Monday, 25 June 2012

Himegyaru mask!!

Since I've been making a lot of nails lately, I thought I should get a dust mask. (To minimise breathing in toxic fumes like nail varnish/acetone etc - also to minimise breathing in dust from filing).

They arrived today but they looked a little dull......... so I deco-d them! Haha

So here is what I did:

I stuck 2 masks together to make the base sturdier

Then I sewed on some pink satin-ish cloth, then white lace on top of that.
Sewed on a few bits of lace as a trim for the edges.
Then stuck on a few cute things!

I really love it! I also ordered a few things from Ebay and I'm so impatient for them to get here! I've ordered some things that will enable me to start making 3d acrylic nails! I've always wanted to make them but never knew what liquid I needed for it, but now I know! I've also ordered a dappen dish and I'm going to deco that too!

I did different eye makeup today, you can't really see it properly but there's a ton of glitter. Pink glitter on the pink, yellow on the yellow and white on the white! I also did a smaller eye shape for a change.

Oh, ignore my eyebrows! I'm trying to grow them back to see what they look like. I haven't had real eyebrows for like 5 years I think! Hahaha >_< I'll shave them off again when they're back........ actually, it will probably be before that since I'm so impatient haha

Wearing my dressing gown since it was cold:

Oh, I forgot to mention the gems! I usually stick a few small gems on my face, but I thought I'd go old-school today and stick big ones, and hearts too:

I'm feeling a little better now by the way - thanks to everyone for the 'get well soon' messages!



Saturday, 23 June 2012

How to re-use empty nail-polishes

.............and some new nails in my shop!

So first I'll show you the new nails:

Pink and Zebra Barbie Nails - £7:

Purple Glitter Zebra Nails - £15:

Simple, sweet nails - £7:

And I also made a shorter version of the double-sided nails here for £14:

I'm waiting for some Monomer to get here and then I can start making acrylic nails! I can't wait, I've wanted to make some for so long, but never knew what I needed to use for it! I'm also waiting for some resin >_<

So, I decided to share a little tip with you! If you use clear nail polish a lot (I do!) then you probably throw away a lot of empty nail polish bottles!:

I love using empty clear nail polish bottles to create new shades of polish! 

Here you can see I used a white and a dark pink to create a barbie pink (I used this pink for the barbie nails):

And here I used a light pink and a beige to create a beige-pink (I used this for the simple nails as shown above):

And here I added a small drop of red to some neon yellow to create this shade of yellow:

The original yellow (left) is luminous, and reminds me of a reflective jacket. It seemed to cheapen any nails I painted with it. I love a summery-yellow shade, like the sun. The original yellow was far too neon.

I'm so impatient! I really can't wait for the monomer to get here! >_< Here's my nail-creating centre haha:

So now I'll answer a couple more questions from my Tumblr ask box! If you have a question feel free to send them here:

Q) When is your collab channel airing?
A) This has been asked a lot and I'm sorry to have to say........ it won't be airing. It turns out there's already a channel that's just like the one I was creating, it actually sounds better than mine! Actually, it should be aired now, so go watch it! It's GyaruPopTv and was created by Shaka! I haven't seen it yet, so I can't link it but I'm sure you can just search for it.

Q) When will your next video be?
A) I've been ill pretty much since the GGA, I'm recovering now so I'm hoping to make another video soon. I'm not sure what video to make though! I'd love to make a short film, but can't think of a story that would be do-able! Haha

Q) Where do you buy your wigs?
A) I buy pretty much all my wigs from Ebay, not from any specific seller, I just search Ebay a lot!

Q) Why won't you add me on Facebook/Why did you delete me on Facebook?

A) Unfortunately I'm at my friend limit..... I'm actually like 800 people over it, no idea how that happened! But I've been at the limit for like 2 years now, I can add people once in a while if my friend count goes down a little, I have a lot of requests waiting. If Facebook lifts the limit I will add everyone.

In answer to the question 'Why did you delete me?': I delete almost everyone who posts junk on my wall or doesn't reply to a message from me. I VERY rarely message anyone, so if I take the time to message you and you don't reply I'll probably delete you, why are you on my friends list if you won't reply to a message, anyway?! As for posting junk on my wall, I mean things like 'Farmville' or 'Check out my band!' or 'Vote for me in this contest'! It also counts for sending me messages with things like that, most people who message me asking for votes etc get deleted. The only exceptions are if I recognize the person and don't want to delete them. 

This may seem a little harsh but I want to be able to answer and read messages that are sent to me without junk mail clogging up my inbox and I like to keep my wall tidy. If I didn't delete these people I would miss a lot of messages that are sent to me! I love getting messages or comments on my wall, as long as they're not junk!

That's a very asked question, so I'm happy to have finally answered it here!

So yep, feel free to send any questions! Also, any ideas for videos or nails are always welcome! 

Bye bye! <3

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

New products in my shop and FAQ

So today I listed a few more products, here they are:

I made a sparkly pink and purple set of nails, they're listed at £15:

I also made a colourful zebra set, they seem quite popular in Japanese nail salons. They're not really my type of nail but I thought I'd make them anyway since lots of other people like them! They're listed at £15:

I've also decided to sell a few cabochons. I'll be slowly expanding the stock, so if you're interested, keep checking back.

Here is a listing for 5 cameo cabochons for £1:

2 Butterfly Cabochons £1:

Please tell me any suggestions or requests for nails I can design!

So now I'll answer a few more questions from my Tumble inbox!

Q) How are the nails re-usable?
A) You can use double-sided nail tape. They're quite delicate but as long as you wear them decoratively (by which I mean 'not doing many manual things like washing the dishes or building a boat' etc) ...... anyway, as long as you're careful they should be fine. When I wear them for an occasion, I take them off in the car ride back home. However, when I wear a set consecutively, the parts will gradually fall off etc. You can always just stick them back on. I always carry around my nail glue and, when a part falls off, I just stick it back on. 

Q) Why don't you have any friends and who did you have before Neton?
A) I get asked this a lot, I'm not going into too much detail though. Basically, I just don't want friends. Before Neton I didn't have anyone, well apart from Brodie (my best friend - but she's not human, she's a border collie!). Anyway, I did everything on my own or with her. I still went to nightclubs and different places but I just did all those things on my own. I'm actually really lucky to be alive, people I knew back then keep telling me they thought I wad dead when they see me - hahaha charming! >_< 

Ah, I think I'm starting to feel a tiny bit better now, I think I mentioned I was ill again in my last post.

I feel like I have more to say..... oh well! You probably know how bad my memory is by now! <3

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Shop Open!

I just opened my shop, finally!

I opened it on Etsy, I didn't even know what 'Etsy' was until recently, but a lot of people suggested I open my shop on there.

Let me know what you think?


Monday, 11 June 2012

Recent buys and lots of nails

So, as you may know, I've been addicted to making nails lately!

So, here are a few I've been making:

Hm.... So, I think I'll start with this blue set:

I've never made a blue set before. Obviously, I'm usually obsessed with pink so if I make a set of 1 colour, it's gonna be pink!

I really like them though, I like the stripy one and the silver one that's covered in mirrors. I wish you could see them in real life, they're so shiny!

Next I'll show you another blue set, but these were made to match a new dress I bought for cheap on Ebay:

I made the nails to go with the dress when I wear it, I can't wait to wear them both together! I hope I get better soon >_< 

Here you can see them on the dress fabric. The blue and leopard print is separated by chains, just like on the cloth. I tried my best to match the blue shade to the dress.

Next I'll show you my first attempt at 'Ora ora' nails! I've never used red before....... I used to hate the colour, but I'm forcing myself to use it now. It's actually quite a nice colour!:

I tried to do a checked design on the thumb, but it's a little wonky! Then I used sanskrit to create a signature 'Ora ora' look!

Next are some new pink Himegyaru nails:

I just love using pink glitter so much, but I'm never satisfied with the end result..... I just want them to be pure pink, sparkly goodness! Haha

Now for another set:

I just went for a simple pink and gold design with these. A very minimal, 5 minute nail set.

As I said in my previous post, I've fallen in love with using fabric for nail art (There's a finished set in the previous post) 

Here's some I made today with some pink and gold fabric:

I seriously love these so much. I want to finish them but I don't know what to do....... what do you think?

I don't want to hide to prettiness of the pattern with big gems etc, but I don't want to leave them blank....... hm.......

Ooooh, next is one of my favourite fabric nails I've made so far:

It's a very shiny purple fabric. It looks almost like snakeskin, and it's kind of two-tone. I seriously love it!

Next is a shiny pink cloth:

Apart from, it doesn't look shiny because the uv gel needed to be evened out by filing and I think it scuffed the fabric a little or something. It kind of looks like pink demin though, so I still kind of like these.

And, lastly, are my least favourite:

It's actually the same cloth as the above set, just a darker shade of pink. It doesn't look pink in the photos though, it looks sort of red =/

So, they were some of the nails I've been making recently!

Last week a few things arrived from Ebay!

First is this awesome nail ring:

It's so cool, but it's a little big =[ I'll still find a way to wear it though >_<

Secondly is this moustache ring:

Pink Zebra ring:

Oh and this morning my new sports bra arrived! I lost my old one so I've been waiting for this for so long >_< I might deco it haha

And Neton brought me back some new nail files today, since I've used all my others up on all the nails I've been making! >_<

I'm sure there was something else I wanted to say................... I always seem to end my posts like this these days! Hahaha <3

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Matching nails OOTD and birthday party

So on Friday it was Netons little brothers birthday party! He turned 5! 

Here is what I wore:

I just wore the usual. I really miss my leopard print scarf >_< I can't find another one like it! I can't believe I lost it!

I decided to try making matching nails to the dress, I made them only a few hours before we set off haha

I used some left over cloth from the dress as the base for the nails, then applied uv nail gel over the top of it.

Then on other nails I did leopard print (to match my sleeves) and gold (I wore gold shoes)

I really love these nails, I've become obsessed with using fabric for nail bases now - I've made a few other bases with different fabric that's been laying around

I really love this new ring too:

You can see more how the nails match the dress fabric in this photo

We were late arriving to the party and decided to take some photos outside before it got too dark:

Then Netons mum opened the door hahaha:

She's the nicest person I know, she reminds me of Ron Weasleys mum

I did very simple makeup, I haven't done my eyeliner so thin for a long time!

After I finished my makeup, I don't know why I decided to take a photo, I think I just thought my hair looked funny:

Now for a few tumblr questions!:

Q) What country do you find the strangest and why?

A) Hm..... I think it has to be the USA. I just relate to Americans the least out of everyone, I think. I don't know if it's just me and how I was raised. It's not necessarily a bad thing, like the families seem so close, the children actually have a say in how they're raised and get hugs and stuff. I don't think that's just America though because Netons family all hug each other - they hug me too! The first time his mum hugged me I didn't know what to do and just felt so awkward! Hahahaha I've never really hugged before. Hm.... seems like I can't explain the American thing. I just can't relate to America, they seem very closed off from the rest of the world, obviously not every American, but in general. I guess I don't really know much about America though!

Q) What is the thing on your forehead called?
A) I get asked this a lot, it depends which photo you're referring to. Bindis seem popular, I usually wear 'tikka'

Q) Have you done a nail or beauty course?

A) Nope, I've never had any lessons on anything like that. I'm self taught in almost every skill I have (Beauty related and otherwise)

Don't forget, I can't answer questions on Tumblr anymore, but I will answer some of them here instead!

Ah, I'm ridiculously ill now. I couldn't sleep last night but could sleep for a while in the day - luckily, I have an amazing boyfriend who looks after me! >_< <3