Thursday, 25 May 2017

Basketball ~ Nails Extravaganza & Giveaway!

Hello!

Nails extravaganza is a type of post on Olivia's Catastrophe where I share my nail art and the reasons why I chose to do that design. Nail art is just another hobby of mine that I keep coming back to, and what to share with you all. 



I do believe that at some point I mentioned it (in my March wrap up I believe?) but this year we had a basketball tournament in Switzerland. When it comes to any basketball match, especially a tournament, I try to be nice to my opponents. 

How do I do this? I cut my nails, pretty much down to the quick. 



I've gotten used to having short nails due to playing the harp (long nails become a hindrance, in that case, and are bad for the strings) and because there is a potential for broken nails when playing basketball. Mostly though, I have numerous scratches and cuts all along my hands, wrists and upper arms after a basketball match. When an opponent fouls you, that's usually where they hit, or accidentally scratch. It would be entirely harmless, of course, if they had shorter nails. For some reason, they never seem to. Which is why I try to be nice and have short nails for every basketball game. 


Anyway, it led me to at least wanting to make my nails look nice for this tournament, so I decided to go with a basketball theme to match the tournament I was going to. It was easy enough to find some basketball nails to copy on the internet. I wanted something a little bit more complex though, to work on improving my skills I am trying to gain again after a period of time where I was convinced I was so bad at nail art that I didn't bother doing it for a few months. However, I like to believe these turned out reasonably well?


Orange is one of my favourite colours, so I had no issue there. It was a bit tricky to make the hoop actually hoop-like, but I think it went okay. My favourite nail though, is the one where ther eis a girl on it, about to make a lay up. I think it turned out well and it left me pretty satisfied after doing my nails. I would've done another one on my accent nail, but I couldn't picture myself making a second one with my left hand to match, that wouldn't turn out disfigured. So I strategically leave it at one girl (which I did manage to replicate on my left hand, with difficulty and quite some time :P)

Giveaway! I am sneakily sharing another giveaway (you might get used to these...) Enter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Giftcard, open internationally!


Olivia's Question: What's your favourite sport to watch on the telly?

Olivia-Savannah x

47 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. I love them! Those nail designs are so much fun!

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  3. In the states, it's the western and eastern conference, and then the finals soon. We watch a lot of basketball on the telly.

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    1. As much as I love to play, I rarely ever watch! I hope you enjoy all the games ^.^

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  4. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

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    1. I try my best to make them that way ;)

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  6. Wow! That looks amazing. You have a lot of talent and patience.

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    1. It does take some patience. I only do my nails like this when I well relaxed!

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  7. I love your nail art. I'm always experimenting with different designs and tend to get my inspiration from Pinterest or Instagram.

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    1. Pinterest is where I get some inspiration from sometimes too! Fellow nail artist <3

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  8. *Reasonably well*??? They look amazing! I don't know how you do that when I can barely paint my nails one color. And it seems like it'd be even harder on short nails since you have less space to work with? That's nice that you cut them for games though. Anyway, this design is so cute!

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    1. I think whether it is harder or easier with shorter or longer nails depends on the person. Personally, I find it a bit easier for me because then it's easier to control the brush. I imagine that would be hard with long nails? Hmm...

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  9. The nails look amazing, Olivia. They're so creative, I love it! :D

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  10. My goodness, you have a talent! These are incredible! I used to do my nails for every swim meet in my team colors, but they looked... well, they looked like I did my own nails haha. Yours look SO good!

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    1. That's very team spirit of you to do that for every swim you guys had! Thank you, Shannon ^.^

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  11. I love your basketball nail art. They are very cute.
    That's really considerate of you to have short nails for the game. Have fun in Switzerland!
    Dinh@https://twitter.com/ArlenesBookClub

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    1. It was a really good trip! I just don't want to cause anyone extra pain ;)

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Marlene V.

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  13. Love the nail art! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  14. That's such a cute design! I love doing fun nails.

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    1. I'm glad you love doing nails too ;)

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  15. Great giveaway to start the Summer great for sure.

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    1. There are plenty more summer giveaways on the way, hehe :3

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  16. Wow...pretty good job on your nails! I have all I can do to get a nice even coat - lol. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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    1. A nice colour alone makes nails look spectacular already anyway :)

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  17. My brother plays basketball and I should paint my nails like this in honor of him:)

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  18. Those are some cool looking nails. I totally love them!

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  19. Cute Basketball nails. I will have to try that.

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  20. The nails are super fun! Love designs on nails!

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  21. Very unique nail design. I've never seen basketball themed nails!

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