure that you ever made?
Umm, it’s a really hard question for me, because I love every single nail art that I make. But for this guest post I made flags from 10 countries (random choices, he he) and I used the colors a little bit different like in the real flags. I painted it with my favorite colors, pastels, in which dominates the white, lilac, and pearl baby pink :D
For this manicure and almost always, I only use the original brush from the nail polish itself. I don’t buy another brush to help me make my designs, because for me, the brushes from O.P.I., Revlon, and The FaceShop’s nail polishes are already comfortable and easy enough to be used. But sometimes I use a dotting tool to make small details and difficult patterns, like flowers, dots, and small lines and rarely I also use stickers :)
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