Saturday, November 15, 2014

Autumn and Winter Holidays Challenge - Grapes Picking

Last weekend I skipped the challenge because I was on a trip to Hungary, but from this a little bit later. 

Now, I want to show you my interpretation for the theme Grapes Picking, it is a little bit abstract but this was the perfect time to try to make decals. I used the below seen polishes and painted two layers of black polish on a clear film and I didn't waited until it dried, I add on it a few drops of different shade of blues and red polishes. For the grape leafs I added a little bit of green too. I let them dry and add them on my nails with the help of a tweezer and finished with a clear top coat.

This is how they looked on the cut clear film

Now I can say that I tried this technique too, but I think that painting on the nails directly it is much easier. I am curious if you like my design and if you ever tried to make such kind of decals and what was your experience with it?

Let's see what the other girls from the group made:
  1. Oana -
  2. Gabriela -
  3. Ana Maria
  4. Iulia -
  5. Rita -
  6. Andreea -
  7. Mihaela -
  8. Deyutza
  9. Andrea -
  10. TEO -
  11. Kinga -
Before I finish this post I want to show you a few photos I made last weekend in the beautiful town, Gyula, Hungary. This was the first time I went there. It is a beautiful, calm little town and it is best known for its medieval castle and a thermal bath. If you have the chance go and visit it!

The Medieval Castle
The interior of the castle is absolutely amazing, each room holds a surprise. I made a lot of pictures there, it was hard to choose just a few one to show you.

Nadi Boldogasszony Church
We ate in an amazing location in the heart of the town, the walls were full with posters of rock legends and stars and of course amazing guitars. I am sorry that I don't know the story of this pub/restaurant.

I am not a big coffee drinker, but now and than I like to drink one if it is special and not just an usual espresso. Well, in Gyula I found a small little coffee shop, called Bokody Kavemuhely near to a small river (Eloviz Csatorna) and I spent an hour in the company of my lovely daughter and husband and a great Limoncello Espresso. It was a little bit strong coffee for me, but very delicious one!

If you have the opportunity to visit this great town, I recommend you and go and spend a little bit time in the Aqua Palate too, because I am sure you will have a lot of fun there!

I wish you all an amazing weekend!


  1. Csodálatos képek, nagyon szép a manikűr az elején :)

  2. I have never tried to make decals. I think they are very difficult and time absorbing but they look really very nice and interesting- I like them very much. I also love your pictures- fantastic place to visit :)

  3. I don't like your design... I LOVE it LOL
    I never tried doing decals before...
    Thanks for all the extra photos - it's beautiful!

  4. Your pictures are so lovely Andrea! The castle and the church look gorgeous, it looks like a very nice town indeed :) I've only tried to make decals for a design that was very difficult to paint onto my nails directly. I love your interpretation of the theme!

  5. I like how you show us all these lovely places you visit.

  6. Wwwoooowwww ce frumoase unghiutele tale abstracte,si pozele din Gyula superbe,iubesc Castelele Medievale <3.Pupicei

  7. Esti foarte talentata, Andrea! Imi place cum ai dat stralucire si volum bobitelor de strugure aplicand doua nuante diferite ale fiecarei culori! Foarte frumoasa ideea si interpretarea acesteia, minunat rezultatul! Nu stiu cu exactitate ce presupune tehnica numita decals, dar pot intui!
    Tare mult mi-au placut fotografiile din calatoria la Gyula! Sunt speciale locurile pe care le-ai vizitat!
    Pupici, cu drag!

  8. Ai avut o idee super originală, iar rezultatul e foarte frumos! Chiar mă gândeam să-ncerc să fac și eu ceva abstract pentru tema următoare din colaborare.
    Pozele de la final sunt superbe, mereu vizitezi locuri frumoase!

  9. Foarte interesanta manichiura ta am folosit si eu aceata tehnica pentru manichiura de Halloween dar am stampilat modelul , Gyula arata fantastic cu siguranta mi-ar placea sa vizitez acest oras :D

  10. I like anything medieval, so I would really have enjoyed a visit to this castle!

  11. frumos frumos .... interesanta si abordarea ta

  12. Oh ce castel frumos ai vizitat :) Il trec si pe lista mea de obiective turstice ratate in Ungaria :D
    La unghiute nu ma prea pricep...adica sunt o lenesa. Dar imi place tehnica pe care ai folosit-o si mai mult, imi place efectul !

  13. Imi place mult manichiura ta!
    M-ai cucerit din nou cu locatiile de vis pe care le vizitezi.
    Pupici si o duminica minunata!

  14. Hi ! I love your blobicure !!!

  15. Nahat, nagyon otletes hozzaallasod volt a temahoz! Oszinten nagyon tetszik, viszont tobb mint valoszinu, h egyenesen a kormon probalnam ki :) Voltam en is Gyulan ejsze mar vagy 3 eve s nagyon tetszett :)

  16. Andrea! i love the idea of your own decals! and once again you had such a nice trip! :)

  17. Gabrielle Colorful BeautyNovember 16, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Foarte interesanta ideea, draguta manichiura!

  18. inedita interpretare! imi place foarte mult ce a iesit!

  19. Ok, I didn't read the text right away but looked at the pictures first and I was like "hey, these looks like grapes" xD Absolutely love the idea, dear! Oh and I always love it when you include pictures of your trips! ^-^

  20. Super manichiura!!
    Cred ca in aceasta saptamana manichiura ta este preferata mea :*
    Te pup draga mea

  21. Andrea, as always, beautiful pictures and awesome nails :)♥

  22. Didn't try jet, feel the same as you! Easier to paint on the nails! Great mani though!

  23. the place looks gorgeous and soooo relaxing. Wish there are more places like that where I live



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