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2015/01/07

weird, weirder, red

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Now, if there's any color I usually wouldn't pick for my nails, it's definitely red. It might be weird, because red is considered as maybe the most common nail color ever, but for some reason, I've always had weird feelings about it.

Normally I like to create my own desings for my nails, but the moment I saw these nails Sakurina had few months back, I knew I had to try to copy the design! I've been looking for an excuse to use houndstooth print and this seemed like a perfect opportunity. Instead of stamping, I used water decals for the print. Oh, and btw! The parts with the print are transparent!

I made these nails for December, because the colour combo was christmassy but not too much and I would be able to wear them in the beginning of January as well. I'm not a big fan of theme nails, so any kind of nails with xmas trees, santa clauses or candy canes were a big no-no, haha.

Unlike in the original, I only made 2 of the overly blinged nails (because I was lazy and I thought it looked better that way. Less was more in this case I think). I will probably be cursing my life and nails to the deepest depths of Hell when it's time to remove the designs from those two nails, but I'd rather not think about that yet, lol.

Feel free to share your thoughts about these nails if you feel like it!

Here's a list of products that I used: 
O.P.I: Over & Over A-Gwen (red polish)
Color Club: You Rock! (silver/gold glitter polish)
• Blue Sea water decals: houndstooth print
• Nail art studs: wheel 1, wheel 2
• Swarovski crystals: SS3, SS5
• Konad: golden ball deco chain
• Odyssey Nail Systems: 8mm V-shape crystals
• Gold micro pearls
• Different sized pearls from craft stores

42 comments:

  1. Upeat! ♡ Pakko vielä kysyä että miten sä siis teit nuo mustavalkoset kuviot? :D selitithän sä tuossa jo mutta jotenkin kaipaisin selväksi suomeksi :'D

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    1. kiitti!<3 ne on tosiaan tehty siis siirtokuvilla, jotka normaalista vedessä liotettavista siirtokuvista eroaa sillä tavalla että se kuva laitetaan ensiksi kynnelle, sit kostutetaan se taustapaperi esim. märällä sienellä, jonka jälkeen vedetään taustapaperi pois :)
      eli samaan tapaan kuin ne penskana käytetyt feikkitatuoinnit :D

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  2. Ootko koskaan kokeillu niitä kynnestä toiseen meneviä ketjuja? Laitetaankohan ne jollain kynsiporalla? Kivaa kun päivität taas! Aloin lukea vanhempia postauksia alusta asti kun odottelin uusia :D

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    1. en oo kokeillut! ne ei jotenkaan oo koskaan vaikuttanu mun silmään kovinkaan viehättäviltä... ja aika epäkäytännöllisiltäkin, joten varmaan jossain kuvauksissa toimii, mut ei perus arjessa :D
      kiva että jaksoit odottaa postauksia, täältä niitä tulee taas!<3

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  3. wooow it's unreal **
    dear,,,how long did you do such manicure?

    Thanks for sharing~
    My new post♥

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    1. thank you so much<3
      it took pretty much the whole day to make these... XD

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  4. Tosi hienot kynnet! Mäki oon tosi huono käyttää punaista kynsissä (en ees muista milloin mulla olis viimein ollut punainen kynsilakka), ei oo oikein mun juttu, mutta noihin koristeluihin se sopii tosi hyvin! ^^ Ja houndstooth-printti näyttää myös hienolta, oon siihen harvemmin törmännyt kynsissä.

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    1. kiitos paljon! musta kans sopii näihin hyvin, ja ehkä just siks kun joka kynsi ei oo punainen niin osaan ollakin näiden kanssa :D oon halunnu yhdistää kukonjalkakuosia johonkin jo pitkään kun se on musta hirmu kivan näköstä ja nyt sain toteutettua sen vihdoin!

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  5. love so much this nail art <3 and red suits you so well! (I prefer way more your nail art instead of the Sakurina ones with so many pearls ahahah)

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    1. thank you so much dear!<3
      i guess in this case less was more, i guess XD

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  6. Ihan huikeen mahtavat!! Ei voi kuin ihailla <3

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  7. How sticking decorations on the nails? For what glue?

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    1. i use nailfix nail glue ^^
      but the biggest pieces are easiest to attach to the nail with a blob of clear acrylic.

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    2. You're doing acrylic nails? Not gel? I love your nails :)

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    3. yeah i have changed to acrylic because it's faster to do and doesn't require curing with an UV lamp :) thanks!<3

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  8. I was told by a friend in Korea that red nail polish means you're a whore, lol. I'm having serious doubts about that statement, hahaha xD

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    1. hahah wtf really? XD i need to ask about this from my korean friend :D i'm having some doubts as well since i was with her last week when she bought some red nail polishes... hahaha

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  9. Oih, älyttömän upeat kynnet!♡

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  10. These nails are fantastic and out of this world glam *u* Maybe one day I get to save up for a set and try~! XD

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    1. thank you so much!<3
      yeah these kind of nails are quite pricey if you get them done in a salon XD i could never afford keeping them if i didn't know how to make them myself haha.

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  11. always loved (and missed ��) your nail posts!
    awesome designs and your technique is awesome!! I think I've only rarely seen such accurately positioned and sculptured nails around! Great work!

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    1. haha, great! because i have lots of nail posts coming up XD
      thank you so much<3

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  12. Ihanaa että oot palannu blogin pariin, oli ikävä. ♥
    Muistelinkin nää sun kynnet instassa nähtyäni sitä, kuinka joskus aikoja sitten sanoit että punasia kynsiä et tekis. Mutta on ne kyllä hienot, tykkään myös enemmän sun kuin Sakurinan versiosta.

    - seuraajasi vuodesta 2009

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    1. voi kiitos! ihana kuulla<3
      onneks päätin kuitenkin tehdä punaiset kynnet vastoin mun ennakkoluuloja, koska tuli munkin mielestä hirmu kivat ^^

      ihana että oot jaksanut seurata noinkin pitkään!

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  13. Moikka ja kiva kun oot taas alottanut postauksien kirjottamisen! Taas ihan mahtavat kynnet sulta ja tykkäsin todella tosta tiivistelmästä missä kerroit tarvikeet mitä käytit. Teethän sllasia aina jatkossakin? :)

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    1. kiitos paljon!<3
      aattelin kans että teen jatkossa kynsipostauksiin tollasen tiivistelmän käytetyistä tuotteista :) helpottaa niitä jotka miettii mistä mikäkin tuote on peräisin.

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  14. Nämä punaherukat oli niin upeat, että uskaltauduin itsekin viettämään monet hetket joulun tienoilla punaisissa kynsissä. Ja Rouge Louboutin sai mut viihtymään muutaman päivän ihan yksivärisilläkin, mikä on täysin ennenkuulumatonta :)

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    1. hihii, joo katselinkin että sulla on ollut monet punaiset kynnet tässä :D vaikka nää kynnet onkin kivat niin veikkaan että ei silti tulla hetkeen näkemään punaista mun kynsillä uudestaan...

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  15. I would like to make nail arts like u *-*

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  16. Gosh I have no idea how you can do anything with those on! Don't get me wrong they are really pretty, but I'm currently wearing falsies and picking things up, opening things, writing etc can be really difficult and they are probably 1/4 of the size of these! Love how the dogtooth print is sheer.

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    1. hahah i know what you mean, but wearing falsies feels totally different than wearing gel or acrylics because they feel like your own nails, where as falsies might pop off when you do stuff.
      thanks though!

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  17. Ne ovat kyllä ihania!
    Mutten yhtään ymmärrä miten pystyt pitämään niin pitikiä kynsiä. Eikös tuntuu kummalta kun on niin pitkiä?? Ainakin minun mielestään tuntuisi.

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    1. kiitos!
      musta tuntuisi ihan yhtä oudolta olla lyhyillä kynsillä kun en ole niihin tottunut :)

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