Hello Fireflies, finally I am off all challenges and feeling light and feeling un-burdened. I am in bit of a discussion and debate mood today. So here is my topic- Should one Participate in Nail Art Challenge?? I will be sharing a pretty in Pink Nail Art too. So it isn’t going to be a dull discussion 🙂
I participated in hell lot of challenges last few months and apart from being exhausted there is something that I have learnt about them for sure. I am going to share them with you. I am no expert to say anything that I am saying, it just my experience and point of view. And I am totally open for a debate on this.
While doing challenges there is constant conflict between your mind and heart. Your heart gives you all colorful and playful ideas to experiment but your mind constantly keeps reminding you that the nail art at the end should stick to the theme. Very obviously now, whichever party wins- Mind or Heart your nailart is not going to give you 100% pleasure because either the voice of heart or brain must have been ignored. This brings me to my key learning: Always chose a prompt which you have genuinely wanted to do or something which would have never occurred you but will challenge you. So you will be satisfied with the end result.
Without challenge prompts giving me instructions, I can do any random design that catches my fancy and inspires me. I can just conceive an idea and translate it onto my nails immediately without worrying whether it tallies the theme.
However, it also means I am going to go be gazing and wondering for hours on what design/polish/technique/finish/color/plates etc should I use?I have spent futile hours sitting and wondering what to do, which polish, brand, finish, tried, untried, color combination,inspiration, experiment etc and other gazillion questions .
Whereas, Challenges give some certainty and direction to our work. It allows you to have structured thought.It forces your brain to think in a particular direction.It may push you to explore areas which you would have never otherwise. Some of best manis which I would have never tried on my own are boons of challenges.So, it just depends on you how you use it? Use it or Abuse it?
What are your thoughts about Challenges? Have they given you more than taken?
PS: The Nailart I have shared is done used BarryM Promanade Limited Edition and stamped with SinfulColor Snow Me White. To Beautify it I added Rhinestone from BornPrettyStore here. They had sent me this for review. They added glamour to my nail art. You can use my discount code HQBQ10 to get 10% discount sitewide.