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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Theme Week - Japanese - Pikachu ピカチュウ

Hi everyone! I can't believe its the 4th day of theme week already! Only one left to go now! 

Today I have nail art based on the super cute and super famous Pokémon, more specifically Pikachu (apparently ピカチュウ in japanese) the cutest one of them all! He is the mascot of sorts of the franchise and has become an icon of Japanese culture. 

My brother and I used to have Pokémon cards as did what seems like every other kid of our generation. Did you collect them too? 

Theme Week - Japanese - Pikachu

For this manicure I started out with 2 coats of Kiko True Red 445. This shade is from the new Limited Edition Satin set which contains 8 polishes with a micro-pearl shimmer finish. Formula and application were great, as I have pretty much become used to with Kiko polishes. After testing True Red, I can't wait to wear the others! 

For my Pikachu nail art design, I used acrylic paints, a fine detail brush and a dotting tool. 

Theme Week - Japanese - Pikachu

I then finished my mani by adding one coat of Huangshan by Elevation Polish to my other nails. Huangshan is a clear based polish packed with neon yellow circle glitters in different sizes as well as smaller iridescent glitters. This is definitely a unique polish! This is the original version of Huangshan which unfortunately is no longer available but Lulu has created a reformulated version called Huangshan 2 which has soft yellow glitter instead of the neon ones. Huangshan 2 is currently in stock at Elevation Polish. 

Application and formula as always from Elevation were lovely. Huangshan is easy to work with. I can see this colour layered over many different bases. I didn't expect to love it with red quite as much as I do! 

What do you think of this mani? Are/were you a Pokémon fan? 

Kiko polishes are available in Kiko stores in Europe and from www.kikocosmetics.com.
Elevation polishes can be purchased from the Elevation Polish store and Llarowe

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