Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mahjong Tiles On My Nails!

If there's one thing I wish I knew how to play that is Mahjong.
All I know is how to play the online 1player game, which, let's face it, is not Mahjong (at all!).

Still, I can't help but feel drawn to the beautiful tiles and so I've finally decided upon freehanding some of them on my nails and I couldn't be happier :D

I pinned some pictures of Mahjong tiles on my Pinterest «Ideas» folder if you wish to see.




These felt amazing to wear! :)
I started with a base of white which I then saran wrapped with a bit of a lemon yellow - you can't see it at all but in real life it was more perceptible ;)




Although I can't tell you much about the game rules, I do know a bit about each tile.
On my pinkie, you have what is part of the honor tiles, and it falls into the dragon category. This one is the Red Dragon.
On my ring finger you can see number three, part of the simple category, in the bamboo suit.
My index portrays a tile from the simple category too, but this one is part of the circle suit (the other suit is the character one).





My middle finger is one of the flower bonus tiles, the orchid.
I chose not to do the Chinese symbol for it, because it would look too different from the other nails.
Anyway, it was inspired by this picture here




And finally, my favourite nail, to which I put a lot of love and effort :)
It is one of the season bonus tiles and this one represents the Winter season .

Below you can see this alongside its original picture, by Natalie Woo, which I found here.





Amazing how macro photos will show you all you did wrong! hahaha - I guess working on a microscale is hard ;)

Let me know what your thoughts on this one are and make sure you have a fantastic weekend! :D


Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

25 comments:

  1. Well, I can only play 1 player game as well:P Still, fun:)
    Oh, I can see that weather in Portugal's really nice today;)

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    1. Completely agrre with you!
      ps. The weather was indeed excellent, Ela :)

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  2. Gorgeous manicure Mina, well done :)
    I'm an online mahjong player too :D

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    1. Yey! It turns out were quite a few - hehehe :)
      And thank you for your comment - sweet as always *

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  3. This is very beautiful and funny!

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    1. Yay!!! Thank you, Anastasia **

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  4. You did an amazing job, especially with that thumb! :D

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  5. Whoa, your thumb is ah-mah-zing!!
    Well, this entire mani is amazing, you did an absolutely fantastic job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa - your comment just made me smile :D

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  6. These are beautiful! Love the game too.

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    1. Yay! Join the club! :D
      And thank you *

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous - I love it!

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    1. Thank yo so much, Maria!! :D

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  8. These are so pretty and so unusual to do as a mani...beautiful! My mother has been playing mahjong with three other women once a month for the past 15 years. They love the game. Like everyone, I'm picky about what I pin to my Pinterest boards so I showed your mani to my mom first to ask her if they looked like genuine mahjong tiles. Of course, set designs are different, but she thought your nails were a wonderful representation of mahjong tiles so you've been pinned! (To my Pinterest boards, http://www.pinterest.com/delphimi/boards/, that is. I put this mani on three of them: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/178032991493261259/, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/178032991493261258/ and http://www.pinterest.com/pin/178032991493261262/.) Lovely, lovely work! Delphi

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    1. Delphi, your comment made my day and I'm only sorry I'm replying to it with such a delay.
      Thank you so, so much - I feel truly honoured. Thank your mother, too :)
      **

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  9. WOW! Sweetie, these are incredible! I am really amazed on how you made your thumb. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! All the details and how you made this circle looking so even. I love them so much :)

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    1. Thank you, sweetie!!! I love reading your comments and seeing your enthusiasm is great! :D

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  10. Very creative, I am seriously impressed!

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    1. Thank you so much, darling!*

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  11. Wow, the thumb is amazing! And what a great idea.

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    1. :)) thank you, darling!
      I just love the whole Mahjong tiles design <3

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  12. My favorite game is Mahjong! To me, a great part of the pleasure of playing it is the wonderful sound of the tiles being shuffled and, most especially, the beauty of them. I am blown away at this mani you did. Such a great representation. Way to go!

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    1. LaraLeaf your comment left me with the greates smile!! Thank you for taking the time and it just makes me the happier that you really enjoyed these as much as I have :DD

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You just made this girl smile! Thank you for your comment and for sharing your thoughts with me! :)

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