International Food Collaboration - Freehand German Pretzel's!

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are having an awesome start to your week :)
I'm doing pretty good, in fact I have actually just booked my tickets home! I'll be flying home on the 25th of November and will get to spend some much needed time with my family as I wont be there for Christmas this year. I'm really excited to see everyone again but again it will be hard going without Mr Bravo.

Today I have some...unusual nails to show you. I was recently invited to take part in a international food collaboration, thanks, Dani! There were so many talented and skilled artists who took part in this collaboration. Once all the participants were selected we were each given a country at random and I drew Germany!

I just want to say.. I know there are so many amazing and wonderful dishes of Germany so I apologise for picking Pretzel's and not more of a main dish. At the time I was kind of lacking my painting mojo and battling with my lighting situation - which is still on going!

For this manicure I began with my usual Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat (It's diminishing fast, argh!) and once dry applied three coats of Lady Venezia's #084 – A beautiful glossy and classy tomato shade. I then applied a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat. I created my ring finger by blending acrylic paints together with my cruddy old bamboo brush and then proceeded to paint my Preztel's with my finer detailing brushes. I finished it al off by sealing it all in with another coat of Pro-FX.

I did try this manicure with a matte version too but I wasn't really feeling it, which do you prefer?

I'm not entirely happy with this manicure at all, it could have been so much better but I tried. Sometimes ya just get those painting slumps, this one was just badly timed. The collaboration picture will be up later on Instagram if you are interested in seeing what creations everyone else made!

What do you think of my Pretzel nail art? Have you done nails inspired by a country before?
Thank you for visiting, I'll be back again on Thursday for some more naily fun! Have a beautiful day.



  1. I think I prefer it in matte, but both versions are nice.

    1. Thankyou, A.notcopyacat! I think I prefer the matte too but I love how glossy the Lady Venezia is even before a top coat. I loved swatching it!

  2. Yeeeaaahhhh pretzels, I love them! Both the real ones and the ones on your nails :) so tasty! Here in Bavaria we eat them quite often :-p

    1. Hehe me too, good for a nibbley mood! Ohh maybe I picked well then! I was a little worried people where going to be offended (for picking pretzel's rather than a main course meal) there was just too much food to chose from which was not good while havng artist block, haha :)

  3. The pretzels look so nice in both versions :D

  4. Oh I love that gradient on your accent nail! <3

  5. That is super cool! What a great interpretation! ♥

  6. Oh, I definitely prefer the shiny version. Those pretzels look good enough to snack on :)


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