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Knitting Chic Nails

Good morning!!

I love to knit. It's calming and focusing. For someone who attention span is as short a my pinkie nail, knitting does wonders for me. I mostly make hats, scarves and baby items. Some things are more complicated and require tons of focus while others can be done in less than an hour. All bring equal amounts of joy.

I started knitting in primary school (middle school for my fellow Americans). I found a book in the village library and taught myself. We would make knitting pins out of the hard but flexible spine of coconut tree branches. The first thing I made was a pair of baby booties. White yarn with silver mixed in. Our dolls ended up having a ton of hats; those were really easy to make because they were mistakes made from not being able to keep a circle flat :) I stopped knitting when I became a teen. You know how that goes...

One day, I was on a little weekend getaway  in Solvang, CA and while walking around the town, wandered into a knitting store. Lets just say that after walking out of there with 4 skeins of yellow yarn and size 8 needles to make a scarf, my stash has grown considerably since.

This mani 's nail art design is an ode to my knitting skills.

Colours Used:

Essence the gel: miss captain

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Nail Stamping in Honour of Hayao Miyazaki

Hellooo darlings!

Happy New Year! I hope the holidays were amazing for you. Do you love animated movies? I sure do. I especially love the films by Hayao Miyazaki who accurding to IMDB is "one of Japan's greatest animation directors". My faves from him are Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo. On January 5th, he celebrated his 75th birthday.

Good thing the stamping plates that I had been waiting for from arrived on the 4th!!!!

Their Miyazaki Collection of stamping plates is just lovely. Featuring scenes and characters from the movies, they are quite elaborate and detailed. My nails are quite small so I am slightly limited in what designs I can use.  I chose images from my favourite plate of the 12-piece collection #66.

Polish Used:
China Glaze - Mix and Mingle
Konad White Stamping Polish

Here's to a wonderful 2016!!!

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