Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Puzzle nails

Puzzle pieces are the international symbol for Autism.
The puzzle piece logo was first created in 1963 by the National Autistic Society.
They explain that the symbol of the Society should be the puzzle as this did not look like any other commercial or charitable one as far as they could discover.
Nowadays the puzzle piece has much more meaning and better ones too.
I could make a list with meanings but I guess you're here for the nail art right?
Let's end with the fact that Autism is a puzzling condition.
Here is my nail art:
I actually did a sandwich nail art.
As layers I used a local brand polish; Etos - Mint Cupcake (which is lighter blue in real life than in the picture).
The polish is a milky blue crelly filled with small blue hexes, medium sized pink and silver hexes and iridescent bar glitters.
The above description promises a beautiful mixture...however I hated the substance.
Now, up front I don't have much experience with polishes like this, but OMG is it normal that it feels like painting glue with glitters on your nails?
Even painting a single thin coat was a quest on it's own. Whilst painting I could have done sugerspun nails with the strings of polish between my nails and brush!
Thank God for the topcoat as I applied it on the still wet polish to even everything out.
Between the layers of polish I've painted puzzlepieces using a detail brush and stamping polish; Essence Love Letters 05 Inkheart
Despite the troubles I had I am happy with the outcome.


  1. wow, lovely design, almost like in 3D!

    1. That's why I love it! Indeed it looks like 3D. Thank you :D

  2. I really like the sandwich look. Sounds like the polish was hard to work with but the blue is beautiful.

    1. The polish is really bad even with the foil and acetone soaking for a few minutes I couldn't get it off. It's not has to be some kind of glue because I had to scrape it off!
      But still...the outcome wasn't bad.
      Thanks :D

  3. beautiful ! you are really true artist !love your 3d puzzle nail art! kisses !

  4. Awh, sorry to hear the polish was such a chore. It might be too thick. Crelly as I know them, should be smooth to apply and a glossy (crystal-like) finish. Something like that. So no, it shouldn't feel like glue hahahaha, maybe it leans a tad more of jelly? Jelly does feel slimy, but also not too thick :)

    Love the nail art. I think you summed everything up just right. Though many research has been done, it is still unclear as to where fits where. Hope there'll be some sort of conclusion in the future to come :)

    1. This was so hard to apply and I don't believe thinning it out would help.
      It smells too...more like glue.
      I think the brand decided to try to catch up with other brands but just don't know how to create these kind of polishes in a proper way