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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nail Art: Azkals Nails

Hi.. How are you today?. Today I will share my Azkals Nail design. This is inspired from the Pihilippines Football Team. They will have a game today against Kuwait, so this is my way of supporting them. Maybe you are thinking "why azkals?" Well, here is an article written by By Noel Villaflor Published in May 2008 on defunct Pinoy Soccer Website.

WHO ELSE but Filipino fans can think of naming a national football team from an animal as ubiquitous as a street dog?

The Azkals is short for “asong kalye,” Tagalog for street dog, that resilient mongrel found in most Filipino homes. (Yes, a street dog with a home. An askal without a home either ends up in the pound or the cauldron.)

Still, it is a mystery to some how the team, which is gunning for the top spot at the AFC Challenge Cup here, got such a name.

It all began in the summer of 2005, months before the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines, when the football scene was abuzz with news that a new breed of Filipino footballers will represent the country in the biennial meet.

The fans, giddy with excitement and sick of the team being the perennial doormat in Asia, welcomed the development.

The entry of the Fil-foreigners, spearheaded by the Younghusband brothers, raised hopes for a new era of Philippine football.

As the team quickly took shape, fans who tackled the state of Philippine football in online forums discussed ways to support the team, among other issues.

One fan at the defunct popped the question: what shall we call them?

Until then, the team had no moniker.

A zoo of names was put forth: Eagles, Tamaraws, even Carabaos.

Hardly any of the proposals stirred the imagination, until a forumer suggested “Askals.” The name caught on.

After lengthy online debates, the forumers decided that no other name could be more appropriate.

They agreed that the Filipino football player must possess the traits of the askal: aggressiveness, resilience, unbridled loyalty. The askal, survives, even triumphs, amid meager resources, against all odds. It transcends bloodlines.

No animal on earth equals the askal.

With a slight tweak, the “s” was changed to “z,” thus Azkals, which could also refer to “Kalye Azul,” or roughly Blue Alley. (Blue and red are the team’s official colors.)

The first time the Philippine national team was referred to as “Azkals” in mainstream media was in a sports story by football chronicler Mike Limpag, now sports editor, on Sun.Star Cebu on July 13, 2005.

On my pinky is our National Flag, next is our goalie's(Ethridge) jersey, then my idol Chieffy Ciligdong's jersey,
a footbal, then on my thumb is their slogan "We Believe"

Win or Lose, I support you Azkals. We believe!

Thanks for dropping by. 'Til next time. :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nail Art: Plants vs. Zombies

Hi!.. I just copied the design of one of my favorite nail art channel in youtube, IHaveACupcake. Its a simple(?) plants vs. zombies design. You must go and visit her channel because she makes nail art stuff look easy. 

Look at the zombie. Its pathetic! lol!

I know this is far from what she did, but hey, I'm just a beginner. :) I hope you like it and 'til next time.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nail Art: Lady Bug

HI! I know that  this is just a common design to all nail art enthusiast out there, but I want to show my own try of the Lady Bud design. I used a Bobbie Nail Polish in Glittering Red and acrylic paints for the details. 

I hope you like the design and do it in your own nails.. Thanks for dropping by and 'til next time. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nail Art: Sassy Penguins

Hi. This nail design was inspired by two brothers who entered in a talent reality show which was recently concluded, I think two weeks ago. They ended up as 2nd place but I know they have touch every Filipinos hearts by their very humbling story. They showcase their tap dance talent in the audition. Funny because they do not know what the name of the dance. They just call it "Happy Feet Dance" because they copied their steps in the animated movie Happy Feet. To be able to attend in the auditions, they sell tomatoes at their public market in Libona, Bukidnon in order to have a fare to go to Davao. Because of their undeniable tap dance talent, one of the judges buy them both a pair of tap dance shoes for them to use in the semi-finals because they were wearing an ordinary leather shoes which was only borrowed. You can watch them in the video below..

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nail Haul for June

Hi! Good day. This is my small haul last June. I bought these items when we shop for school supplies for my brother and daughter in Koronadal City.

Caronia Nail Care Products

Nail Accesories for P49.95!

Allue Water Base Polish in Aqua

Glow in the Dark Polishes

San San Polishes in Blue Sapphire, Purple Breeze and Tea Rose

Swatch for Blue Sapphire

Swatch for Purple Breeze

Swatch for Tea Rose
Take note I bought these all at the same day. :) I just couldn't resist buying these items even though it is not in my budget that day.  Among these my favorite is San San Polish in Tea Rose. It's just the perfect nude polish for me. And the least favorite are the glow in the dark polishes. I thought I could use them as top coat to a design but it doesn't glow at all when I tried it. Do you have any idea how?.. Care to share?

Hope you are doing fine. 'Til next time.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nail Art: Comeback Nails

Hi blogging world.. I'm sorry for my MIA for two months. :( As you can observe my last post was last May 15, 2011, it is because a dear friend of mine met an accident last May 16 and died on the 19th. T.T I was so affected by his death because he was a friend since we were in high school and he is my super friend's boyfriend for ten years, so I have to be with her oftentimes.  It's sad that he was able to survive the war from Libya and got home last March but then died here.  But then, he is now in our Lord's hand, forever safe and happy.

But life has to go on, so here is three of my nail arts in the last two months. I wasn't able to take pictures of the others. I hope you like it. They are just simple designs using acrylics and decors.

I'll try to be more visible this month of July so I think you will read more from me, I guess ;).. See yah again!