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2015/04/04

I did WHAT to my nails?!


I don't know if anyone paid any attention to my nails in the previous posts, BUT THEY'RE SHORT. I CHOPPED THEM OFF AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LIVE ANYMORE. Okay, I didn't "chop" them off, I used a file and they're not exactly short, but they're short according to my standards.

The reason why I decided to have short(er) nails this time, was because I would've had to file down the length anyway and rebuild them, because they were starting to get crooked (this is something I do every three months, because I want to have my nails straight, so they don't give off a witchy old woman -vibe, being so long and everything).

So I thought, why not try something new while I'm at it? I could do shorter nails without removing everything just yet. And here's what I came up with.

I wanted to try the square shape, because I've never had that before and something about the C-curve fascinates me (but I totally forgot to take pics of that...). Anyway. Good practise, but I think I won't be doing this shape again for a while. I filed off 3cm of my previous length so these feel really short to me, but what makes the most difference, is the shape.

I'm so used to having stilettos and have zero problems dealing with them and the main difference between these two shapes, is that it is so much harder to focus my touches with these! Because stilettos are pointy, you have one tiny "sharp" area you use when touching things, these on the other hand, have a much larger "touching area" or whatever I should call it.

So it makes me feel a bit clumsy at times. Doing my hair feels especially weird, because I use my long nails for combing it, parting my hair and it feels good to be able to touch my scalp. With these I can't and it does feel weird, when you're used to basically having combs and brushes as your hands instead lol. Does that sound weird?

On the upside though, picking up coins from my wallet is faster, but I think that's mostly because of the length, not the shape.



I finally got to use Pay Day! It's sooo pretty and I had to paint my toe nails with it too, haha. So sparkly. The other colors I picked were Look, Don't Tusk, an off-white creme by Color Club and Camelot, a black creme by A England, which has been seen often in this blog before too.

For decorations, I used some water decals, silver nail art tape and studs. I wish I would've had bigger pearls to use, so they would've looked more like this, instead of what ended up on my nails...

For some reason, to me these look like they could be wedding nails... I don't know, what do you think? Too bad I don't have any upcoming weddings to attend!



I don't know if I will return to my usual shape and length yet.. I'm kinda tempted to try an oval shape of this length, with really simple and plain decorations next. I kinda have a vision in my head but we'll see!

The long stilettos are what I'm most comfortable with, but atleast you don't get to say I never try anything new :D



Here's a list of products that I used:
Color Club: Look, Don't Tusk (off-white polish)
F.U.N Lacquer: Pay Day (platinum mirror glitter polish)
A England: Camelot (black polish)
• Blue Sea: silver water decals
Nail art studs
Nail art pearls
• Silver micropearls
Silver nail art tape

16 comments:

  1. En tiedä lukiko jossain, mutta onko nää siis sun omat kynnet...? Jos on omat, niin ai että oon kateellinen tosta kynnen paksuudesta/vahvuudesta. Mulla itellä kun on sellaset, että melkeen nään sen kynnen valkosen alueen läpi. Jos se valkonen alue on ees ½cm ni se on jo pitkä mun kynsissä :D Kuhan ne kasvais ees niin pitkäks... Not to mention mun kynnet on hirveen hauraat :(

    Olis kiva nähdä sellainen postaus, jossa kerrot miten hoidat sun kynsiä jne.

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    1. hahaa, ei sentään :D nää on rakennekynnet akryyleillä. tosin tää malli ja pituus on aika pitkälti sama mitä mun omat kynnet parhaimmillaan oli, ennenkuin innostuin rakennekynsistä.
      kuva vuodelta 2009 täällä.

      mun kynsien hoitoon kuuluu kuuluu huolto, eli kasvurajan täyttö kerran kuussa ja kolmen kuukauden välein kynsien rakentaminen uudestaan (kuten tässä postauksessa mainitsinkin :D) ja sen ohella hoidan lähinnä kynsinauhoja erilaisin öljyin ja työntelen/trimmaan pois ylimääräiset kynsinauhojen roikaleet. en tiiä oisko tästä postaukseksi, kun se ei tosiaan oo luonnonkynsien hoitoa... :/

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  2. Kauniin simppelit kynnet *-* Tykkään, etenkin toi Pay Day on niin herkku <3
    Isommat helmet olis tosiaan näyttäneet paremmilta (ainaki ku kuvittelin tossa kuvassa olleet niihin), mutta hienot noi on noinkin. En osais :D

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    1. kiitti! se on kyllä ihana :D
      pitää varmaan pistää isommat helmet hankintalistalle, koska haluisin joihinkin kynsiin soveltaa tollasia kunnollisia...

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  3. Mä odottelinkin jo kynsipostausta, kun bongasin sun nakit edellisessä postauksessa :). Mulla on nyt jo ikävä sun stilettoja! Nää muuten näyttää ihan morsiuskynsiltä. Ehkä ne on nuo siirtiskynnet, joista tulee äkkiseltään pitsi mieleen. Mä en pääse yli siitä miten kesyt nää on sun kynsiksi! Upeat mutta kesyt <3.

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    1. mäkin syytän noita siirtokuvia hääviboista :D ja tosiaan, ihan liian kesyt mulle mut onneks näitä ei tarvinut tän kauempaa katella.... :)
      kiitos!

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  4. Absolutely LOVE the nail design and colors! Your stiletto nails are still my fav cause that shape is just awesome but this is still really cool.
    You are the nail queen :)

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    1. thank you so much! i prefer the stiletto shape too :)

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  5. Ehkä vähän järkytyin koska silmät on tottuneet niihin upeisiin stilettoihin :D Mutta on nämäkin kivan malliset ja koristelut on ihan nappiin. Look Don´t Tusk on upea lakka, tunnistin ennenkuin luin mikä se on. Ihanat taas kerran <3 F.U.N tuo kivasti blingiä, todella upea lakka!

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    1. jep, vaati kyllä totuttelua näihin niin silmien kuin muodon ja vähän kaiken osalta.. enkä kyllä missään vaiheessa oikeestaan täysin näihin tottunutkaan :D look don't tusk on kyllä tosiaan tunnistettava lakka! oon kans monessa blogissa tunnistanut sen heti lukematta :D niin ihana<3

      pay day on myös upea, mutta jotenkin jäi sellanen fiilis että se olis päässyt enemmän oikeuksiinsa pitkillä kynsillä, hmm... noh, kerkeehän sitä vielä :D

      kiitos<3

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  6. Aivan mielettömän ihana koristelu ja lakkaus<3 Minäkin enemmän näen sulla stiletot, se muoto sopii paremmin siulle :3

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    1. kiitos! jep, stiletit on niin paljon enempi mun juttu :D

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  7. Pay Day kynsilakka on aivan ihana ja noiden kynsien koristeellisuus ja väriyhdistelmät on vain niin täydellisyys. Muhun ei vaan koskaan ikinä iske noi "neliön" malliset kynnet varmaan sen takia, että niiden kanssa eläminen on todella kömpelöä ja rakastan stilettoja. Muuten kyllä ovat siis aivan ihanat, kuten muutki sun kynnet. : D

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    1. joo neliskanttiset on kyllä niin paljon kömpelömmät kuin stiletit, vaikka ekaks saattaisi luulla toisin :D
      pitää kokeilla pay day vielä pitkillä kynsillä, veikkaan että näyttäis niillä vielä paremmalta!
      kiitos! :)

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  8. Really gorgeous nails I need to get mine looking that fabulous :)

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