Sunday, 10 January 2016

My Gyaru Nail Journey

gyaru nail art revolution

False nails are one of the coolest things when it comes to gyaru; every time I looked at pictures of gyaru back in the day I marvelled at how amazingly over-the-top they were. I am still in awe of their nails even today, and even though I can't wear long nails because of work I still do my best to wear some pretty ones for special occasions.

I'm in the middle of gathering inspo for my next set of nails when I thought: why not show my gyaru nail journey? And here we are. It took me ages to find some pics but I managed! 

All journey's start with a pretty crap beginning, and mine was the crappiest of the crap pile. I was so embarrassed to discover this picture from all of those years ago but... I don't know how I thought this was acceptable back them! They look horrid!

January 2012

February 2012

After that I remember that it was posted on gyaru_secrets and that's when I took the criticism with a locked jaw and worked my butt off to improve. Well, actually, that's a bit of an exaggeration. I didn't make nails for a long time afterwards until 2014 when I decided to pick it up again. I spent more time watching tutorials and experimenting on my own nails before making some again. This is where I actually made most of my nails, and I still wear them from time to time!

pink sparkly gyaru nails
January/February 2014
galaxy nails, galaxy nail art, gyaru nails
October 2014

pink marble nails, nail art, gyaru nails
October 2014
halloween gyaru nails
October 2014

christmas gyaru nails
December 2014
February 2014. Sad story - these nails were destroyed within a day because I just couldn't get them off... Luckily I just recycled the design but with different colours
cute short nail art
July 2015

Halloween 2015 nail art
October 2015
Christmas 2015 nails
December 2015

I am still a bit crap (wow I'm saying that word a lot in this post) when it comes to wearing them. I just can't seem to do anything unless they are super short. But then I remember that short nails can look incredibly cute - check out one of my previous posts where I included pics of short nails {here}. 

The moral of the story? Never give up. Keep on going because you will improve, I assure you! Look at where I started! I am glad that I didn't give up completely after a little bit of criticism, because now I don't have to spend money on a pretty set of nails.

Until next Sunday!

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P.S Thank you so so much to all of those who nominated me in the Gaijin Gyaru Awards! Words can't explain how happy I am~ Click here to vote! ꒰* ॢꈍ◡ꈍ ॢ꒱.*˚‧♡
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