Thursday, January 15, 2015

A2Z Challenge: J is for Jewel


What do you think about when you hear the word Jewel? Something like this?


That’s not what springs to my mind. Instead I think of this sweet character:


She’s from the animated movie “Rio” from 2011. She’s beautiful and she’s fiercely independent – I love her to bits! I can’t really do her justice on my nails – but here’s my attempt anyway:



I used two blues for the base colour: Golden Rose matte velvet #103, which is the bottle I’m holding, and then a layer of Finger Paints’ “Laugh My Art Off”, a lovely blue microglitter. The white is my to go white: NailNation 3000’s “White”.


I stamped a wing pattern on my pinkie and pointer, using a motif from Moyou London’s Tropical Collection-06 and I stamped with Color Club’s “Over the Moon”. The flower on the ring finger obviously symbolizes Jewel’s flower and is from Moyou London’s Tropical Collection-01. I stamped with a pink stamping polish from Moyou (not London). I double stamped the parrot on my middle finger, first with black and then with white. The motif is also from the Tropical Collection-01.


 That’s my Jewel for you, girls and guys :)

The polishes I used: 


The challenge next week is Kitchen Sink. I’ll have to figure out what the heck that means, haha!

Please check out the what the other super talented girls did: 



28 comments:

  1. Wow, the double stamped parrot looks amazing!!

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  2. Nice mani and it's interesting that jewels bring the parrot to your mind, you certainly surprised people :D

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    1. I hope so! :D That's the great thing about challenges: To see how the others interprete it :)

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  3. I haven't seen any of the Rio movies - and I really need to - thanks for reminding me ;)

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    1. You're welcome, I'm sure you'll enjoy them! ;)

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  4. Oh wow! Your Mani is absolutely amazing ♥ I love it and not just because of the blue nail polish - it's the combination and your explanation about your definition of Jewel ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm super pleased to hear it :) ♥

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  5. Another great idea for interpretation! Very cute!

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  6. What a gorgeous manicure :-) Sweet and pretty :-) Never seen the movies.

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  7. All fit together so well, pretty!

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  8. Seriously that's just too cute! Beautiful polishes, excellent stamping and a very original idea. Love it

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    1. Thank you so much, I like it when others think I've got an original idea!! :)

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  9. The Rio movies are very cute and you made a wonderful mani.

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    1. I'm super pleased to hear that, thanks! :)

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  10. Haha. Absolutely brilliant! Perfect mani and love where your inspiration came from x

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  11. Crap, I soo wish I had joined this challenge!! I love your mani!!! Can't wait to see the next one :)

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    1. I would love to see what you had come up with, that is for sure :)

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