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Roseau, Dominica
I love nails and everything nails. This blog will be mostly about nails but I will through in some of my other creative abilities as well. I am from the nature island of the Caribbean Dominica. I live in the city Roseau. I developed and interest in nails since about 12 or maybe even before and I have been into it ever since. I must confess that I took a long break from it for reasons I have no idea. I think I just got lazy for a bit and this is a huge regret I have. But I'll make up for it.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Creole Day

Hi Guys

This post is very late.

Last Friday was Creole Day here on my beautiful island Dominica. This is a day when we dress in our traditional wear. The girls in what we call the Jupe (jhipp) and the women in a robe (wobe) dwiyet. Men wear a white shirt and a black pants with a red sash across the waist. These days however, not many women or girls wear it the traditional way. Rather, we have our own designs or styles made but with the same cloth of the traditional wear which is the Madras Cloth. I have posted a pic of the Madras Cloth lower in the post.

Its a day when we eat mainly local dishes the best being crab callaloo. My fav dish ever!

I did my mani to match my skirt. I used three colors for the base and three others to stamp (My polishes are mainly santee polishes).Creole Day is a pretty colorful day.

Some of my co-workers and I on Creole Day. Not everyone is dressed for the occasion.
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My prayers and thought go out to those from New York/New Jersy. May the recovery process be a speedy one.


  1. Really nice mani! :) I haven't heard of the holiday before but I love colourful it is! :)

  2. Thanks. It's actually not a holiday because everybody must go to work. It's just not your ordinary day. A real fun day too.

  3. This is really beautiful! I love the colors you used..matches nicely with your skirt...and the design is nice. Did you use a stamp for the design? Thanks for sharing a little bit of your culture!

  4. Niomi, you're really just so skillful with this... so glad i found this blog... i never knew... you're good at keeping secrets... you should consider a facebook page too