Monday, January 11, 2010

yee yee, Rachel is nervous..

about tomorrow's industry training.. :{ (which is few more hours later.. :p) hope everything's fine and i will be likable.. XP

No mani to show today, cause i've been a 'babysitter' of my 2 siblings today, haha..
Planned to watch Avatar 3D but all show time's tickets went out like wind~ T.T
Fail for movie, so we went to have lunch and accompany brother and sister to play bowling, and that only i realise bowling is fun, haha...

Will update soon after i came back from working tomorrow night, see ya~ :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nails By Rachel #3 The purple powerpuff~ ^^

It's not really my style even my sister told me few times, but it's still my creation and must be someone's cup of tea so why not share this with them?? ^^

A bad habit of mine -- i can't stand on looking back my old creation, i feel so embarrass i think it's not good anymore and wanna makeover for each of them~
Thus, i can guarantee most some of Nails By Rachel series that is coming up will be modified.

Ok ok, back to the nails today, it's like those black & pink girly one, but added bit of gold, well as one of my signature style, haha..
Oh and, i'm running out of fakies, so i did it on my nails.. :)

Ingredient of purple powerpuff girl is slightly different from Blossom Bubbles and Buttercup~ :p

Elianto divine gold 03
Elianto twillight zone40
QY-no-brand polish in White
glitter powder
dotting tool

And this~ is the original one, haha...

Step 1 to make purple powerpuff~~
black polish as base...

To make the purple red sparkle more shiny, add a layer of white polish before it..

Break time~~
Banana boat with scopesssssss of chocolate ice cream and you cover it with 2bananas corn flakes and Milo powder ( cocoa powder but sweet one) on top till you can't even see the main cast ice cream and yum~~~ ^^v

half an hour later back to work~
apply 1 coat of top coat on the love again, then you sparkle the glitter on it and clean the excess..

Then you outline it with beads..

I swear i will not buy cheap nail stuff anymore!
(well except for nail polish perhaps :p)
the beads is in purple but straight after i sweep top coat on it, the color just goes off and only left silver color, rrghh.......

Then i dot 2 straight line with gold on each nails.
Clearly you can see i forgot to take photo of it again.. :p

For pinky and thumb i just dot the gold...
the loves are in different position if you notice from the beginning till the end, because i can't stand of the unequal-ness of the white polish on black base, so i remove all of them and redraw and luckily it came out better if not i swear i will definitely remove and draw remove and draw! == can't stand on imperfection more and more now.. ><

Edited by Rachel for just some childhood memories~ ^^v

Ok, till then.. i'm going out with some old school friends tomorrow for gathering so you might not see new post up.. maybe late in night again k.. hehe...
Sweet sweet night to Rachel and Good good Morning to the other side of me~ ^^/

Friday, January 8, 2010


Just wanna share some of my cute little kitty's daily shoot to you all~ ^^



3~~~ ^^ and she's still out there, haha.. :p

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nails By Rachel #2 Bridal french

Today we are going to create a simple yet elegant 'look' which is very suitable for wedding.. ^^v Oh Rachel loves white white white~~~

Recipe for this design:
QY-no-brand polish in White
The Face Shop Nail Pleasure PK101
Silver beads
dotting tool

Let's start^^

This is an optional step.
Apply the pink polish on the entire nail as a base, you may just leave it bare to show your natural nail's pink..
(yala, my hand itchy wanna add something else in, lolx..)

You need 2 coats to get the application even and get the bottle color..

Next, the fun part, heahea..
hand draw the french with any white polish of your choice.
you start from 1 side and you just drag the brush upward to make one side french, then you repeat on the other side, and you smooth it out on the middle and the side if it is needed..
I don't think i can show you exactly how-to french because it will eat my time of creating the smooth french by taking photo at the same time. :p
Maybe next time k? hehe...

Then, the easy one.. ^^

Here's where you can fix your french if you are not able to draw a nice bold white line.
you outline the french with silver beads..
You can stop here and finish up with top coat.. :)

Ok now the pattern..
This is my way, you may use yours where you feel easier to achieve the 'bridge' curve/half circle..
You start bead-ing the shape from the middle..

Then you go on on one side of the curve..
And you continue with the other side...

And you're done after sealing the beads with top coats~ Yeay~~~~ ^^v

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Blogs of Nails Nails of blog~

Long time no Blogs~ haha..
Just found out these not long ago and well i know you all already know some of them, but their nail art is really stunning that i have to mention again here..

A Tiny Nail Blog by Olmi
I really love that design of her in this post. @v@

The Kronicles of a Konad-er
And i've very impressed on her latest post! nail full with stones.. T.T i wonder will i be so daring..

Do Not Refreeze by Leanne
Most of the Konad Q&A can be found at here.

Azatoth by Azatoth
Nice nails nice mani nice background..

And finally,
more like a mov!e, less like real life by hitomi^^
We know each other from Poupee girl, and she just had her blog 'built' and you might wanna check her out~ :)

Okay, Specially by Rachel #2 will be up sooooooon~ ^^

HalfSet of Earthy Fishnets~

Frequent updates meaning lesser post after that.. :p I will be posting more within this week because my training is starting next week and i'm not sure whether i will have time for nails, so since i have time and idea now i will try my best to stuck you all for more ideas while waiting for me.. XP ^^

So, i was in front of my lappie this evening and suddenly this idea of doing fishnet Konad appears in my mind. I have few pattern on mind so why not i draw it all in one time? this is why i have different designs on each nails, tehee...

All i used today were:
Elianto 03 Divine Gold
Elianto 13 Burnt Umber
Elianto 40 Twilight Zone
Skin Food Pedicure sparkle 02
(just grab the closest color you have and they will be good together)
Konad m57
Dotting tool

***Ring finger***

I started on my ring finger..
2 coats of shimmery gold as base..

m 57. You use polish remover to erase the image on the stamper to french shape then only you stamp in on your nails..
It's quite nice and you can stop here already but i just wanted to add something for decoration..

drop few dots of black to outline the french, and if you can see it i'm like filling the boxes on the 1st row..
Again, you can stop anywhere you feel your nails are nice enough..

I added the brown/bronze on some boxes for the last step.


This is an easy one..
2 coats of brown/bronze as base..

Then you stamp the whole image with an olive color..
For a more creative one you may go ahead and fill in the boxes from light to dark color to form a gradient checkered.

***index & middle finger***

black base for index finger, and a olive green pointing french on middle finger..
Both are in 2 coats..

(I realise i forgot to take the final picture of my index finger, but i'm sure you can see it on the last picture..)
For middle finger, again you clean the shape of pointed french on the stamper then only you stamp it onto your nails..
It's a failed one as you can see, but for the sake of time ans energy to remove it and taking risk or messing up the base, Rachel can definitely save the day~~~ >:)

See?? lolx..
Just added 2 lines of gold and brown as outline, to repair to spoilt fishnet as well, tehee...

As for index finger, after the black base had dried, you stamp the fishnet and clean it into a oval shape to stamp on the edges near the cuticle as a reverse french.
Then you dot some gold polish as outline...

***Baby thumb***

Again i forgot to take picture of the steps of thumb, but no worries it's a easy one too..
hand draw the french with brown/bronze polish,
clean the image to french shape then only you stamp it (olive color) , and add the line for some glitters...

And deng deng~~~ You can have it as 1 set of nail design, or separate it into 5 sets of nail design.. ^^

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nails by Rachel #1 Red & Gold

Finally i let them up now~~ lolx..
This 'Nails by Rachel' is what i created on fake nails since beginning of last year when i first got fake nails and decided to start the confession to nails, haha..
It's been sticking on my wall and now they are moving here to share with you all for more inspiration and ideas..

I only make 1 of each design, but for the sake of practice and for whoever that is interested to do this nails, i will be re-doing the nail again, as a tutorial..^^

So this is the first design i drew, hope you all like it~ And i think it's suitable for coming Chinese New Year.. :)

This is what we gonna create today~

The Face Shop RD 303
I'm using another dark red as i've gave this color to my aunt..

Second coat..
It's really dark and looks like black with 2 coats on...

With gold flakes, stick it on the tips and make it like a french shape, with the flakes all in sequence..

Then you leave more space in between till the cuticle part..
This creates gradient and 'smudging-like' making this nails look more interesting..

The nail i did before is tend to be gradient in a 'vertical' direction, but the redo one is without any direction if you can notice it..

Top coat the make the flakes stay still, and you're done~ :)

More will be coming up and i promise i will try to update as often as possible, tehee...

Monday, January 4, 2010

This is all i got~ ^^

Well, it's not that complete in types of color, nor in glitter, but these are mine, mine mine mine~~
This is also the first time i arrange all my polishes in sequence and only i know i got so much different tones of colors.. :p

Warm colors~

The purple~ which is actually only 3, haha..
Cause it's not my fav color..

The red~~~ ^^ love those dark one that match well with my skin tone..

The cold color~
Sorry about the messy background, haha..
It's my dining table..

The gold and bronze group~

And the green and turquoise..

The blue to black~

And the beige and pink..

The glitters~

Only have 2 thin tips brush polish, got a silver one but it dried up so throw it away..

The bright one..
white, white, yellow, neon orange and orange orange~ haha...

clear polish with glitters..

Nothing can be done without these babies -- Nail nutrient coat, base coat and top coat~


Well, i haven't figure out any good idea to use these, haha...

Konad~~ ^^

m2, m3, m7
i'm too lazy to capture each plate, so you go to Konad website and check them out.. lolx..

m39, m53, m57

m59, m71

My roses and rhinestones~~ \^^/

Ok now i've finally arrange all in colors, and i feel release, dunno why.. XP
before this i use to arrange them by brand and just feel like something's missing..
So now i can go ahead and type my nail creation one.. tehee..^^/