Saturday, 22 June 2013

Hearty Nails: Primadonna

As it happens, Jrock isn't the only sort of music that gives me ideas for nail art. Since I found Marina & The Diamonds, I've been sort of obsessed (the kind of obsessed where you just can't stop playing her music). I started listening to her from Electra Heart and then worked my way back her discography, to the point of hunting down her demos on YouTube, even.
When I did this design I wasn't really thinking of it, but once it was finished I realized it reminded me a lot of the imagery of Electra Heart, with the pastel colours and the bow on the head.

Marina & The Diamonds Primadonna nail art

This mani used quite some polishes so I'll list them once only, first the base colour then the bling tips (the french line was with Claire's silver 2 way nail art pen/brush, and the bows were acrylic white paint):

Thumb: H&MxHello Kitty Turqouise + Kiko 298
Index: Essence colour & go 86 A Lovely Secret + H&M Urban Spirit
Middle: H&MxHello Kitty Darling Pink + Claire's Anon
Ring: Kiko 356 + Kiko 237
Pinky: Franken + Kiko 274

Marina & The Diamonds

That's Marina, her Diamonds are her fans. Down here is the official music video for Primadonna, which was the first single for the Electra Heart album:

Monday, 17 June 2013

Hearty Nails: Oh Koichi (2)

Continuing the Anid-copies-Koichi series I started on my last post, today I bring you the second installment~
This time it's a free-ish interpretation of the design, with double accent nail, one of which I completely made up. But anyway Koichi kinda likes crowns, so it goes with the theme.

I did the outline in acrylic paint (my own mix for purple, since my only tubes of acrylic are black, white and primary colours). The rest is painted in normal polish, and with a toothpick if I remember correctly, because most days I'm just lazy to get my brushes dirty (because then I have to clean them).

purple hearts with a crown nail art

My hand above, Koichi's hands below. 

The nail polishes I used this time were my own light purple Franken as a base colour, Essence 58 The One and Only for the inside of the heart on the index finger, and Essence 02 Alice Had a Vision-Again (from the Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 collection -what a mouthful) for the decos of the rest of the nails.

Koichi's hearts nail art

Koichi's hearts nail art

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Hearty Nails: Oh Koichi (1)


This Mr. bassist of this band called Mejibray. The pink haired one.
Everytime he posts pictures of his nails on his blog, I always feel like having the same on my nails.
Sometimes I do copy him. Like this time.

cow dalmatian print nail art

Above, my hand; below, Koichi's.

Koichi's cow dalmatian print nail art

The title says (1) because I have more for some other day.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Hearty Nails: Nu goth / Pastel Goth

This is what I go to when I don't know what else to do on my hands. Something with crosses. It's not the best explanation but it is the truth.


Includes an accent nail because I now do accent nails by default. Because having all my nails the same is boring.


Nail polishes used in this design include that black one from NYC, Essence's white tip painter and my 3 favourite pastel colours from Kiko: 389, 356 and 376.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Hearty Nails: AYABIE - Melody

(Read this entry on Tumblr)

These are old…
It’s AYABIE’s Yumehito’s Melody outfit nailified (?)!

AYABIE - Melody

The thumb is the jacket: blingy (although it can’t be seen on the pics) pink with blingy silvery details (look, it haz pocket and all!)
The index finger is the zebra-ish print on the jacket’s hood. And you can’t see it on the pics either, but this one’s matte.
Middle and ring fingers are the double print of the pants. They’re all creme finish colours (and notice that the ring and index fingers use the same colours XD). And yes, that’s a misplaced dot.
And the pinky is also blingy AND marbled, it’s the unicorn vomit tank top. I used too many colours to do a drag marble, and then put a sheer shimmer coat over it.

AYABIE - Melody

And what you can also see in the pics is my copy of the Melody single itself (Type B). Pity that Yume’s whole outfit can’t be seen.
So I added a picture of him so you could see the outfit better:


This is the music video for anyone interested, the B version with the scenes of a movie they participated in: