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Sunday, January 30, 2011

All about Nail Art


Nail art is a creative activity that draws pictures or designs fingernails. It a type of art. These days fingernails and toenails are seen by some as important points of beauty.
Also, it is a type of fashion activity, related to manicuring. There are commercial shops ('nail bars') where nails are worked on to make them attractive. The main product isacrylic nails with ready-made designs which can be stuck on top of natural nails.


The artificial nails are not a replacement, but an extension for natural nails. There are two main approaches to creating artificial nails—tips andforms.
  • Tips are made of lightweight plastic plates that are nail-shaped. They are glued on the end of the natural nail and liquid acrylic is then applied over the entire nail.
  • Forms are fitted over the nail. Then an artificial nail is molded out of acrylic. Then the form is removed and the new nail shaped and buffed to a shine.



New Year Kolam / Rangoli 2

This New year rangoli is welcoming a new year ahead with lots of color. A simple kolam which can also be done by beginner.


Tulasi Kolam

Usually Hindu's pray the Tulasi plant. It is also the tradition to put beautiful kolams in-front of the Tulasi plant. This is such type of kolam ,used to apply in-front of the Tulasi plant.



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Flowers border

This is a bright kolam, done as a border for a kolam. Its a free hand design.






Flowers kolam / rangoli 2 with rock salt filling

This is a simple flowers design. Generally all free hand kolams consists of flowers design. But the speciality of this kolam is that it was filled with rock salt. Filling with rock salt is another technique used in filling the kolams with color.


Chikku kolam 2

A simple chikku kolam , can be used for regular purpose. This kolam has been colored differently by two contrast colors , which gave a great look to chikku kolam.


Color kolam / rangoli 2

This is a simple color kolam / rangoli done on floor. Its a free hand design.






Pot kolam

This is a pot kolam, its a free hand design. It signifies the Pongal festival, where hindus cook pongal dish on Pongal festival.






Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Apartment kolam / rangoli

Apartment kolam / rangoli are so called as apartments don't have place to put big sized kolams. This kolam is a free hand kolam.


Regularly used kolam / rangoli

This kolam can be used for daily purpose. Very simple to put. The dot cout in 13 to 7 interlaced.




Monday, January 24, 2011

Color kolam / rangoli1

Kolam is the art of creating rice flour or chalk decorations on a sidewalk, doorstep or wall. While the Kolam is drawn throughout the year in most homes in South India, it is especially significant during Pongal.



Ratham / chariot Kolam 2

This chariot kolam is done on the last day ok pongal / sankranthi festival.






Pongal kolam

On the day of Pongal, family members jointly draw the kolam with rice flour that can be plain as well as colored. Parallel straight lines can be drawn using a cylindrical rod (Ulakai) as a guide. A kolam can be a plain one or can be artistically drawn with symbols of cosmic interest. The kolam defines the sacred area where the Pongal is prepared. 


This kolam shows the significance of pongal :)



Ratham / chariot kolam 1

This type of ratham / chariot kolam/ rangoli is done during sankranthi / pongal days. Especially on the last day ok pongal i.e; on kanuma day. 



Simple rangoli/ kolam

This is a simple and daily used kolam. Quite easy in execution even for beginners.


New year Kolam / rangoli

This is a freehand kolam simple in execution. Will look brighter if you use colors directly.It can be easily executed as it is of rectangular shape , and thus symmetricalness can also be achieved.



Chikku kolam

This is a fantastic chikku kolam, used for regular purpose. quite easier and simple to execute.






Flowers Kolam / rangoli 1




This is a beautiful kolam design , done with only flower petals. The size of the kolam / rangoli can be reduced or increased depending on the occasion and space.



Nail Art 4

Just this design is also as simple as applying to hand nails. Similar technique is used in this application of nail art.


Nail Art 3



This is a simple type of nail art.Just using black and white combination makes nails beautiful. Also very easy in applying.




Nail Art 2

This type of line at the end of the nail bed is a popular alternative French Manicure style. It is also fairly easy to do yourself because you can do it freehand without a guide. 



Nail Art 1

Nail art on one short French manicured nail. Many manicures with nail art are on long nails (more nail length gives you more canvas to paint on), and each nail has art affixed to or painted on it.