Matsuri Nails 06/07/2011
We had a festival to go to so I did some nail designs to match the yukatas of my friends and I! I did a colored french and added a stripe to spice things up and little flower/dot accents on the thumbs. Added a bit to a plain pedi as well.
The design I painted on fake nails for one friend; orange french tips with a black spray.
Another friend; blue angled french tips, with white and red stripe accents and some extra sparkle spray on the thumbs.
Pastel French 05/27/2011
This is an excellent look for those who find it hard to free-hand the straight line required for a traditional French manicure. I personally find it much easier to paint an angled line, it makes it much less noticeable if your line isn’t perfectly straight, or if the angles aren’t all quite the same. I started with the black tips and once I got them close to the right shape I took a thin brush with silver sparkles to neaten up the edge of the black. While the silver polish was wet I pressed a jewel at the point of the V, then slicked on a clear coat to seal it all in!
Sunburst French w/Accents 05/05/2011
Here in Japan there are several holidays grouped together, officially May 3, 4, 5, but we took the whole week to do some traveling. The night before we left for Kyoto I didn’t sleep. XD First it was because I had to pack, but after that I decided that since I had to get up so early it wasn’t worth trying to get to sleep; the sun was already starting to rise! So, of course I did my nails! I barely finished them before it was time to go, and the polish was still a bit wet when I took the pictures on the bus. XD Oh well, they only got a little messed up.