Jumat, 22 Mei 2015

Oopsy-Daisy!





Purple Daisy French Nail

Nail Art Tutorial


Hey there pretty ladies!
Yes, it's another nail art tutorial, yipeee..
But as usual I always get carried away and forget to take a picture of a few steps, this bad habit needs to go away >.<

Actually I really wish that I had more nails to paint but unfortunately, in my house, my sister isn't allowed to use nail polish to school and my mom is using gel nail polish done but the professionals which could last for up to 3 weeks, and I don't think she would want me to ruin that since it's quite pricey as well. And I also haven''t been meeting any friends lately. So it's just me and my nails, bohoo..

The theme for this nail art tutorial is purple, I use dark and light purple and give it a little touch of white. The result is quite satisfying actually. I use water color technique to make the petals, which is to put on the lighter color first. This nail art is inspired by daisy flowers, with my very own twist which is to make it look a little bit abstract. I also show how to make a french nail with a tip guide, it's really easy to use though.

Enough with the talking, here is my Oopsy-Daisy nail art tutorial, Have fun!


Here's a list of all the things that I used:

- A paint brush
- A dotting tool
- Etude Play Nail Polish in white
- Etude Top Coat
- Oumaxi Acrylic Paint
- French Nail Tip Guide

 a closer look at the paint brush and dotting tool


Here are the steps:

  1. Put on the nail tip guide just right under the white part of your nails.

 

2. Paint the tip of your nails with white nail polish. I used Etude House Play White Nail Polish.



3. When it dries up, peel of the tip guide.



4.  Then I start painting my nails with the lightest color, which is white, then overlay it with the light purple then do the same thing with the dark purple. I didn't wait for it to dry while doing so so that the color could blend well.

The tips here is just make wavy strokes with your brush and don't be afraid to make mistakes since you can always overlay it with another color but keep it thin so that it look more natural.




5. Add little yellow dots in the center of the flower for a final touch. And there you have your very own Oopsy-Daisy Nail. Don't forget to put on a top coat to make it last longer.



If it gets a little messy, you can clean your cuticle with a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover.






I hope it will be useful, thank you for visiting and have a nice day! :)



Love,


Clara
xx

Kamis, 21 Mei 2015

Origami Girl

Featuring Mannequin Plastic <3


Hey there beautiful readers!
how have your days been?
the weather here in Bali hasn't been that bad for the past few days..
after all it hasn't rain and the sun is always shining brightly.
I do wish all of you are doing just fine..

and I'm finally posting another ootd, yipeee~
but don't get your hopes to high yet since I did this in a hurry and didn't take a lot of pictures.
Anyway the pictures for this ootd were taken by my mom after our Sunday brunch  at the Sisterfields, Seminyak-Bali. To be honest they are not as well prepared as the ones I usually take with my normal PhotographerxFriend, Magga. But I'm already very grateful that my mom doesn't complain being under the sun for a while to taking these pictures :p

To begin with, here are some pictures that I took at Sisterfields.


while waiting for our food...


it's picture time!




 My mom and little bro making funny faces :p


Finally they're here!

Some shoots of my food, yuuumm!

It's a fried chicken sandwich with egg, some mayonnaise and carrots in it with rucola on the side, I can't remember it's name though :p



This is how the cafe looks like from outside, didn't take more pictures because it was so hot and we were starving when we got there. The food was nice and it wasn't pricey. My sandwich cost about 65K without tax & service. They will give you free flow mineral water as soon as you sit on your table.
A tip from me, avoid coming here during lunch time because it's really crowded and you'll have to que. I waited for about 10 minutes before I get a table. I managed to take this picture before I went home since it was already past lunch time so the restaurant we'rent that busy anymore. But I will definitely comeback for this American Style Brunch!

For this ootd I put on a casual and daily look. I literally have no make up on. It's just one of those days where you don't feel like dressing up very much and a good sunglasses is always your best friend.


And all of you are probably wondering what's mannequin plastic, and no, I'm not referring myself as a mannequin xD
Mannequin Plastic is a local brand based in Bandung. They are my current favorite brand because their products are so different, unique and cute altogether and those three are my favorite words to define a style. Trust me you surely will stand out in the crowds when you wear their products!



And all of you are probably wondering  what's mannequin plastic, and no, I'm not referring my self as a mannequin.. xD
Mannequin Plastic is local brand based in Bandung. They are my current favorite brand because their products are so different, unique and cute altogether and those three are my favorite words. Trust me you surely will stand out in the crowds when you wear their products!



And these are my two favorite pieces of mannequin plastic, teddy bear claws tote bag and origami skeleton asymmetrical crop top. I find the tote bag really cute and creepy at the same time, it just gives me such a quirky and awesome impression, I cant describe it, but I just love it!
I feel like it screams RAWR!


And I haven't even mention about the crop top, how much I love the weird and awkward cutting, how it's long in the front and short on the back.

Don't you think that it makes me look like a little petite origami girl? lol.

In this ootd I matched the top up with a leather wrap skirt but I bet it would still go well with a tutu skirt or any other puffy girly skirts, instead it might highlight the asymmetrical top's shape even better. And a normal pair of jeans almost go well with everything so I'm pretty sure that the would make a great combination too, hip hip hurraaayy..!



Sunglasses - Mango
Black Bowler Hat - H&M
Rawr Teddy Bear Tote Bag - Mannequin Plastic
Origami Skeleton Crop Top - Mannequin Plastic 
Black Faux-Leather Wrap Skirt - H&M
Black Rose Sandals - Ipanema 







I hope you enjoy reading this post and have a wonderful day!

Much love,


Clara
xx


Senin, 11 Mei 2015

Pop-Goes-The-Cherries


Black & Red Cherry Themed

Nail Art Tutorial


Hello there, lovely readers!
I'm so sorry for not posting after a while..
umm.. actually you can't consider that as a while, can you?
after a long time ago?
is that fair enough?

well it has been more than 6 months i guess since my last post.
and for my first blog comeback (just made that up :p)
I made my very first nail art tutorial!!
Yipeee..

After being so busy during my first year being a university student in one of the busiest city in Indonesia, Jakarta. I've finally got some free time, well to be honest it's way too much free time and more than I needed. And you're probably wondering why..

The reason is basically because I'm transferring University, and I have to wait all the way until next February for my class to start. My new university would be located in Perth, West Australia and they don't have the same curriculum that we have here in Indonesia. So after being a full time busy student for 6 months, now I'm having a gap year and I could do whatever I've always wanted to do. I can promise you that you will see more of my blog from now on.

I think I have talked more than I should so now let's continue to our main topic, my cherry nail art tutorial, the theme here is basically black & red, two of my favorite color :D This is my first nail art post so I'm apologizing for the lack of professionalism in my post. It's not neat and a little bit unclear, I'm trying my best and I will do better next time, but I do hope that you also enjoy reading this one. So here it goes..

1. First of all, you have to prepare for the materials that you will need.


Here's a list of the materials that I used:

  • Sally Hansen Nail Hardener (as a base coat)
  •  Face Shop Black Nail Polish
  • Etude House Nail Top Coat
  • Oumaxi Acrylic Paint (Green, Red & White)
  • Some Small Size Paint Brush
  • Some Stripping Tape




Here's a description of the paint brushes that I used (left to right)
  • The first one is actually very thin and it can be used for making lines.
  • The second one is not actually a brush since it doesnt have any hair, it has a round metal tip, some may refer to it as a dotting tool, it is used to make dots. 
  • The third one it a flat rectangular shaped brush, it is used to make straight lines.
  • The last one is a brush with a sharp tip, this type of brush really work well for giving final touches and extra detail to your nail but it is not as thin as the first brush.
Tips: You can recycle your old eyeliner brush or even use a toothpick instead if you don't have any paint brushes since in the end they all have the same purpose.


This is a closer look at the  stripping nail stickers. And below is another type of stripping nail, but they both have the same usage.


Okay now let's move on to the next step!

2. Apply a Base Coat. This is an important step to keep your nails strong and healthy. I don't usually use the normal base coat, i prefer to use Nail Hardener or Nail Vitamins. The reason is because they have multiple function. I used Sally Hansen  Nail Hardener this time.


3. Apply your base color and let it dry. While waiting for my nails to dry I usually watch my favorite TV series or Korean Drama for about 15 mins. This prevent me for using my fingers and accidentally ruining my nail polish since I'm a pretty clumsy person and i can't stay put.


 4. Stick some of the stripping tape on your index finger nail. The covered parts of your nail will remain black.


5. Over lap the black paint and the stripping tape with white Nail polish, but since I forgot where did I last put my white nail polish, I am using the Oumaxi White Acrylic Paint with my third brush. If you notice, there are actually some red lines on my index finger nail, you can ignore that because I was trying to make some outlines but it turns out to be better without it so I ended up covering  them up with some more white paint.

6. While waiting for your white paint to dry, make big red dots on your thumb. middle finger, and ring finger using the fourth brush, these dots will be your cherry fruits.


Unfortunately I don't have any pictures for there next few steps since I had so much fun and got carried away. When I realized it, my nails were done and there's no way that I could take some pictures. But I will describe it to you any way as clear as possible.

7. When your white paint on your index finger has dried up. You can pull out the stripping tape. And there you have your black and white index finger. One done four more to go!

8. Next is the green cherry branches. I used Oumaxi Green Acrylic Paint and the third brush for this part. Carefully draw straight lines connected to your cherries to imitate how a real cherry fruit looks like.

9. Using the second brush / a dotting tool / a toothpick make the little white dots with the Oumaxi White Acrylic Paint. Don't forget to give an extra touch on your cherry fruits by adding a little white line, I used the first brush for this step.

10. Lastly, apply top coat when it's all dried up so that your nail art would last longer. I used Etude House  Nail Top Coat for this step. And voila there you have your There-Goes-The-Cherries Nail Art!





Thank you for reading, I hope it will be useful, see you next time!



Love,


Claire
xx