Korea Sparkling

4:41 PM

Hi there~

Tadaaam~ I'm at last on holiday and I'll be flying to Seoul tomorrow. Yay. I'm looking forward.
So in order to celebrate it, I did a Korean inspired mani.

*You can click on the pictures to enlarge them*

I tried to recreate the Korean symbol that is called "Samtaegeuk (삼태극 or 三太極)" with a swirl water marble and I free handed the Korean flag...


The "Samtaegeuk" is a variant of the UmYang symbol. The UmYang symbol (that corresponds to the Chinese Yin-Yang symbol) is the symbol found at the center of the Korean flag. Here the red represents Um, the blue represents Yang, and the yellow represents Chong. Um and Yang represent opposing yet balanced forces such as day and night, hot and cold, masculine and feminine. Chong represents mankind. The Samtaegeuk as a whole represents the balances between these opposing forces and mankind's influence on and harmony with those balances.

For the swirl water marble I followed Tartofraises's instructions. If you don't know her, check her videos because she makes great tutorials.

I really enjoyed doing this water marble so I think I will do other water marbles in the future.
I'll be away until the 19th of August but I have some articles ready so I'll try to regularly publish articles and to follow your blogs, too.

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  1. Have a great time in Seoul...get as much good food as you can and shop till you drop :)

  2. That looks great! Have an amazing time! I had a friend that lived there two years and LOVED it. I"m so jealous :)

  3. I love the water marble, it looks great! Have a great trip! :)

  4. Wow I love the water marble ! Nice nail art too . Have Fun !

  5. wow this is amazing! have fun sweetie! xx


  6. great idea, to water marble for that(:

    <3 BB

  7. Wow!!! This is amazing looking! The water marbling is amazing! and the free handed flag is so good looking:D Wow Seoul thats amazing! I would love to go anywhere in Asia. Have an amazing time~

  8. Very nice looking mani. I love the colors! It would be great if you could share what colors you used!

    Have fun in Korea! Looking forward to what you will show us afterwards ;)

  9. Enfin une bloggeuse suisse qui parle français ! ;) Tu viens de quel canton ?
    Super mani et merci pour les explications sur le samtaegeuk !

    Passe de bonnes vacances à Séoul !

  10. This is great! Have a wonderful trip!

  11. I love your water marble!! It GORGEOUS! Have a great trip!(:

  12. thanks girls!

    Kayono, I used OPI Keys to my karma (red), MNY (can't read the number, it has been erased...) (yellow), and Essence multi dimension xxxl shine 76 Cool and The Gang (blue). They work really well for water marbles ;D

  13. This may be one of the best water marbles I've seen yet. Great combination of colors!

  14. I love it such happy colors <3

  15. Love these colours together. I haven't done a water marble in a while. I think it's time :)
    I have a few friends who have been to Korea and loved it. I really hope to get there someday.


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