I’ve finally been able to purchase some false nails and what better than a set of Sailor Moon ones? My outfit itself for Hyper Japan wasn’t particularly exciting so I wanted to jazz it up with accessories, and as soon as I saw it on Lhouraii’s instagram I knew I had to get it. I always feel more gyaru when wearing nails, especially if they’re long and pretty!
Unfortunately I am terrible with false nails so I only wear them for special occasions, and I haven’t had the time to design my own nails lately. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Lhouraii’s nails and a couple of my friend’s have purchased from her before so I thought I’d give it a try. Luckily she offers both long and short versions – all I had to do was send her a little message and she sorted it all out for me.
Yep, this week I’m going to be talking about gyaru nails (well, gyaru nail art). I realised that I buy way too many clothes and don’t really think about the small things that really make the outfit pop, and one of them is (or is it ‘are’?) the nails! I only have a few sets and I really want to start making some for myself. So I had a browse on Tumblr/Pinterest and gathered a few of my favourites.
I know it’s going to take me a while to actually get good at doing nails but I might as well look for inspiration! I’m going to split it into two sections – Dramatic & Short – because I can’t really wear false nails at work. I’ve also included some neat tutorials too at the bottom!
Not too sure if you noticed but in my last post I was wearing some pretty false nails! It was my first time wearing nails properly, and wow the amount of things that I couldn’t do like getting money of my purse was endless! I got used to it at the end of the day, and they were so pretty that I refused to take them off until the day was over.
These babies were done by Laura of 8th Sin Creations. I was basically looking around for someone to design me a set of nails for my outfit for expo, and she was recommended to me. I’m happy to say that it was successful because she always kept me updated on my process and produced the most beautiful nail designs I could ever want! It wasn’t too overloaded with gems which was great, because I’d feel so bad if they all fell off haha.
They didn’t take too long to do at all as I received them well before the event, and I was dying to try them out as soon as possible but I knew I wouldn’t be able to do any uni work with them on!
They’re so sparkly and beautiful and *flails*
Here’s a video from my Instagram of the nails and the box they came in!
I hope the video works okay! First time embedding one on here…
Unfortunately some of the roses fell off afterwards but that was to be expected! All of the other gems were fixed nicely.
These nails were absolutely perfect for the event! Laura is great at making them and is full of ideas, as she provided me several sketches to choose from. She makes them nice and quickly too, for a really good price. I’d totally recommend her.
Oui c’est moi, Lizzie, back from her much-deserved break! Eurgh I seriously needed it as the past few weeks have been crazy! I’m so excited to be back not wearing makeup to uni and doing lots of work… Not.
Anyways, today’s post is about my time at MCM Expo! I was working with my bby Pixie at her Pixie Bunny stall and I had so much fun! I met loads of new people despite working behind the stall, and took part in the fashion show representing Agejo-gal. I was so nervous though, so when it was my turn to walk down the ‘catwalk’ I rushed my poses so I could hurry away. How embarrassing ><” Luckily I worked alongside Jada and Rosanna, or I would’ve died in embarrassment.
Here’s me and my lovely Pixie <3
I was also working right behind Charli and Dom who were working at the hentai store and omg she’s got such amazing boobs *_* People couldn’t stop staring at her, and I joked that she’s the reason why they had so many customers hahahaha.
Oh and something really amazing happened. I was serving one of our customers and she looked up at me and exclaimed, “Oh!” I got a bit worried until she asked if I ran a blog called mysticthorn, and told me she was one of my readers >///< I was so happy! It’s such an amazing feeling, and the cutie even asked if she could have a photo so here’s me and her!
Seriously I’ve had the laziest weekend ever. I spent most of my time in my pjs on thurs after our school trip, and was feeling great until-
Well, until I got ill.
It’s sod’s law that I’d get ill on my only weekend off from doing any project work, and I was not happy. Yesterday I spent the whole day in bed watching The Little Mermaid (no joke) and sleeping. I haven’t felt this crappy in ages ;_; Today isn’t any better, but at least I made the effort to get out of bed, and because I got so fed up with just lazying about and sleeping that I dolled up!
I wasn’t pleased with my photos, so I got really lazy (again) until around now I decided to just take one photo to at least put up on my blog. Annoying thing is that my only good photo (how depressing) doesn’t even show my “real” coord -_- So annoying how you get a good photo like, 7 hours after you’ve dolled up and most of your makeup has come off >_>
Was inspired by Kanako Kawabata’s coord that she posted aaaages ago, just found it on my tumblr while I was looking for some inspiration 😛
Jacket from random store, Forever21 sweater,
BHS necklace, H&M skirt, Select tights, New Look boots
Tbh what really annoyed me was that my sweater was quite baggy, which made me look… Well, it didn’t really flatter me ;_; Think it’s ’cause of all of the layers I’m wearing ’cause it’s so bloody cold over here >_<” Had to wear like two layers of tights and some socks D: Crazy times. I didn’t even go out of the house >_<”
I did my nails too! Actually, I did two sets ’cause I was that bored lololol. They’re both a hell of a lot shorter than my first failed attempt and I can actually type with them! o_O They’re really simple ’cause I’m not that great at nails >_<”
Also, I bought a really cute MA*RS set off the lovely Emilie! I love it <3 Unfortunately I haven’t got any shoes… And it’s too cold to wear it ;_; But will definitely wear it in the spring! (If it ever comes OTL).
Wow it’s such an amazing feeling to doll up after what seems a very long time… Hopefully my eye won’t be messed up tomorrow morning. Hopefully.
I decided to try out Agejo ’cause Stef bought me this beautiful Golds Infinity top for Xmas, and I just HAD to wear it (even though it’s too cold lololol). I also quite recently bought a wig, so it was perfect for this theme! ^^
I used this photo of Sakurina as a reference for the makeup:
And here are my photos! ^^
Jewerich no.2 are currently my fave lashes! *_*
Golds Infinity top, Reveal shorts,
Peacocks socks, Dorothy Perkins heels.
I also bought this hat that I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for! ^^
My last part of my Xmas pressie from Stef arrived in the post yesterday! I was so happy to receive it ^3^ I was worried that I wouldn’t be in when it arrived, but as soon as I told Stef my worries I heard the door go!
So I just had to do something with them, and voila! My first set of nails decorated by myself ^^ The only problem was that they were too long for me, so I took them off a couple of hours later ;_;
I also forgot to blog about this before but I bought a beautiful Jesus Diamante top from Sui Princess around October! (I’m so sorry that I haven’t wrote about it before, Sui, I thought I had ;_; <3)
I really want to try out Hime one day, so buying the top was my first step towards it ^^ I still have yet to get all of the clothing and head gear… But at least I’ve got something! ^^ <3
I’m so happy with it, and it fits wonderfully! ^^ <3 She’s so sweet, she even included some earrings and beads as gifts! ^^
Anyways, I guess that that’s it for now! Sorry for all of the photos~ Tehe ^^
This was the first time that I’ve ever purchased false nails, and I have to say that it worked out quite well. I commissioned Eri to do me a set of false nails to match with one of my outfits and she was more than happy to take my offer ^^ C’est le premier temps ce que j’ai des faux ongles, et je dois dire qu’ils sont beaux ! J’ai demandé à Eri de faire mes faux ongles pour que je puisse les habiller avec ma tenue ^^
Came wrapped in a lil’ plastic case inside an envelope ~
Also included a card! ~
And nail glue! n_n
The final result~
It took only a couple of hours after seeing my photo for her to draw up some designs onto her computer, and it was so hard for me to choose because I really liked all of them! I finally settled for these pink & black chequered ones because I felt they would go with my outfit best. I was very surprised how quick she managed to draw up some really good designs~
Time taken to do the nails ♥♥♥♥♥
Almost as soon as I decided on the design she worked on the nails, and finished them during the next day! Wow!
Because I had some paypal problems it was just over a week until I received the nails, but she sent the nails the day after she received the payment. I then received the nails 4 days later (because of the bank holiday)
They were placed in a bubble-wrapped envelope as long as a little plastic case to keep them intact. She was very sweet and included a card and nail glue as well! So cute <3
Okay so there was a slight problem with the width of the nails as some of them were too wide for me. I quickly messaged Eri about this and she suggested filing them down of which I did~ I think they were too wide because I had measured them incorrectly as the pinky, thumb and fourth finger were fine. Unfortunately I only realised this after she made them -_-”
Although there was a slight mishap with the sizing of the nails everything else went perfectly smoothly! I’d definitely recommend her to you all because she charges a very good price as well 🙂 Please contact Eri if you would like to commission her for a set~
Le processus de faire ces faux ongles a été très vite après elle a vu ma tenue, et c’était très dur pour moi de choisir un dessin parce qu’ils sont tous beaux ! Finalement, j’ai décidé d’avoir ces rose et noirs (chequered ?) parce que je me sens plus mieux avec ce dessin. Je suis très étonné car Eri a attiré ces dessins et a fait les faux ongles très vite aussi ^^ Elle a fini le lendemain ! ^^ Ils sont tous échappé parfaitement (elle est trop mignonne d’inclure une carte aussi) mais il y avait un problème avec les tailles parce que quelques faux ongles sont trop grand. Alors, j’ai du les faire plus petits.
Même s’il y a un petit problème avec les tailles des faux ongles, je pense qu’Eri était magnifique avec eux ! J’adore ces faux ongles par elle <3