Kachihadashi's Blog

Music, nails and random fun stuff. Enjoy!

I went to the dark side… November 14, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — kachihadashi @ 20:20

… they have cookies!

In other words, I moved over to Blogger and opened a second blog called Rock ‘n’ Nails! Check it out at rocknnails.blogspot.com   ! It’s basically the sequel to this blog, so there won’t be any more posts here. This is the last one.

I think it’s a lot more convenient for you guys this way because it’s easier to follow by using your own Blogger account or Google Friend Connect. It also seems to be easier to use… we’ll see.

Another thing is, I almost finished knitting the bf’s scarf! It has a box pattern and stripes and turned out really nicely so far ^^It just needs about 25 more centimeters and fringe, so it should be done during the next week *happy* Pictures and how-to are coming soon on rocknnails.blogspot.com!

See you soon, and Goodbye WordPress blog!


Old NOTD: Monochrome November 8, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — kachihadashi @ 11:32

Good afternoon folks!

Here comes the nail art I promised you! It’s quite easy to do, just layering a few colors. I started off with a grey holo and added a topcoat with silver glitter and shimmer particles (both by Vernis a Ongles Eclair, swatches coming soon!) and painted a diagonal striped pattern using black as the base color, and then layering dark grey, light grey and silver foil over it. Mattify, and you’re done!

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Originally, I was going for a sort of monochrome rainbow look, but that didn’t really work out imo. Instead, it reminds me of old black and white photography and the molten metal bath I had to use at the lab last semester. When it solidified after finishing the experiment, it looked exactly like this! 😀

Hope you like it! Mata ne!


I’m on Twitter! November 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — kachihadashi @ 11:18

Follow me here: http://twitter.com/Kachihadashi

I think Twitter is a relly nice way to stay updated and to inform others about whats going on around the world. I’ll use it mainly as a sort of feed for this blog, and of course to have a chat with you guys ;D

Oh, and speaking about following, do any of you know how to install the Follow-me-on-Google-Friends-plugin? I tried the way described at the wordpress homepage, copying and pasting HTML-code into a widget folder, and all I got was the code displayed as text in my sidebar 😦 What should I do?

See you soon, with shorter nails and some nail art!


NOTD: Disco Mint! – After-Halloween Mani November 1, 2009

Filed under: Holographic,Music,Nail polish,NOTD — kachihadashi @ 20:50

“I will stone you stone you, wrap my arms around you, I will stone you stone you, my little halo!”

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Do you recognise the song? It’s “Halo” by Soil (totally NOT Beyonce! 😀 ) and it’s what this polish reminds me of. It feels like having a halo around my hands, and I’m completely stoned by the look right now. If it’s sunny tomorrow, I’ll probably run into poles because I’m looking at my tips all the time xD The pictures don’t capture the whole awesomeness, they are too silvery. In real life, it clearly looks green, like strong mint-flavoured chewing gum.

There is a whole little collection of holos at the drugstore near my university, and I’m definitely planning to get some more! *excited!*

See you soon!


Crazy Japanese GLITTER!

Filed under: Glitter,Holographic,Matte,Nail polish — kachihadashi @ 20:18

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why I so many people are excited about Japanese nailpolish:


Glitter!  Holographic awesomeness! Both in one! *faints*

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Of course, I had to play with my matte topcoat:

Index: Canmake 23. Toxic green glitter. This looks also very cool over black and matte!

Middle: Perfect Nail PNN-16. Purple jelly with lots of different kinds of glitter. Great for layering as well as on it’s own – it totally rocks! Love it with a matte topcoat – it looks like a sequined party dress!

Ring: Vernis a ongles eclair – #15 Snow Dome’s Christmas Tree. It’s the best example of how crappy lighting can ruin the look of a color: When I saw it at the shop, I only  thought “Oh, what a pretty grey-green shimmer. Could be a nice winter color” , but as soon as the sun hits it, it’s a BAM! in-your-face  mint green holo! Mattyfing ruins the holo effect, but it’s still very pretty.

Pinkie: Vernis a ongles eclair – #11 Maharadja Gold dancer. Silver holo packed with gold glitter. It’s even better matte, and the glitter is quite unique to me. It really looks like little pieces of leaf gold! This is so going to be my mani for Christmas and New Years Eve ^_^

Photos of  Snow Dome’s Christmas Tree as a full mani coming up!


Knitting time!

Filed under: Crafts — kachihadashi @ 19:45

Hello everyone, hope you had a happy Halloween!

It’s starting to get chilly in the evenings, so I started knitting again! This will be a winter scarf soon:


After I finished this one, I’m going to make another scarf for my boyfriend. It’s going to be black with red and white details, to match his Matrix/heavy metal-style black leather coat. I don’t have a real plan about the design yet – it should look cool and manly, but not too plain. Maybe a little knot or braided pattern… do you guys have any ideas?

Have a nice week! ❤


Mad about Matte October 27, 2009

Filed under: Glitter,Hauls,Matte,Nail polish,NOTD,Uncategorized — kachihadashi @ 17:30


Look what I found in at the mall:

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Topcoats! I got Sally Hansen Insta Dry and Essie Matte about you, and two glitters. (Three actually, but the third one is for my Elfster girl, so I won’t spoil the surprise 😉 Just this much: it’s pink and silver and totally stunning! ) Swatches and reviews coming soon!

EDIT: OMFG! I’m wearing a mani with Insta Dry since yesterday afternoon and added a coat of Matte about You a few hours ago and my mani starts to flake off in this exact moment! Maybe it’s because I combined the two topcoats? Or maybe it’s the fact that I forgot basecoat, or the crappy but pretty dollar store polish? No idea, but the chip is huge! Looks kinda cool though, like an extravagant french tip:


Here is my first (still undamaged) matte mani: Mermaid blue/green with shimmer. Doesn’t it look totally awesome? I love that it’s not completely wallpaint-matte but still has this somehow velvety look to it. Purty!


Lol, this looks so photoshopped! xD   —  Can you see the shimmer?

See you very soon, right after redoing my nails!