I hope you have a happy weekend.
In Berlin it was rainy all day so what better chance to try out a new nail design? Right!
You might not know, but I am a fan of ウサビッチ (USAVICH), which is a series of animated short films originally created for MTV’s Japanese mobile service “Flux” and still being created for MTV Japan by Satoshi Tomioka and his studio Kanaban Graphics since 2006. It is about an odd pair of rabbits imprisoned in a Soviet prison.
I got introduced to this by a friend of mine in Tokyo. She showed me all the episodes of the first 3 season while I was with here in Tokyo in 2010.
Today I realized that they are already done with season 5 now!
I own a few ウサビッチ (USAVICH) good, like a plushie, a key chain thingy (which I use to keep all my USB sticks together) and a shirt.
Anyways, I love this show. It is so funny.
If you would like to check it out here are the playlists on YouTube for each and every season:
Season 1 (Ep. 01-13): click
Season 2 (Ep. 14-26): click
Season 3 (Ep. 27-39): click
Season 4 (Ep. 40-52): click
Season 5 (Ep. 53-65): click
There are a few main charcters in this show. My favorite ones are
Putin wears a prison uniform with green stripes, number 541. He has his ears tied together and is good-natured. He likes to dance kozachok on his bed. He likes fun but often gets into trouble. He was an honest laborer who once missed a day of work due to a hangover and was sentenced to 3 years in jail as a capitalist agent. However, he enjoys life in prison with its free food and is a master of cooking. He was only one day from being released when he followed Kirenenko out of the cell. He panics very easily, enough so that his face will turn blue, red, and/or white when he is nervous depending on the situation. He also has a very low tolerance of alcohol; a single cup of wine will make him extremely drunk. He is, however, an extremely capable mechanic, able to build robots, assemble cars and disassemble guns, each within a split second.
Leningrad is an Argentinian Horned Frog found living in the toilet in Putin and Kirenenko’s cell. He does little more than croak, eat Komanetsyn, and defecate the chick out again. He plays an important role in the musical episodes, adding to the rhythm and making Putin gasp, which also happens rhythmically. His mother, Sharapova and her large husband Mikhail live in a far forest. Also, he likes to eat コマネチ (Komanetsyn).
Komanetsyn is a transvestite chick found by Putin while sorting chicks by gender in Episode 2. His mother visited during episode 6 and was eaten by Kirenenko (the rabbit with the red prison uniform). He is repeatedly killed throughout the series, but comes back to life on a regular basis.
Now since you know all about the show, I want to show you my ウサビッチ (USAVICH) inspired nail design.
I had an idea in my mind but while doing my nails, realized it won’t work like that so I had to change my plan.
First my plan was to use my stamping sponges to create self-made nail decals and put them on striped nails.
So I started painting the base of the deacals, so they could dry while I was painting my nails.
Since Putin wears a green striped uniform and Kirenenko wears a red striped uniform I thought I would paint my nails first white and then stripe them either green or red.
I used the following polishes:
White = Ciaté’s PP001 snow virgin
Green = safari nail polish / trendy color in the shade neon green (which my friend Katja bought me a while ago in Poland)
Red = Ciaté’s PP017 boudoir
Kind of looks like Christmas nails :)
But well since I realized that especially the green polish was not very easy to use, it was thick and gluey, and the red also created an uneven surface, I decided to leave it only on my pinky and ring finger and remove the design from the other three fingers.
I re-painted them white and applied the nail decals. Turns out I wasn’t happy with the result either, so off with it and again re-painting my nails white.
For the last try I decided to paints the characters directly on my fingers.
And I think it turned out okay.
The only one I am not happy with is Komanetsyn on my thumb. Even though I used a super thin toothpick, the eye-lashes turned out very thick and weird.
Also the red I picked for his lips was too dark.
But anyways, I am fine to show you the result. It is not totally embarrassing haha
In the background you can see my shirt and key chain / USB holder.
see what I mean?
the pictures is upside down so you can see their faces better.
Here are all the colors I used to create this design.
I also used some polishes that I recently bought but didn’t show you yet.
I will definitely post about them separately but since I am kind of excited on my nail art design I didn’t wanna hold it back just because I didn’t show the polishes yet.
Last but not least enjoy an episode of USAVICH season 2.
I hope you have a great saturday, I will see you guys tomorrow.
(please let me know what you think, of course)