But don't fear, I have several posts lined up for the next month, ready to keep all of my lovely readers entertained :)
Today I have the second last travel destination of the Around the World Challenge: Tokyo!! :)
It was VERY difficult to settle on a theme for this week's manicure. At first I thought of Japanese script or symbols, but I knew I wouldn't be able to paint them correctly and it just seems like something that should be done perfectly or not at all. Then I thought of the beautiful city of Toyko at night.. but how do you portray that on nails?! And finally I settled on some Japanese pop culture... more specifically Hello Kitty! :)
Hello Kitty (ハローキティ Harō Kiti) (full name Kitty White (キティ・ホワイト Kiti howaito)) is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, first designed by Yuko Shimizu... The character is a staple of the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture. At age 36 as of 2010, Sanrio has groomed Hello Kitty into a global marketing phenomenon worth $5 billion a year. - Wikipedia
I started with a white tip on each nail using paper reinforcers and Finger Paints Paper Mache. Then I added the stripe of pink with a nail art brush using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pink. The details on hello kitty were done with a dotting tool/nail art brush and Finger Paints Black Expressionism, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening, and Presto Pink.
Stay tuned... I have a few more posts for you this week before I take off on my German adventure!! :)
And don't forget to head over to Guilty as Charged to check out the other entries! :)