Andersen’s {The Red Shoes} Nail Art Tutorial

Hello my Beauties,

i’d like to invite you to yet another step by step nail art tutorial, that was inspired by one of the well-known storytellers of all times – Hans Christian Andersen and his tale {The Red Shoes}.

At this point i’d also like to remind you, that we are in the Halloween season and that most of these stories, aren’t real fairy tales. They are dark, as most Folk Tales, which have been used for generations to teach moral tales to children.

The Red Shoes published by Hans Christian Andersen in 1845 is a quintessential European folktale. It tells a moral tale based upon the idea of temptation and eventual redemption. The story is based upon the protagonist’s desire for a pair of shoes and the consequences of her temptation. Andersen’s use of Christian morality in his tale offers insight into European culture during the 19th century.
(Source: Children & Youth in History)
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Today i have Viviana from Nailart Addict here to show you, how she got inspired by this folktale. 

Hello everyone, i’m Viviana and this nail design is inspired by the red shoes of the Efteling here in the Netherlands. The shoes keep dancing and dancing. All day and night. So I decided to create a nail art based on the tile floor and the red shoes.

the red shoes andersens taleI started this nail art with a base of OPI ‘Go in to the light’ and on my pinky P2 Sand-style ‘illegal’. With acrylic paint I created the dress with a red bow.And the tiles are the most fun part here. I applied all strips of striping tape creating a tile pattern. 

With a dark grey and a medium grey I filled in the tiles. After that I tried to remove the tape very carefully. 
With Bundle Monster image plate I stamped the red shoes dancing around on the floor and on my middle finger there they are dancing all around and around.Well my dears, this was the basic nail art. But If you prefer a calmer and more office like one, just like me? You can skip the dress and create a red shoes ‘skeleton’ with it.
On the last picture you can see that one. Just replace the acrylic painting on your index finger and thumb for a nice dark colour. I decided to use Color Club Revvvolution. Which I also used for the dark tiles.
red shoes finished look

Why did I choose this tale? I love shoes and own quite some pairs – especially high heels. So when Luchessa asked me to join, i did not hesitate for a second. For the love of shoes, this tale was my first choice. And of course because I love to go to the ‘Efteling’ the fairy woods. It is such miracle and feels like a complete different world.
[Efteling is a theme park in the enchanted forest style since 1952.]
Luchessa, thanks so much for this great invitation. And to end the fairy …. “That’s all Folks”.

I hope you enjoyed this guest post, my Beauties.
Please check out Nail Art Addict’s blog & stay tuned for more nail art next week.

Ps: If you’d like to see the first nail design from this series – {The Snail & The Rose-Tree}, click HERE.