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I AM WAY TOO PROUD OF MAH NAILS, ERRYBODY.

I couldn't get tickets to a midnight showing. THUS, my amazing nails will be lost on any of the LATE TO THE PARTY MOOKS I see the show with in... EEEEE FOURTEEN HOURS. But I can still share them with YOU, FINE DENIZENS OF THE INTERNET! Please click the photo to take you to my tumblr where you can CLICK AGAIN to see the 1200 pixels wide photo, because that's just how I roll. HEY, YOU SHOULD GET A TUMBLR IF YOU DONT HAVE ONE YET. IT IS LIKE ALL OF THE EYECANDY AND BEMUSEMENT OF FANDOM, SANS THE WANK AND FANFIC. And then come back to LJ for the fic and the people complaining about their days. HURRAH.

Um. So yes. I AM ALMOST TWENTY SEVEN BUT THAT DOESNT KEEP ME FROM BEING THE COOLEST KID IN SCHOOL.

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psmithery
Jul. 15th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Oh god, is this what happens to you when I leave you for a few days? You crazy cat. Don't worry, I'll be back soon. Just hold on for me Mizu, just hold on.
mizufae
Jul. 15th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
Woteva woteva, this has been my plan since BEFORE YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE. No, srsly. I was like "I AM GONNA LEARN HOW TO PAINT MY NAILS FOR HARRY POTTAH" like a YEAR AGO.

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DONT JUDGE ME.
psmithery
Jul. 15th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
>_>

*judges you*

It really can't be helped.
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mizufae
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
:3 thanks!
shampayn
Jul. 15th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
these nails are adorable. i love how you did a different pattern with every house!
mizufae
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
:D Yes that's the point!

I've seen a lot of harry potter nails, and some are CRAZY AMAZING with little pictures on each one and stuff, and some are simpler with just stripes like the ties in the films, but each hogwarts house has an associated heraldic pattern and I'm such a SUCKER for that, and nails are SHAPED LIKE SHIELDS. So I wanted to do what made me happiest, even if they're a little messy.

Originally the thumbs were going to be split four ways like the Hogwarts crest, with a sparkly black H over the top, but as the green and yellow each require OVER FIVE COATS to get the color right, they turned into lumpy messes. This is what I get for buying five of the $1.99 polishes, instead of 1 of the $10.
mabonwitch
Jul. 16th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
THOSE ARE SOME AMAZING NAILS. JUST SAYIN'.
mizufae
Jul. 16th, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)
THANKS!
NOBODY IRL NOTICED THEM; AT LEAST THEY ARE RECORDED FOR POSTERITY~
lemniciate
Jul. 16th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
holy shit that must have taken you so long. AWESOME
mizufae
Jul. 16th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it took me a few hours, but most of that time was waiting for coats to dry.

So Ravenclaw and Gryffindor were fast, because the polishes for those are all fairly opaque?

Ravenclaw:
-Base coat
-Dark blue
-Diagonal MESSY stripe of copper penny brown because I don't have a metallic brown in a small brush
-Careful edging of the stripe with my small brush (and awesomely very opaque) dark blue, and filling in all the little blue parts left showing to match (the first coat of blue was more than anything there to fill in any spots I may have missed with this coat, see)
-Paint over the copper penny brown with my small brush non metallic brown, which is rather transparent so some of the metallic shows through but it's more bronze than coppery
-Top coat

That one's easy. Gryffindor's easier:
-Base coat
-This candy apple red I've got
-2nd coat, ditto
-Glaze of this dark red that's very transparent but dulls my nail down to "scarlet"
-Careful paint of gold checkerboard with small brush gold (I've developed a rather steady hand for this over the past year)
-Top coat

But FRICKING HUFFLEPUFF AND SLYTHERIN, I straight up can't find a good yellow or a good green at ALL. Hufflepuff's yellow is first this warm gold, then like FOUR COATS of this shimmery yellow, then the black stripes (this black is rather transparent so I have to be able to go over the stripes multiple times, which is why I did them straight instead of diagonal like they're generally depicted on crests for hufflepuff) then a coat of a small-brush yellow (also very transparent) which cuts down on some of the shimmer, and finally a top coat. GOOD LORD. Slytherin's EVEN WORSE.

Basically I had a bunch of tv to watch and I would switch between fingers and stuff - while one dried I'd do another coat on another one, and so-on.

Even though the movie's over and all, I don't care, I'm still on a mission to find the actual right colors for this project so each one can be more like 4 layers instead of 10.
lemniciate
Jul. 18th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
Haha, I admire your dedication, mate. Most of my nail varnish collection is green so I might give Slytherin a go!
mizufae
Jul. 18th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
If you find a one-coat fairly opaque emerald green that isn't *too* shiny (I prefer satin finish to pearl, I mean if your nails are green they SHOULD be a bit plasticy looking IMO) please tell me the brand and color!
a_wa
Jul. 17th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
Always the last one to comment
Your nails are amazing.

Haha. Yes; everybody get a tumblr.

Although, *ahem* there is some drama on a certain Seddie fan's tumblr, but we won't get into that.

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY.
mizufae
Jul. 18th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Always the last one to comment
seddie, what even is seddie, i dont even know what you're talking about

Tumblr is fun times because if you don't want to see a person or care about their existence, just don't follow them, and ignore when the people you follow respond to the annoying person, and unfollow those people if they get all worked up about it. Soon enough, you'll have a whittled down list of awesome people on your dashboard and you'll always see something happy-making whenever you log in.
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