So hard to believe that I really made it this far, but I did! Today in the Where In The World challenge I am taking you to Brazil, the land of Football and Carnival. Ok, ok, you weird Americans, Soccer. Soccer and Carnival ;-) Sadly, I could not come up with any Carnival design for my nails, so I went with Soccer and Brasilia instead.My inspiration is the Three Powers Square in Brasilia, the Capital of Brazil. Sadly, it looks like a hot mess and not as neat as I had envisioned it, and definitely not as neat as the Square itself. Here's my inspirational photo:
|Source: Travel To Brazil|
I started this mani with two coats of Bourjois Bleu Water, a medium blue creme. The formula is very thick in my opinion and maybe I should have thinned it a little, but the brush in these polishes is short and wide and really wonderful to work with, if you have wide nails like mine. This polish also dries to a nice glossy finish. These are two coats, no top.
I then taped my nails leaving some nice heavy line in the middle, and I stamped using Pure Ice Power Trip (from the Magnetic Effect collection) and Cheeky Jumbo Nail Art Plate A to create the building's texture. Then I sponged the tips of my nails with Mentality Scalawag, a holographic blue with beautiful spark, and I drew the rest of the scene using Orly Crisp White and Mentality Charm.
But I told you before that when I think of Brazil, I think of Soccer. So I had to have a soccer on my nails too! For that, I free-hand drew the soccer ball, which I am very proud of, using Orly Jet Black, I added a very thin line of grass with Mentality Charm and on top of all that, I sponged a gradient with Life 301, Ga-de Mellow Yellow and Sinful Shine Most Sinful (the first two are local brands) that represent the colors of the Brazilian flag.
So even though it all turned to be a rather messy manicure, all in all I like it and I think it's a nice tribute to the place that's at the highest place in my bucket list.
And now only one last country is left to complete the challenge! Stay tuned!