Aug 2, 2012

Summer Challenge #17 (or Extra) : My own summer tradition

P2 8 in 1 Nail wonder
essence color & go! sure azure (pale blue, 2 coats)
essence color & go! galactic black (shimmery black, 2 coats)
essence color & go! sweet as candy (pale pink, flowers)
essence Ready for Boarding LE via airmail! (blue, flowers)
Golden Rose Nail Art Lacquer 107 (silver line)
essence better than gel nails top sealer

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WHO SAID IT’S THE TIME TO REST!?
Haha, of course me, but I just wanted to share this mani with you; because this was initial planned mani for “recreation”. As it has been changed a bit to “recreate SOMEONE’s mani” from “recreate MY mani”, I decided to follow the modified policy but also I was ready to show MY recreation; which is not really a “recreation”, but very, very typical “summer” for myself.

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So…as I’m Japanese, I have very specific “Japanese summer tradition” which is Yukata (summer casual Kimono). Design of today’s mani is taken from my favorite yukata as I present here;

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I love to wear Yukata at summer because it makes me feel great “summer” rather than any other clothes. Though sadly this summer is too cold for it, there’s no chance to wear it yet; I hope I can get a chance to wear this…or others…pretty soon, otherwise I’ll just miss the summer!! :(

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えーまずは何でこんなどすこいな写真になっていますか自分。この当時でわたくし掛け値無しにダンナの 半 分 の体重だったんですが全ッ然そうは見えないこの悲しさ(´;ω;`)着付けが甘かったんでしょうなー。もっと着慣れないとあきまへんなぁorz
……という愚痴からスタートした今回の一発ですがコレ実は夏チャレ最終日用のネタでした。最終日のテーマは元々「あの(自分の)ネイルをもう一度」いうことだったのですね。でも同じものもう一度やっても楽しくねーじゃん、ということで浴衣モチーフネイルをやって準備していたのですが、終盤になってテーマが「あの(他の人の)ネイルをもう一度」という完全に似て非なるテーマになりまして。それはそれで面白いのでそっちに切り替えたのですが(前回の蟻ネイルですな)、でも浴衣ネイルは浴衣ネイルで出さないというのも勿体無いなーという感じになりまして……結果がこのエキストラ記事で御座います。
朝顔モチーフ、簡単そうに感じていたんですが何の何の物凄い難しいですな!まずぱっと見が花に全然見えんのは何故なんだぜ!って花弁が割れていないからなのですが。あまりに「それっぽくなく」なってしまったので葉やらも追加したんですがどうにも焼け石に水感が否めない……(´;ω;`)でもスクエアフレンチのお陰で和っぽくはなったかなーと。次はもう少し朝顔っぽく仕上げたいところです(`・ω・´)

12 comments:

  1. Uau, I so love, that you did an extra day. :D
    I love your Kimono, but more than that I love your nail design, it looks so amazing. The blue and black look so good togehter.

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    1. Aww thanks!! :D
      At least this blue fit very well with black, I'm pretty happy that I could find this in very "last" stock of old essence polishes!

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  2. It matches perfectly with your yukata! It looks great!

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  3. Beautiful Kimono! And beautiful nails, they match your outfit perfectly!, you keep amazing me with your wonderful nail designs! :) plus hopefully it gets a bit warmer over there so you are able to wear your kimonos :D

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    1. Thanks!!
      It's still not hot enough for it, I can't believe this :( Where's the summer in Germany?? :(((

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  4. That's a very nice yukata! and I love your mani to go with it. Maybe I want a bottle of galactic black after all..!? It's really sad that summer this year is kinda lacking the summery temperatures, but I hope we'll be lucky in August, so you can wear your yukata. I guess you put it on yourself? So far, I failed xD

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    1. Thank you <3 Even I own several Yukata, this one is really my fav! I wore myself but not that hard for me with how-to :D Do you have one?
      AND galactic black; it's worth having at least one bottle, I think it's pretty unique shade ;)

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  5. beautiful mani! my best friend and i are both really into japanese culture, she wants a yakuta of her own too! (:

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    1. Thanks!
      Yukata is getting really cheap nowadays, hope your friend can get one for herself soon :)

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  6. Your yukata is beautiful, and your nails match perfectly! Summer has been horrible here too, cold and wet, it's raining today :(

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    1. Thanks! I really love this one <3
      And hoping the real summer will be back soon for whole europe... :(

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