Colorful Holi Inspired Nails

If you’re like me, you’d never heard of Holi. When it showed up as a prompt on the #ClaireStelle8Mar nail art challenge, I had to Google it. Here’s what I found:

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Holi is one of India’s grandest and most popular celebrations. This large festival is celebrated in many cities and rural areas throughout India, so there are plenty of opportunities for fun and excitement. The Holi festival traditionally celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is associated with many legends, including the story of Holika. Many people in India believe that this holiday shows that the devotion of Hindu people can augment the power of Lord Vishnu. This celebration also honors Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. In addition to its religious aspects, Holi also celebrates the end of winter and the arrival of spring. Holi is also known as the Festival of Colors. The holiday is officially celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Phalguna, but it is observed on different dates in some areas of India.

(From PublicHolidays.in)

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Holi Festival of Colors, Utah, United States. Image from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi

So here’s my take on it:

Holi - Festival of Colors Celebration Inspired Nails

The Easter Egg is because hey – Easter is two days away and it’s just the right color to compliment the nail art. 🙂

I’ve wanted to try multi-colored stamping for a while. I thought this is the perfect opportunity. I had a hard time choosing the colors – I wanted a combination that not only looked good together but that also blended into each other to make new colors that looked good – I used a pink, blue, and yellow. I just striped them down a small section of the plate and the scraped them off at an angle. This rather mottled, blended look is what I ended up with. Kinda cool. I chose this particular image to stamp because I think it looks like drops – and applied to my nails, it looks like drops of colors, therefore being a perfect plate to represent Holi!

So that’s about it – this is a fun, bright, happy, Spring looking manicure – perfect for that pre-Easter look to celebrate the warmer weather and the new life popping up all around us.

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Plate #  from this Winstonia Plate collection:

On just the fingers I stamped:

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