Hello beautiful! Happy Emancipation Day from all of Trinidad and Tobago!!! It's basically a day to celebrate the emancipation of African slaves. According to our Emancipation Support Committee this year marks their 20th anniversary as a committee as we move into the 50th anniversary of our independence as a nation. So celebrations were held all over the island and I wanted to show my support and love for my country once again in the form of these nails inspired by African designs.
As you can tell I used alot of earth tones for this design. Of course there some really gorgeous colourful African prints and designs that I absolutely love. I'll save that for another time!
To get this design you basically want to start off with a caramel colour base. I used China Glaze Classic Caramal. I think Kalahari Kiss would work well too.
Next add a medium brown colour as your secondary base but in different designs over the caramel colour. Don't fully cover the caramel in other words. I used strips and blocks with China Glaze Street Chic.
Once you have that down, next you want to bring out the acrylics paints in dark brown and mustard to create zig zag patterns, lines and almost squares! It's up to you here to use your creativity.
Seal in everything with your favorite top coat and you're done! Go show off your emancipated nails!
Happy Emancipation Day!
Really clever design......very effective!!ReplyDelete
Found you via the BBU blog hop....come on over and say hello x
Hello beautiful! Welcome to my blog, hope you enjoyDelete
that is pretty I would love to see an outfit with those same colors and design HOT !!! paired with mustard yellow pumps. NICE tutorialReplyDelete
Oh for real! I need to get me some mustard coloured pumps then!Delete
So gorgeous, Naomi!ReplyDelete
Hello Ahdri! thank youDelete
what a cool look for your nails! just discovered your blog and I love it!ReplyDelete
I'm your newest follower -- hope you can check my blog out too! : )
Hello darling! welcome to my blog, hope you enjoy!Delete
Hi Luv, I just found your blog and love it!!ReplyDelete
I love the look and you are beautiful!
I will be following! I will make sure I check out your sponsors or adds (if any) to show some luvin!
Hope your having a beautiful day!!!
Oh thank you Eden! love your nameDelete
This is creepy. It's like we're on the same legnth of thinking, because when i saw you nails i was like hm those would be great to tribute African people, and then it was..... Crazy huh!!!??ReplyDelete
The pattern is so Africa!!! Great job here!!!/Azure
haha! it happens! thank you for such kind words! Loved you latest penguin eye challengeDelete
These designs were really perfect for emancipation <33ReplyDelete
Hi Ana! how did you spend your holiday? hope greatDelete
I just found your blog via bloghop. :)ReplyDelete
I followed because those nails are PURE amazingness! I wish I could do that! Wow!
Awww, thank you so much!Delete
I found you on the blog hop and now following. You have some amazing posts!! I hope we can stay in touch!ReplyDelete
Hello Dela! Sure I would love to stay in touch with you.Delete
Do you know how AWESOME this is?!!!!ReplyDelete
Umm no! hehe just kidding! glad you like themDelete
Hello darling! welcome to my blog, hope you enjoy!ReplyDelete
I love the pop of colour with the yellow! Great job!ReplyDelete