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Art deco insprired snowy nails October 21, 2009

Filed under: Nail art,Nail polish,Product reviews — kachihadashi @ 17:42

Hi!

Today, I finally got to play with the nail art stripers I promised in the last post! They are from the dollar store, I believe the brand is called “Crayon art nail”. I have four: Black, white, red and blue glitter. The bottles are pretty much like a liquid eyeliner bottle, small and easy to handle. The brushes are great, they are felt tips rather than real brushes with bristles. That way, it’s nice and easy to make dots of various sizes and even lines. Perfect for rookies like me ;D

Application was decent, except for the glitter, which didn’t spread nicely at all. To get an even, glittery line, I had to either apply several coats or dab it on instead of drawing. Both ways, it will end up looking like chunks of glitter glue on my nails. The others were good, though, opaque in one to two coats and not gloopy.Of course I had to play with them:

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It’s a black french tip and white dots on the grey shimmery Pa polish from last time. It reminds me of huge snowflakes ^^

Another pretty cool aspect about them is that they all are water-soluable! (again, except for the glitter) That way, you can just play around and try things and simply wash it off if you don’t like it instead of removing and redoing your whole manicure. Just two tips to remember: Don’t forget to use topcoat afterwards and stay away from water, exspecially hot water, until everything is completely, 150% dry.

Overall, I’m pretty impressed with these, considering that they are made by a no-name brand and cost only a dollar. If you are in Japan or planning to come and would like to try some nail art, this is definitely a good point to start!

More designs coming, well, maybe not soon, but there will be a few!

Have a nice week! ❤

 

Kiwi nails! September 24, 2009

Filed under: Nail art,Uncategorized — kachihadashi @ 00:59

Hi everyone!
Today we’re going to do some nail art! This is the look:

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(Sorry for not doing clean-up… the green nailpolish left some really weird yellow stains on my cuticle 😦      )

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And this is how to do it:
-Apply brown polish on your thumb and green or yellow polish on the other nails.

-To get the fruits, paint a dotted star pattern on the green to make the seeds. Then put a big white dot in the middle.

Let everything dry and apply your favourite special effect topcoat, like a matte one or some sparkles. I used one with purple shimmer. Have fun and be creative!

Paint a brown french tip for the shell. Make sure you do this step last, so it looks like all the fun stuff is going on inside the fruit!
-For the bird, use silver polish to paint an eye, a beak and legs. Extend the beak to your cuticle like seen in the pics. You can do that with the legs too, if you like.

Then add some black and gold streaks for feathers. Be as messy as you like with this step.

Using a toothpick creates some nice texture: Just press the tip on horizontally, don’t prick or drag the polish. Add some black shadows on the beak and legs and a pupil on the eye.

Set the color on your skin with liquid plaster or clear polish, apply topcoat, and you’re done!

-If you have long nails, paint a french tip on your thumb. That way, you can draw an environment for the bird, like flowers or a blue sky… or you can make him a punk rock kiwi with a huge mohawk!

The dotted kiwi seed pattern is great for fireworks on your nails, too! Just use a dark base color and lots of glitter.

Hope you enjoy this look! ❤