Rilakkuma Nails

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hi!

Today I tried the most challenging nail art I've tried yet (in my opinion) -- Rilakkuma nails!

My friend suggested these a little while ago. While I don't really know who Rilakkuma is, but he looked cute, so... I mean, bears are always good. Right?

Rilakkuma nails

I started with a base of Sephora by OPI It's Totally Karma, then added the dots on the index and ring with Revlon Spirit. Then I drew the bears with acrylic paint and outlined them in Wet n Wild Black Creme (I didn't have any black acrylic paint!). 

Rilakkuma nails

I would say that they came out better than I expected, but far from perfect. Far from "good", now that I think about it! The facial expressions are just... odd and the heads are a little misshapen. The one on my middle finger looks so disapproving!
Oh, well -- I'll have to give this another try in a couple years when my nail art skills will *hopefully* be much better.

Rilakkuma nails

For reference, here's what Rilakkuma is actually supposed to look like:



Have you ever tried character-themed nails? How did they come out? Facial expressions are just so difficult to do, aren't they?

Lastly, I'm looking for guest posters! I'm not going away or anything, but I think it would be a fun thing to do :) Check out the "Be My Guest" page for more information!

Let me know what you think, and thanks for reading!
Lucy xx

26 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I've been thinking of doing Rilakkuma nails lately. ^^

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    1. Thanks! I'd love to see your version :)

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  2. lol, I really like the disapproving bear! Reminds me of Grumpy Cat :)
    I think you did a pretty good job, far better than I could have done.
    Practice makes perfect. But trying is the most important part.

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    1. Whoo, Grumpy Cat-Bear! Thanks :)

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  3. Noooooo, these are good, great, fantastic!! Your little bears are adorable :)

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  4. wow your nails are growing longer? :D I love your pinky nails. And the design is super cute. I dont know what Rilakkuma is but it look like adorable teddy bear to me haha :D

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    1. Yep, I'm trying but I keep breaking them doing stuff like opening jars, peeling up stickers, etc. Hopefully it'll go better this time :) Thanks!

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  5. These look great and really alike the character! So cute and I love the green polka dot pairing you chose!

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  6. omg this is just divine, one of the cutest manicure ever <3
    one of these days i'm gonna steal the idea ;)

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    1. Thanks! Haha, I'd love to see the results if you do try it! :D

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  7. ohhhh, so cute:)
    I've just saw about half of your blog and it's awesome! LOve your ideas:))

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  8. I love the background colour you chose for this manicure! And Rilakkuma is so adorable! :D Hahah you won't be needing years, just a few more practice XD (and I actually think it turned out good! :) )

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, Rilakkuma definitely is :)

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