Thursday, May 19, 2011

All in!


Hello followers! Second post today. This mani was my entry for a national nailart contest at the Dutch site Girlscene.nl, sponsored by Herôme, a Dutch nailcare brand. Herôme already had many nailcare products and since a while they also have their own nailpolish collection called World Inspired Colours, consisting of 79 polishes, all named after big cities all over the world. The challenge was to let your nailart creation be inspired by such a big city, so guess which city I picked... That's right, Vegas, baby! Though I've never been to Las Vegas, or anywhere in the U.S., movies, TV shows, music, images and internet let you taste a little of what it's like there. So based on that, Vegas (partly) reminds me of money, luxery, odds/luck, decadence and glitter, all in the surounding of hundreds of casino's. And that's what I wanted to capture on my nails. I spent ages on this mani, but the price to be won would be worth it! The winner of the contest would receive the entire W.I.C. collection of 79 polishes! So all this time I had my fingers crossed... hoping they'd pick me out of all the entries... Though my hopes weren't high, since they must've had hundreds of entries. But! Today I received an e-mail from Girlscene... saying I had won! My Las Vegas mani had actually been chosen as winner of the contest! I just couldn't believe it and still don't. I've never won anything besides small coloring-contests when I was little, haha. So that e-mail really made my day... My week! Month! Year! You know... And it feels like a little make-up for not winning Orlica's Disney contest, hahah :P

All the designs are freehanded except for the index finger which needed a little help from tape. And that little shiny thing on my ringfinger is a rhinestone, pretending to be a roulette ball.

Thanks for reading this looong post, if you've made it this far, hahah. And have a great night :)

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Your manicure is amazing, no wonder it won! :)

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  2. Your mani says it all...absolutely amazing and completely flawless. 79 polishes - Wow...congratulations!

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  3. Congrats ! (: I love this manicure a lot. It just screams VEGAS !

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  4. congrats!!! and this is really cool! i'm not good in doing such nail art!

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  5. holy crap! congrats!
    that mani is awesome! the dollar sign is so perfect! it's all perfect.

    man... 79 polishes... have fun! i know you willllll.

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  6. Wat gaaf dat je gewonnen hebt! Superleuke mani ook!

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  7. Congratulations, it's amazing! A deserving winner x

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  8. I love this! Congrats on winning! You're so talented. My favorite one it the roulette!

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  9. Congratulations on your winnning mani! I really admire that it was all done free hand. So perfect!

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  10. Congrats! That is so terrific!

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  11. YaaayXD Congratulations~!!! They look fantastic and super fun!! Well done! Great job;D

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  12. Congrats! The mani is awesome!

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  13. Congratulations! These are awesome! I just love this mani

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  14. Nice! Fantastic mani! And congrats on winning! 79 polishes.. that's just insane!! We have these polishes in my local drugstore, and they are but too expensive for me to buy.. But I've looked at them a lot! haha.. There is a nice holo polish among them!

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  15. Wow! Congratulations, you deserve it your mani is amazing. I can't wait to see all the nail art you'll be doing with your winnings! ^_^

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  16. Congratulations! That's a great prize, no wonder it made your month! That mani definitely deserved it!

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  17. Jane, CONGRATS!!! That mani is AMAZING! Your nail art is always awesome but this is just... breathtaking! And you did it all freehand with the exception of one nail, where you used a little tape??! *jaw drops* It would be unbelievable if it weren't YOU!!! :) It's gorgeous and bling-tastic and totally screams Vegas (yep, been there)! You captured it! You're one talented woman and I LOVE that you won the contest, you deserved it 100%! <3

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  18. That mani is so cool, and you definitely deserved to win!

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  19. Congratulations! It's an amazing mani; you definitely deserved to win.

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  20. You guys, thank you so, so much for your kind messages!! It's overwhelming... THANK YOU!

    @Ruthie: You're making me shy!! You're so sweet! And if I had a wall of fame for comments, this one would so be on it, hahah. Thank you :)

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  21. @Swååfie: Thank you! And I find them quite expensive too, for a bottle of 7 ml! Good thing I won't have to buy 'em anymore, hahah :) I think I know what holo you mean! Was it like a beige one?

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  22. good for you, vegas is so much fun you have to go sometime!!

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  23. WOW! I would love to have the talent to freehand something like that, even just one or two of those as accent nails! i work in a casino and wear a (horrible, awful) uniform, and my nails are one of the few ways i can express my individuality. this one seems quite out of my league, but i think i might try the katy perry dice mani next! we'll see if i can make anything of it ;-)

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