Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Indian Flag Nail Art Tutorial!


You may know that I've been living in India for the past 9 months, and today is India's Independence Day! I could hardly do this Flags of the World tour and not include my current home, right? I figured that today of all days would be the perfect day to post it, too.

There's more to India than curry, saris, and Hinduism. I'll be the first to admit that this country is sometimes maddening, but to balance out the madness are some of the most kind, generous, and generally selfless people I've ever met.



In addition to my Indian flag, nail art tutorial, I wore a saree/sari to work yesterday! (We didn't have work today) I felt awkward and exposed all day, and have a whole new respect for the Indian women that choose to wear saris on a regular basis. I rewarded myself with wearing jeans today. :D My friend Sheba was an absolute godsend, since there was no way I could wrap this thing alone- every time I tried, it looked like a giant slate blue diaper.


At the beginning of the day- Jasmine flowers in my hair, bindi on, all put together. :D



My friend Diana fussing over my pleats to make sure they looked right :D


My friend Sheba fussing over my pleats at the end of the day before having pic taken again. Stupid things kept coming untucked.


The back view. I love the pallu (the hanging piece) of this sari- all gold and copper metallic threads. so pretty!


18 comments:

  1. Has it really been 9 months?! That's mad! Love the nails as always :-) x

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  2. I love your blog and the information you put about your life. :) You seem like such a fun and genuine person. I nominated you for a blogger award on my blog.

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  3. I think this is the first time I commented (not sure why), but I just had to tell you that you look amazing in that sari! It's a great color on you, and you and it are so pretty :)

    BTW - Thanks for all the awesome nail art!

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  4. You felt exposed in a sari?! I always feel all frumpy and drowning and fabric >.<

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  5. You look sooo pretty! You can definitely pull off a sari. Thanks for the Indian flag. Will try it sometime :D x

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  6. Gorgeous!! What an awesome way to learn about another country's culture.

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  7. Love the look but I wouldn't wear it myself (too hot). In Belgium we have an holiday too today :)

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  8. I live in India(I am an Indian) and I have been following your blog for a while now. As much as I love all your nail art designs, I was rather disappointed with your Indian Flag design, and although I managed an rather amateur job, I had done this on my nails last year before the World Cup Final(Yes, we're a cricket crazy nation!)... Just wanted you to see it! Let me know what you think :)

    https://plus.google.com/photos/100812650642048443819/albums/5591245975906670305?authkey=CJTsjO-J47HwOA

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  9. love seeing your daily nail art! hope you're having a great time living in India :)

    -Natasha
    http://natashadoesnails.blospot.ca

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  10. I can't believe you've been there 9 months! But makes sense because I'm pushing my way to being back in the US for 1 year and Chicago for a year. Time sure does fly. Hope you are enjoying yourself there.

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  11. I love India.. that's so amazing country with so amazing culture and people.. just love it..

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  12. Very nice! Excellent!!! http://nail-artbyanna.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh, I'm an Indian woman, and I don't know how those women who wear saris perfectly all day do it. Also, can I share what I did for oour Indy Day? Can I can I? Here, I did anyway --> https://picasaweb.google.com/110557240577750688840/DeadCellCanvases#5781696755916608386

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