Sunday, December 23, 2012

Where In the World: SOUTH AFRICA

Hi ladies!!

My goodness, how I would love to go to South Africa!!!  My mom is actually getting ready to go in March and I'm sooo jealous!!!  If it weren't for that stupid mountain of mine next year I would totally jump into her suitcase...  or would actually got my own ticket =)

Today's journey takes us to South Africa.  When I think of this country, the Kruger park immediately comes to mind.  My Tanzanian safari was one of the best trips of my life, and I would sure love to experience it again at Kruger park!  My nails today are based on some of the animals that can be found there.


First I painted all but one of my fingernails with OPI "Don't Pretzel My Buttons", a perfect nude that covered completely in 2 coats.  My index finger has 2 coats of my go-to white, OPI "Alpine Snow".


Then I stamped all my nails to show different animals.  My index finger has a zebra stamp taken from Gals plate GA-32 and done with Finger Paints "Black Expressionism".  My middle and ring fingernails show a giraffe design from BM-313 and using Finger Paints "Artist's Inspiration".  Finally, my pinky nail has a cheetah design from BM-222 and again, Finger Paints "Black Expressionism".


The giraffe I'm holding in my hand is a really thin and really long wooden giraffe that I got as a souvenir in Tanzania!

I sponged each fingernail with white OPI "Alpine Snow" and stamped animals at the bottom.  The antelope and elephant are from GA-32 plate, and the giraffe and the ostrich from GA-46.  Now if only I was able to stamp them on straight and not amputate giraffe's leg, this mani would actually be one of my best!!!



I guess I still really like it despite the stamping mistakes.  I hope you do too!!

Here are some pictures from my own safari trip, I thought the little animals were the cutest!!!



this ostrich is actually performing a mating dance!!

Thanks so much for visiting and traveling with me!!!
Don't forget to check out other South African manis!!

15 comments:

  1. This is amazing!!!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!
    and the mistake is only something you see. When looking on the entire mani, it looks perfect!!!

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    1. Well thank you so much =)) you're the best =)) Keep those compliments coming!! LOL =)

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  2. Beautiful this is so beautiful!!! What a stunning mani!!!! Your personal pics are also gorgeous! I'm so jealous of your travels :)

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Mandy =)))
      I still don't think my giraffe nails turned out as good as yours in this challenge!!

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  3. This is perfect!!! My favorite by far from the whole challenge))0

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  4. Love! My friend George(who I share a blog with :P) is currently there for 6 weeks!

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    1. ohhhhh I'm so jealous!!! I really hope she posts some pictures!!!

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  5. OMG Gosia! This is amazing! I love it and I can't really express how much. And I love the animal pictures too!

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    1. Oh Mihaela, thank you so so much!!! so glad you like it =0)

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  6. This is just AMAZING!!! I haven´t seen anything like this before... I can´t really express how much I love this either but I do love it A LOT :D
    hugs
    xx

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