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Hi and welcome! This is Black Saliva, a style focused blog written by Viivi Vanessa R.

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2015/05/05

NEW NAILS: forget me not


Aaaaah, I feel so much more like myself after getting the long nails back. I kinda ditched the idea of doing another short set in oval shape (that I was talking about in my previous nail post), because the longer I had to live with the short nails, the more I missed my long stilettos. Maybe I'll do the short oval nails the next time I have to start from scratch.

As usual, I didn't have any specific plans when I started to do these nails, I just knew I had to have something blue in them. I was pondering between 5 different blue shades, but decided to go with Forget Me Not by Picture Polish!



This is the blue polish I used for these nails! I love the small holographic shimmer in it and the quality is just amazing. I used 3 thin coats to get opaque finish.



I was actually planning to do water marbling with these nails at first, but I have a huge trauma from 2008 when I first tried it and only managed to make a huge mess.  I haven't tried water marbling since then :--D For some twisted reason I came to the conclusion that these very detailed graphics would be easier to paint by hand, than attempt to do water marbling so I went with that idea.

Well, I guess I nailed it pretty well, but it made me feel a bit silly, because water marbling should be much easier to do, right? :'D I promise I'll try to overcome my fear and try it at some point during this year! My skills have radically improved since 7 years ago, so it should be easier now... atleast in theory.



The black and white nails weren't that hard to make actually, because if you don't get it right the first time, the white lines are easy to fix with another art liner in black until you're satisfied with the result.

Ofcourse you need to have a steady hand when painting them, but that much is obvious :)



I'm really happy with the result! I liked the overly blinged nails I had during last Christmas, so I did two similar nails in this set also and decorated the other nails with similar colors.

It might not be noticeable in these pics, but these nails are still a bit shorter than what I've had before, so it's okay if they grow a bit between the monthly fix ups.

I also tried to make them a bit thinner than before and put less mass on the stress point, in order to make them look more slender. It's funny because you yourself get kind of "blind" to this kind of things and don't notice them as easily. Anyhow, I can see the difference now that I actually made the shape a bit thinner.


matching #nails make me happy!💅🏻💙

Kuva, jonka VIIVI V▲NESS▲ R. (@kisumaikuchuuru) julkaisi


I liked the blue polish so much I painted my toe nails with it too! The toes got silver studs instead of gold though. I wish I can start wearing sandals soon and show off my toe nails as well :D


{…~♪。#nails

Kuva, jonka 恋一 (@appetizing_pig) julkaisi


What inspired me to do the black and white designs on my nails, were these nails that Koichi (who is a bassist from one of my favourite bands, MEJIBRAY) had a while back! Obviously I had to improvise a bit because my nails are so much longer, but you get the point :D

I like Koichi's style a lot in general and I think it's awesome how a man can have such cool nails all the time haha.

On other note, would you be interested in a post about my sources for nail inspiration? I follow a ton of nail accounts on Instagram and I was thinking I could share some of my favourites here if you like!


Here's a list of products that I used:
Picture Polish: Forget Me Not (blue polish)
A England: Camelot (black polish)
• Art Club Liner: NA1 (white)
• Art Club Liner: NA2 (black)
• Nail art studs: wheel1, wheel2, golden spikes
• Nail art pearls in different sizes
Swarovski in different sizes
• Odyssey Nail Systems: 8mm V-shape crystals
Square black charms
• Konad: golden ball deco chain

17 comments:

  1. These nails are so beautiful! I wanted to ask you though, how do you make them like this? Are they your real nails? O.O Could you maybe do a tutorial? I really want to start making my own nails as well!

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    1. thank you! and no, they're acrylic :'D no way my own nails would ever grow in this shape haha. i'm not going to make a tutorial about nail sculpting, since it would be wayyy too much work and i don't wanna take the responsibility if someone manages to ruin their own nails because of my tutorial :D
      check out youtube, there's a plenty of tutorials for nails ^^ but the best way to learn is by taking an actual course ofc.

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  2. Mielettömän upeat kynnet! Ei näitä voi kuin jäädä tuijottelemaan ja tutkimaan, kun koko ajan löytyy uutta ihanaa :). Näissä yhdistyy mun kaksi heikkoutta eli art deco ja forget me not -lakka. Nää on ehkä sun upeimmat kynnet, ever <3. Paitsi tietty seuraavat on taas upeammat, kuten odottaa saattaa.

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    1. kiitti!! joo näissä on kyl aika paljon yksityiskohtia, mut hyvä niin :D jaksaapahan tuijotella kuukauden päivät kyllästymättä.
      mulla on itseasiassa hirveet paineet aina uusien kynsien tekemisen suhteen, koska haluisin aina ylittää itteni mut... rima nousee aika kovaa vauhtia XD

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  3. Waau, taas niin ihanat kynnet ^_^
    Kynsi-inspiraatio postaus vois olla kyl mielenkiintoinen. Sais ittekki jotain ideoita, tällä hetkellä ainakin mua vaivaa inspiraatio- ja ideaköyhyys :D

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    1. kiitos :)
      joo taidan pistää kynsi-inspispostauksen listalle siis! kiva jos siitä olis hyötyä jollekin :D

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  4. Yes!! Definitely would love for you to make a list of where/who you take your nail inspiration from!!


    Super love these nails as usual, love the blue! I think my next set will have blue too :-D

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    1. i love different blues and purples on nails, they're definitely my favourites :D
      i'll be making that inspiration post soon then ˆˆ

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  5. Nää kynnet on kyllä niin ihanat! *__* <3 Mä oon aina miettinyt et mistä ihmeestä sä keksit kaikki sun mahtavat ideat kaikkiin kuvioihin sun muihin, joten kannatan ehdottomasti tota kynsi-inspispostausta! :D Vois ehkä itekin saada jotain idean tynkää jossain vaiheessa.

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    1. osa tulee omasta päästä, mut aika paljon myös sovellan muiden ideoita XD yleensä kuitenkin sillein ettei niitä välttämättä tunnista, koska en tykkää tehä täysiä kopioita jonkun muun designeista. yleensä XD
      kiitti!

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  6. Ei vitsi miten ihana sininen! Tykkään ihan tosi paljon ja istuu muuhun koristeluun hyvin :)

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    1. joo tää on kyl ihana! kiitos paljon :)

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  7. Mulla on vaan mielessä että miten ihmeessä pystyt tekemään käsilläsi mitään? :D Ihan jo pelkästään tarttumaan esineisiin, tekemään voileipiä, kirjoittamaan kännykällä yms. : D

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  8. Kas, oletkin tehnyt videon aiheesta. Kiitos ja näkemiin, ei muuta kysyttävää! : D

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    1. haha, hyvä että löysit sen videon :'D

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  9. I'm always in love with your wonderful nail arts *___*

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