On your fingertips: stylish mom in a snap… what’s hot in Bolivia for the Carnaval?

09 Feb

Bringing out  fantastic idea, since it’s CARNAVAL weekend all over South America, and Bolivia is no different!

I simply love, love any type of ‘finger nail artwork’. And Bolivia, like any other Latin country, is probably one of the best places to exercise this passion! ♥

How to be a full-time mom of little kids, capable of helping them with homework despite the baby’s high pitch crying, not forgetting to devote some attention to the hubby, and yet trying to look good and stylish according to the ‘Latino’ trends? ? I know, pretty hard, right? We all try to be the “perfect woman-wife-mom”, fully committed with school activities, extra-curricular schedules, reserving some quality time for the growing family, keeping up with friends, being a committed professional…

Sometimes, it’s just too much… And then, you remember: you’re still a girl, and you’d like to (once in a while!) to look good, trendy, fashionable, stylish… not for your friends, your partner, your colleagues at work – but for your OWN SELF. The question: how? You don’t have a whole lot of time for any pampering, and you’re not willing to spend a lot of money. Hummm…

The answer: just give your hands/nails a make-up… a few minutes later and, voilá! The beauty of living in South America is that one is over-exposed to whatever is trendy/hot…. Why not try something new? And, I gotta say, I went for the nails thing… why not a different color a week? Below, a few suggestions from Paloma Cuesta:

Why not go for something different, just for the fun of it? And be a “very trendy & cool busy mom”, even if it’s only for a week! 😮 Below, a few images, courtesy of the artist Carla Llanos:

Imagen: Uñas Tips con Gel

Imagen: Uñas Acrílicas

Imagen: Uñas Gel con Acrílico

Imagen: Uñas Acrílicas, diseño blanco y negro

Imagen: Uñas, Encapsulado Flores Secas

Imagen: Uñas, Encapsulado Flores Secas

Imagen: Uñas de Gel, Cristales

Imagen: Diseño en Uñas de Pies

What about some stylish toenails? Feet deserve the same amount of TLC… and fashion! 😮


Posted by on February 9, 2013 in ART, Fashion, photography


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5 responses to “On your fingertips: stylish mom in a snap… what’s hot in Bolivia for the Carnaval?

  1. Lucid Gypsy

    November 6, 2012 at 3:35 am

    They are pretty and fun, love the black tipped ones 🙂


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      November 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

      And it looks sort of easy, right? 😮 Thanks Gilly, for taking the time to stop by and check it out!


  2. marymtf

    November 6, 2012 at 1:48 am

    So glad that you added that ‘once in a while’ you’d like to look good for yourself. We all need some ‘me’ time, even (especially) women who combine those unpaid jobs of scientist and teacherr, mums, wives, chefs, cleaning ladies and diplomats. You seem to have found something for youself that you can fit into that incredible schedule. And those nails, they are just gorgeous. I’m not sure I can name a favourite. Enjoy.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      November 6, 2012 at 8:51 am

      It’s so very true! Once in a while we need to remind ourselves about our TRUE person… 😮 Love you description of the ‘unpaid jobs’… I’ve got several ‘unpaid ones’ here! 😮 The ‘scientist’ used to pay me, but since I left the wet labs, and begin just writing/reviewing, it’s always been on a pro-bono basis… and the motherhood? That one is the most ‘thankless one’!
      Glad you enjoyed the ‘tips’… 😮



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