Where In The World - South Africa

I shamefully have to admit that yes, I have forgotten about this challenge already... I guess I do operate better under time pressure. But here we go again: back to the Where In The World Challenge, and this time we go to South Africa!
Liquidus Sunstone

So when I think of South Africa, the first thing that comes to my mind is Elephants. I don't know why, but all 
I can think of is Elephants. So no wonder I went with this theme in my mani today. 

I started with SunStone by Liquidus, a very light golden shimmery polish with hints of pink. This polish is quite sheer and to get full opacity it needs at least 3 coats. But I did two and figured it was enough.
Liquidus Sunstone

Liquidus Sunstone
I then sponged some gradient onto it, using Orange Slush by QRS and a shimmery red brown polish by Life (a local brand) that I can't remember it's number at the moment. On top of that, I sponged a little bit of Nfu Oh glitter polish XW06 (that you can also see here). I thought my gradient was too harsh so I sponged a lot of Liquidus Sunstone on it after it was dry, to make it very subtle.
Liquidus Sunstone gradient
I saw this mani by Laurie at Dressed Up Digits and I knew I needed those amazing trees. So I stamped them using my black Konad polish and Red Angel plate number 115. I also added a little tiger-cat on my pinky from MoYou plate number 65 and the birds from DRK C plate. The elephant I free-handed. Not the best maybe but I am Ok with this outcome. I did however realized that I have no Elephant stamp pattern. Sadness. The black on my tips is China Glaze Liquid Leather.
South Africa Themed

South Africa Themed

South Africa Themed

South Africa Themed

South Africa Themed
So I hope you liked my South Africa mani. Don't forget to check the other entries to the challenge! And stay tuned to my next entry in this challenge - the Netherlands.


13 comments :

Kali Angeles said...

Jin, this is excellent! Your gradient is magnificently done! It looks very much like a gorgeous sunset. I'm really impressed...WOW!

Loz said...

Your free-handed elephant most certainly is the best! OMG!! These are absolutely stunning :)

Yun, The Polish Hideout said...

Wow this is a fantastic mani, Jin! I love the gradient and the art you added on top! :-)

~ Yun

Aleta Colucci said...

AWwww Jin, I love this!

Helen [beauty delights] said...

super gorgeous! you are so creative!

RichInHeart said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love your silhouette manis!!! I remember birds on a wire was one of my favorites! :D
I have to try something like this. Of course if won't come out as amazing, but I love this sooooo much I have to give it a try.

Smashley Dawn said...

OMG Jin, this is SO amazing!! The gradient is beautiful, and your freehand elephant! I love it!!

Irena said...

Wow..this looks beautiful ;)

Criminal Nails said...

Ok. You made my day. This manicure is AMAZING! The gradient itself is flawless, then the stamping is so perfectly done and placed..! Even the elephant is great! I mean: great. Honestly, this may enter my top fave manis from you...

Bénédicte said...

OMG Awesome!!!

Chameleon Stampede said...

Wow! Speechless!!! This is stunning!

Raggio di Luna said...

Incredible gradient and the final manicure is stunning! :-)

Gosia said...

Duuuude... This looks AMAZING!!! I love your elephant, and the birds, and the trees and everything!!!!

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