Deborah Lippmann, Essie, freehand, Milani, MoYou London, Nail Art, Sephora by OPI, stamping, Urban Outfitters, World Cup Nails 2014, Zoya
The lovely Emily from Nailsxo invited me to take part in her World Cup Nails 2014 challenge. Each participant was given a country playing in the World Cup and asked to create nails based on it.
I got Ecuador! I am not too familiar with Ecuador except it is next to Peru, which so happens to be half of where I am from!
I was a little nervous for this challenge. I butcher flag manicures and I am not the biggest fan of futbol/soccer. I know, I know, I make the worst Peruvian-Indian EVER given the sport is so huge in both countries!
I took to the internet and upon further research I learned the Galapagos Islands are part of Ecuador! I had no idea! Being a Zoology major, I have studied quite a bit about the Galapagos so I decided to base my manicure on that very large part of the culture.
Did you know? Ecuador is considered the most biodiverse nation per kilometer!
I included a couple of photos because I L-O-V-E how wonderful the base of these came out!
- Sephora by OPI Go My Own Way
- Sally Hansen Triple Shine Slick Black
- Zoya Crystal, Yara, Opal
- Urban Outfitters Blue Velvet
- Milani Peacock, Power Periwinkle
- Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream
- Essie No Place Like Chrome
- Seche Vite top coat
- Small artist’s brushes
- Sponge-tip applicator
- MoYou London plates 04 (Princess collection) & 08 (Sailor collection)
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.
This is the best connection to Ecuador I’ve found so far. Plus, it’s blue *__*
Love the concept and the outcome both!
And I’ve learnt something new. I didn’t know Galapagos belonged to Ecuador 😀
Thank you so much!! I read the bit about how Ecuador was the most bio-diverse country in the world first, found out later the Galapagos belong to Ecuador and it made sense the country would be the most biodiverse!!
Thank you again!
This is absolutely stunning! I love the turtle. Whenever I stamp animals I can’t resist the urge to name them lol x
Thank you!! I do the same thing!! 🙂
Nailsxo (@Nailsxo) said:
I loved reading this post, it was really interesting! And as for your nails… WOW! They are so beautiful! They have such depth to them, I can’t get over how awesome they look! This was such a cool idea and you pulled it off so well, thanks so much for taking part and good luck!!!
Thank you so much again, Emily, for putting this challenge together! I learned new information on Ecuador and got to do nails based on my interest in marine biology!! 🙂 This was really fun to do so I am glad you like them!!