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Nail Artist Q&A: "Nailed Down!" with Silvina Galdame!
Welcome to NAILPRO's NAILED DOWN where we “nail down” the details of selected nail design artists from our User Galleries.
This week we go around the globe to Buenos Aires City in Argentina, South America!
Meet Silvina Galdame:
Where do you work?
I'm a freelance Nail Artist Designer
How would you describe yourself?
I'm a girl that loves cute things. I'm very friendly. I love to wear pink and Hello Kitty. I'm crazy about nail art! I'm addicted to creating nail designs and sharing them with the world! I speak English and my native language is Spanish. I believe that originality comes from True Creativity. I'm a girl who lives and breathes Nail Art!
Tell us about how you got started in the nail industry.
I started by watching nail tutorials on YouTube. At the very start, I learned by watching and doing everything from simple designs to harder ones using a wide variety of techniques. Then I felt so inspired to create my own way to express myself, I started sharing my nail art through a YouTube channel and then through my social networks.
What/Who inspires your work?
My inspiration comes from abstracts or geometrical patterns, animals, anime, cartoons, cute things, dresses, flowers, food, Halloween, heart designs, landscapes, movies, games, music, songs, nature, party and Universe related.
Are there any tool(s) you can't live without?
My dotting tools and my nail brush set.
Do you have a favorite technique or style?
Sponge Gradient for backgrounds. Freehand style.
What is your craziest/funniest nail story?:
The first time I'd entered a nail art contest! I'd decided to create something unique and rare. It took me about 2 hours. I created 2013 nails with caviar beads!
Here's the video: Winner - Yummy Pink Caviar New Year 2013 Nails My entry to Designer Nail Products Big Blast Contest It was my first competition ever and I ended up winning the first place =)!
What tip can you offer to other nail technicians?
When doing yours or a client's nails, never cross your legs and never bend too much. Always try to keep calm and paint the nails =). Also, never buy nail polishes that aren't "Big 3" free (Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene). Protect the world! Protect your nails! Buy Eco Friendly nail polishes! ^_^
Anything else you'd like to add?
I'd really appreciate if you check out my nail art channel on YouTube. (see link below)
You can find Silvina Galdame on the web:
In the NAILPRO User Gallery: Party, Special Occasions, Birthday, Elegant Nails by Madjennsy
Floral Nail Arts Inspired by Madjennsy
Animal related inspired nail designs by Madjennsy
Nature inspired nail art designs by Madjennsy
Abstracts or Geometrics Nail Designs by Madjennsy
Unique Wedding Nail designs by Madjennsy
YouTube Channel: Madjennsy Nail Arts
Facebook: Madjennsy Nail Arts
Twitter: Madjennsy ~ Nail Arts
Tumblr: Madjennsy Nail Arts
Pinterest: Madjennsy Nail Arts
Beautylish: Madjennsy Nail Arts
Razzi: Madjennsy's Photos
WeHeartIt: Madjennsy ~ Nail Art
Preen Me: Silvina G.
Makeupbee: Silvina G.
Would you like to be featured in NAILED DOWN? Post images of your nail art to our User Gallery. We'll be highlighting outstanding artists based on those submissions! (minimum six pictures to qualify for consideration) NAILPRO reserves the right to edit submissions for length, grammar and clarity.