Sunday, 25 September 2016

Quick NOTW: Fox Nails

Hello friends! I'm so excited to share these cute fox nails with you! Since the official transition from summer to autumn a couple of days ago, I decided to welcome it with adorable little foxes. To be quite honest though, I have no idea why foxes are associated with the fall season. Perhaps it's due to how their beautiful orange coloring blends in with the fall colors themselves. I think foxes are such lovely animals, plus, their cobs are simple adorable!
Anyways, due to the level of detail in this design, I asked my boyfriend to take pictures of my nails using his DSLR camera. We (mostly he) fumbled and adjusted a bunch of settings but we had very little success with taking usable pictures. I guess I still have to figure out proper lighting and the right settings for future pictures. I do love how some of the pictures turned out though (see first picture in this post), the pictures taken with the actual camera give my nails sort of a glazed porcelain look that makes the design look even more delicate.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Quick NOTD Update: Gudetama Nails

Hello friends! I am back with yet another NOTD update; this time, featuring my favourite Sanrio character, Gudetama! I love Gudetama, he's so adorable and sleepy all the time. He's such an adorable and relatable little egg.  If you don't know who he is yet, I strongly suggest you check out the short cartoons on youtube, I find them super amusing and they alway make me smile.
This design has been in the back of my mind for ages! Since my discovery of this squishy yellow yolk, I've wanted to related nail art. With me being preoccupied with moving back to school, I decided not to participate in any nart art challenges this month (though I may attempt some once I get more used to my schedule). As I sat down to do my nails the other day, this was the first idea that popped into my head. I also think that it's ironic that I would decide to put this highly unmotivated character on my nails to welcome the first week of school.

Anyways, click read on for some tips and tricks on how to create your own Gudetama inspired nails:

Friday, 2 September 2016

Quick NOTW Update: Back to School Science Nails

Hello friends, and welcome to "back-to-school" season once again! This is a super quick mani update, since I procrastinated (again) and I've left my packing 'til the very last minute. What a great way to kick off the school year, eh? Anyways, instead of doing very generic back to school nails, I wanted to mine to reflect what I'd be doing once I went back to school. 

For this manicure, I decided that a mix and match array of designs would better suit the theme since it allows me to display the various subjects I will be studying throughout the next year. The designs explained are as follows (from left to right):
  • On my index finger, I've painted the double helix structure of DNA
  • My middle finger is a labeled diagram of nerve cells (neurons)m it has little arrows pointing to each part of it 
  • On my ring finger (and thumb) I made little drawings of organic chemical structures on a graph/grid paper background
  • Finally, on my pinky, I have random chemical elements drawn in boxes (as they would be on a periodic table) with their symbol and atomic number
Hopefully, I'll be settled into my new place on campus ASAP and I'll be able to break out my polishes for another design soon, but until then, farewell friends!