Where In The World - Japan

Today in the Where In The World Challenge I am taking you to Japan. One of the countries I MUST visit! I have heard so much about it and I have seen so many photos and visiting Japan is very high on my bucket list!
But in the meantime, I got some inspiration for my mani from Japanese Culture, Or to be exact - from Sanrio, a Japanese company that designs, licenses and produces products focusing on the kawaii (cute) segment of Japanese popular culture.
Sanrio Characters 6 Harts Polish Summer Skies Bondi New York The Limelight Freehand Nail Art

All these characters were designed by Sanrio. If you are not familiar with them, here's a little legend fr you. Thumb to pinky you can see Sweet Coron, Keroppi, Hallo Kitty, Chococat and Badtz - Maru.
6 Harts Polish Summer Skies
I started this mani with 2 coats of Summer Skies by 6 Harts Polish, a beautiful light blue polish with glorious gold and green shimmer. Perfect polish for the summer, very pretty and elegant with wonderful formula and amazing finish.
6 Harts Polish Summer Skies

6 Harts Polish Summer Skies
I then added those little grass hills with Bondi New York - The Limelight, a bright green that somehow turned to be a favorite of mine this summer.
6 Harts Polish Summer Skies Bondi New York The Limelight
Then I freehanded the little characters with some acrylic paints. 
I am really happy with how this mani turned out. It might not be perfect but I think it's adorable. Besides, I got approved by my nieces (3 and 5) who ADORE Kitty! So that's all I needed! ;-)
Sanrio Characters 6 Harts Polish Summer Skies Bondi New York The Limelight Freehand Nail Art

Sanrio Characters 6 Harts Polish Summer Skies Bondi New York The Limelight Freehand Nail Art

Sanrio Characters 6 Harts Polish Summer Skies Bondi New York The Limelight Freehand Nail Art

Sanrio Characters 6 Harts Polish Summer Skies Bondi New York The Limelight Freehand Nail Art

Sanrio Characters 6 Harts Polish Summer Skies Bondi New York The Limelight Freehand Nail Art
Well, what do you think of my Japanese inspiration? Cute, isn't it?
And only 4 more countries to go!!!




7 comments :

Maile said...

Oh! These are just so adorable! You have such a great eye for detail! I love these little characters..you really captured the Japanese animation! <3

Jacki Gentry said...

!!!!! Stop pretending that you can't do freehand art, you ROCK!!!!

Yun, The Polish Hideout said...

That base blue is sooo pretty! And your mani is super duper cute! Aww I love each of the characters you did. :)

~ Yun

Mihaela Lacquerbuzz said...

I think it came out great! I really need to get my act together cause now I'm behind you. Love the mani!

Criminal Nails said...

Awwwwww girl! You mani put a smile on my face! It's adorable, and you did a wonderful job for sure, handpainting all those little characters! I'm in awe!

Raggio di Luna said...

It is adorable and perfect! :-) And I love Summer Skies! :-)

Cin O said...

I love Hello Kitty and friends. I think Badtz-Maru is the cutest little penguin ever. The bad boy of the bunch, isn't he adorable? I wish my nails were long enough to wear this manicure. You are very talented.

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