Monday, July 20, 2015

Molang (+ Tutorial!)

I'm revisiting another old design of mine today, this time it's one that you should all be pretty familiar with - my Molang nails! I've been using this design as my display picture across all of the blog's social media for almost a year now and a few weeks ago I got a request on Tumblr to do a tutorial for it!

First off I just want to apologize for the lighting in the pictures - I don't know what happened, they looked fine when I was reviewing the pics, but as soon as I started to edit them the lighting wouldn't cooperate and they were coming out either way too pink or way too yellow. I finally got the pic I was posting on insta to look decent, but when I transferred it from my laptop to my iPhone the colours looked completely different and I had to re-edit it to get the colours back under control. Hopefully the photos all look half decent on your screens!

Moving on, regardless of any photo-editing issues I had, I still absolutely adore this design. It's definitely one of my ultimate favourites (for a few reasons) so I had no problem with wearing it again, even if it was only for about half a day haha!
Aside from the sheer level of cuteness in this design, it's also near and dear to me because of my friend Robin's (aka Roaring Nails) awesome recreation of it that she did for me for my birthday last year! You can check out her recreation here!

In case you're curious, here's the inspiration pics I used for the design (I didn't save them last time I did it so I had to go find them again on Google - why do I do this to myself?? ;-;):

In conclusion, Molang is adorable and you should all recreate this for yourselves so that your nails look just as cute as this bunny!
If recreating this design is something that interests you, you can check out my tutorial on it right here!

I keep having mishaps with my tutorial videos omg. This time around I had finished filming and was reviewing the clips when I realized that I had messed up with the buttons on the camera and hadn't filmed the part where I put the cheeks on the bunny. GROAN. Obviously this is a crucial step in achieving maximum cuteness so I ended up removing the nail and repainting up until the point where I could film the cheeks step. Which is why the bunny's ears look different for a few frames, in case your eagle eyes caught on to that haha!
I really have to take my own advice and review my film before moving onto the next step lol

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this design as much as I do!

Products Used:

Ceramic Glaze - Designer Satin
Coco + Lulu - Macaron
Essie - Blanc
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - Mink Muffs
HK Girl - Topcoat

Skinny Stipe Vinyls from
1.2mm Round Silver Studs (ID 12411) from Born Pretty Store.

The brush I'm using is one that I got from Born Pretty (ID 16677) and trimmed down.

The pencil-looking thing I'm using to place the studs is a wax pencil also from Born Pretty (ID 3975).


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