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Hello lovelies!

Thanks to the Summer Challenge I participate in (Thank you for putting it together Debbie!) I take on 'projects' I wouldn't normally do and it pushes me to do very elaborate and creative manicures. Like today's one!

The topic for today's Summer Challenge is Jungle mani or Parrots and I chose to paint my favourite parrot - Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macao). Macaws are magnificent birds and I love them! My first ever boyfriend had 24(!) of them so I've spend years in their company, could admire them and sometimes even touch them. Don't get me wrong, they can be very angry, aggressive and dangerous birds but they are beautiful. They could snap your finger in half if you'd just give them a chance :D

I used to paint and draw macaws so this mani wasn't as hard for me. Firstly I've used KIKO 343 and CND Urban Oasis to create the jungle background. I dipped dots of CND into the wet KIKO polish and dragged the needle through it to create two-colour background. Then I started to paint the macaw with acrylic colours.

Hope you like it and hope you'll share it to spread the love :)

Parrot nail art manicure - Scarlet Macaw in the jungle

Parrot nail art manicure - Scarlet Macaw in the jungle

Aren't they just beautiful?

Other lovely ladies that participate in Summer Challenge:

Hello all polish lovers!

It's another day of summer challenge and the theme is Ladybird/Ladybug! I was thinking a long time about what I'll create on my nails as I didn't want to do a classic ladybird (red nail wish ladybird on it in black lines and dots). I chose to paint an animated ladybird on one accent nail standing on a leaf and the rest of the nails red with black dots. 

I've used China Glaze Poinsettia, KIKO 343, Nails Inc. Dulux Forest Falls and acrylic colours.

And here is my manicure:

Ladybird/Ladybug nail art manicure with Tutorial

I've also created a tutorial of how I've done this mani:

And this was my inspiration for the ladybird/ladybug:

These are other lovely ladies who participate in the Summer challenge: