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13 Days of January // Day 2: Happiness!

Hi guys! Here is my mani for the day 2 of the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge.

The prompt for day 2 is "Happiness" and I had a hard time deciding what to to!!!
What makes me happy? Well... the first thing that came to my mind is "not working", lol! Yes that's what makes me really happy!!! :P (Actually today is the last day of my week of holidays, so I'm sad!). Obviously "not working" is something pretty hard to translate onto nails, lol! So I tried to think of what I love to do when I'm not working and that was easy: nail art!!! Hehe! If there is one thing I can't do on working days that's nail art! For those who haven't read my "About me" tab, I work in food safety and quality, which means that I am not allowed to wear nail polish at work :( 

So, for me, happiness = non working days = yay I can finally do some nail arts! :D ^^

The freehanded nail arts are the ones I love the most! It takes more time but it's funnier. I pinned lots of freehand nail arts in my "Amazing manicures" board on Pinterest over the past few years. On this board, I only pin manicures that are so awesome that I know I couldn't do something as beautiful myself. For this challenge, I overcame my fears and tried to reproduce one of them!

The original nail art is a manicure of Lindsey @ Wondrously Polished, yep like my galaxy nails of day 1! And, I was lucky cause Lindsey made a tutorial too, yay! :P
I chose this manicure because one of the other things that makes me happy are flowers, especially orchids!!! They are my favorite flowers, I absolutely love them ♥

The base color is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. For the orchids, I used Pahlish Petropolis, Kiko 355 Canary Yellow, and black and white acrylic paints.

Lindsey's original version is more beautiful but I'm pretty happy with mine. I think it looks great at arm's length.

Thank you so much for reading! 
The next 13 Days of January blog post will be on Wednesday.

↓ Click on the links below to check out the great nail arts from the other bloggers.↓


  1. Beautiful flowers. I'm so impressed that you used polish for them as well. I suck at using polish for my nail art and end up sticking to acrylic paint.


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