My Inspirations... Part 1



Its great to be inspired but 
there is no bigger happiness than to inspire others...

Within my time of sharing my Nail Art on social media, 
I have inspired a few that I am aware of 
and hope with my videos that I have helped and inspired lots more.

But what about me?
I can get inspired by a beautiful scenery, a gorgeous picture or even a lovely scent...
But since I joined the Stamping Nail Art lovely Community
I met many talented women that inspire me every day...

The list is endless, so I decided to separate them in parts
and this is why this blog is...
"My inspirations part 1"

Freehand, Stamping and YouTube

My journey in nail art started many many years ago... 
in my teens where the best tool I could use was a toothpick 
and try to make roses on my nails... 
Everyone then thought am crazy... little did they know!

I always tried to improve my micro drawing skills since then 
and even now, so many years later, still every day I aim to get better...
Because...There is always better!

YouTube is a big school for everyone either you are a professional nail artist or just a hobbyist...
So I came across the famous Robin Moses nail art videos

She is the ultimate guru of Nail Art if you ask me... 
I have watched all her videos and still do, 
old and new again and again... 
with all her tips and tricks... 
I absolutely adore and admire this woman! 

So, I got lots of brushes, dotting tools, paints, 
everything that could make my Nail Art easier... 
and it really was so much easier to paint with acrylic paint
instead of  nail polish that I was doing all these years (old school).

Then in November 2012 lovely Arcadia Nail Art
 (we miss your tutorials girl) 
had a Christmas competition on YouTube where I did participate... 
so my Video tutorials started exactly then... 
with my Winterland... 


All hand painted blue shades of a snowing forest and birds on tree branches... 
You can see the video in the link below....


My freehand designs can be called painting aficionado, 
because I do like many different styles... 
from Cubism to Abstract; 
from Modern to Surrealism; 
from Expressionism to Impressionism;
All are gorgeous styles, I tend to try, from time to time...

More competitions and challenges followed and more nail art!
Some of my very favorite are

Fifty Shades of Grey
A design I did for a group called Nail Art Minions.


Eye of the Tiger
Is still today my most popular nail art Tutorial.


You can see the video in the link below....

Cats in Love watching the Dawn 
Was featured in Nail It Magazing


You can see the video in the link below....

Sky is the limit as they say and I was enjoying my freehand Nail Art,
but then something magical happened...
on YouTube I came across two amazing different artists...

Talented Rachel Black who does Mix Media 

and lovely Swanette Swan who does Stamping Nail Art

The magic thought of trying to combine these two was so tempting...
and so I entered the world of Stamping Nail Art!

Vintage Love Letters 
was my first, of many that followed, successful 
attempt of combing Stamping Nail Art and Mix Media


Everybody loved my new style and design and this specific one
was the reason I started again doing Video Tutorials on YouTube...

You can see a recreation I made for a video tutorial in the link below....

The reason I had a big break on YouTube 
was mainly cause I could not bare the hate and competitive attitude...

But Stamping Nail Art has a totally different community that welcome me with so much love.
I met amazing artists and made great friends all over the world that we share the same passion!
Too many to add them in this blog, 
but I will surely make a blog for each of them because they inspire me every day!

I won many competitions since I stepped into the stamping nail art...
One of my biggest of which am very proud of is 
Celebrate with Pueen Christmas Competition 
that I won with this design


So many designs, combining my freehand skills with stamping 
has surely rewarded my hard work every day!

Some of my popular designs...

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Art is Art regardless the technique you use...
and Art is a beautiful way of expressing yourself!

I am for ever grateful to all that support me in this journey...
and help me keep going...

Thank you for your time reading my story...
There will lots of blogs to follow...
My love to you all always
Mary
xoxox

Creative Space Stamper Review

After about almost a year of the revolution Creative Shop Stamper made in the nail art stamping world with the first original XXL stamper and fantastic scraper which all loved including myself, Oksana created this new line of stampers the Creative Space Stamper.


It comes in eight colors:

black/blue
black/purple
black/green
black/gold
white/blue 
white/purple 
white/green 
white/gold 



All stamper head have a black or white base color, and have scattered strongly throughout 
 blue, purple, green or gold shimmer.  

Along with beautiful  sparking colors of the squishy XXL stampers,
 she also made a new design metal holder with grip 
and again a credit card-like scraper.

New Years Resolutions...

Happy New Year to you all!!!

Is been a while I know that I haven't done any blog or video...
Life can be very busy and things just have kept me away!

But a new year has begun. 
New goals, dreams and vision of a better self is what we all aim for... 
Yet most resolutions end up as illusions, therefor I will stick to simple stuff
Like write more blogs... 
Do more video tutorials...
Start doing more freehand designs...
Share my crazy inspirations...

No promises... all I can only do is try!
So cheers to 2016 with more colors and adventures 
through Nail Art, Make Up and lots of other beautiful things!
Lets all be our awesome selves and keep dreaming!


Happy 2016 
xoxox
Love always
dreamyMM


Aztec Abstract Nail Art Tutorial



One of my very favourite (if not THE favourite)
Stamping plates is 
Pueen Celebration Collection Fireworks Festival


Its a very big plate full of outrageous designs for any nail length, occasion and looks...
I got this plate as one of my gifts that Pueen has generously given me as a prize
for winning the Advanced Category in the #celebratewithpueen contest December 2014