Sunday, 18 August 2013

Alphabet Nail Art Challenge : J for Japanese

Hello again everyone ! I'm back from my trip away with family in Brittany, worked all day yesterday and I finally got a chance to do my nails again today (I was dying to do them as I hadn't since the last challenge I posted, they'd started peeling) ! Today's theme is Japanese and this is what I came up with :

I started thinking about what I would do for today's theme last week. The "Japanese" theme seemed a bit ambiguous to me, so I did a lot of research and after trolling through pictures of all sorts of writing/kimonos/cherry blossom, and even considering mega-jewelled japanese nail art trends, I eventually settled with the Rising Sun flag !

For this design I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and then using OPI Big Apple Red I made a small dot in the centre of each nail as a reference to draw a bigger circle. From that circle I then painted the lines coming out of it, simple really !

As much as I like the way this nail art design looks, I'm dreading having to remove it tomorrow because of the red nail varnish ! I usually avoid it like the plague for that very reason, I'll just have to put up with it ! I think it would look good with different colours as well - another thing to add to my long list of things to try out !

I'm off to bed now, so I'll see you all again tomorrow with... kittens !


  1. Looks great! I recently found a youtube vid from mod-nails on how to take off polish without staining (well, it's for glitter nail polish, but I use it for blue/red polishes and they don't stain my nail or cuticle at all!) you should go check it out! if you cant find it you can email me ;)

  2. Pretty good effort with the Japanese design. There's no way I could get the thin red stripes right :)

  3. These look amazing, they remind me so much of the Japanese flag. Wish I had the nerves and steady hand to try these.


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