Monday, 22 April 2013

Rilakkuma (Relax Bear) Nail Art

Oh hey there!!! How are you? I'm feeling ok-ish, I was meant to post yesterday but I got out of hand revising (I am one party). But really I started writing notes at 5pm and by 11pm I still hadn't finished. My maximum break could've been 2 hours so that was some intense writing. Unfortunately the test was today and I'm not so sure if I did great.
Whatever moving forward, I wanted bear nails and automatically an image of a bear appeared in my head. I could not for the life of me figure what bear it was, and that annoyed me. Of course I proceeded to ask the internet (the internet knows everything), where I typed in "cartoon bear" which did not work. Then I typed in "korean bear" which also was not so helpful but there was an image with the bear I was looking for. Turns out the bear is Japanese and called Rilakkuma (translated to relax bear). I am positive I've seen this bear before but I can't remember where (it's going to annoy me), but he is ADORABLE.

Ok forever I love him and I need him more in my life. I didn't copy the cartoon exactly I added some elements that I tend to do with everything I paint. I was put off animal nail art for a bit (I. Do. Not. Know. Why), but I am definitely back on cause ANIMALS ARE ADORABLE.
Yes I am a fan of this design cause bears are adorable, I think I love bears now. Obviously not the grizzly scary kind but the cute bear cubs etc. I melt (in a good way). The chick on my pinky is another character in the show. Oh man, SO CUTE.
Base: Revlon - Blue Lagoon, Models Own - Indian Ocean and OPI - Last Friday Night
White: Lovely Me:Ex - White (for details) and Models Own - Snow White (for base)
Brown: Nails Inc - Porchester Square
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
Yellow: Rimmel - Sunshine
Orange: Essie - Fear Or Desire
Porchester Square is beast for nail art cause it's so opaque, and in general it's a nice colour (just not my thing). I want to like Sunshine more, but once I had it on my nail (singular I don't know what I was doing, probably some kind of nail art thing) and it stained. I was not happy about this. Otherwise it's still a decent yellow, but you know yellows, they have many coat formulas.
Picture spam!!! Cause it's cute ^_^

I now want a ton of Rilakkuma paraphernalia, just because that bear is so stinking cute and he can just chill with me :P
Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!!! :D 


  1. That's a really looong name for something so cute! Hahaha! I LOVE THE seemingly 'lost' duck in the midst of all the bears! Hahahaha soooo adorable!!! Hhahaha, I love how all your cute manis are able to put a smile on my face! :D

    1. Haha it is a rather long name :P Thank you so much for the lovely comment, making anyone smile from my nails makes me so happy!! :D

  2. Lovely teddy bear :)
    I love mani ;)

  3. I love rilakkuma! So adorable, and you did it perfectly!!! ^^ And I love the background of the nail art as well, good layering of polishes for an awesome result!

    1. Thank you so so much!!! I love layering polishes and I'm glad this one worked. I think I love Rilakkuma now too!! :D