title: the red elastic of fate
pairing: kaneki/touka
word count: 5,916
summary: because sometimes it's just fate. and other times
it's the free baggage tags they offer at the check in counters.
happy birthday suzuyas i love you you're fabulous

4:16 p.m.

Touka decides to opt for a pale pink nail polish that day. It’s gloomy, it’s raining, and she doesn’t normally go for such a bright color (she really doesn’t opt for nail polish in general) but she decides to go for pale pink coat.

The smell instantly fills her room the moment she twists off the cap. She wishes she’d opened the window before starting but it’s too late now; Touka knows better than to try to do anything when her nails are glistening and wet. She just gives a sigh and continues to sweep the brush over her nails with the utmost concentration, gives a click of the tongue when small specks get on her finger.


“Tooouka-chan! What’s this? You’re actually putting on nail polish? The one I gave you?!”

Rolling her eyes at Yoriko’s sudden excitement, Touka nonetheless doesn’t protest as her roommate pulls up a chair to sit next to her. Her fingers are taken by Yoriko’s and cool breaths hasten the drying; Touka sits and waits patiently while Yoriko slowly and expertly paints her nails, has the brush fanning out over the curve of her finger professionally.

Touka doesn’t like painting her nails, but since Yoriko gave her a bottle for her birthday, she might as well use it, if only to make Yoriko happy. Truthfully, she was beginning to get impatient, watching as Yoriko begins the third coat (honestly, did she need that many coats?) but stays quiet, lets she do as she wants. For all of the nights that Yoriko had to deal with Touka staying up, stressing out, her temper getting the better of her and ranting, the least she can do is allow Yoriko to do her nails.

“Hey, Yoriko, ready?”

Nagachika Hideyoshi shows up at the door and Touka gives him a passing glance. He’s not dating Yoriko and Yoriko insists they’re just friends, but she sees the way Yoriko blushes. She asks Hide about it once, straight and blunt as always, and he just stare at her, echoes they’re just friends.

Touka has plans for Hide if he hurts Yoriko.

“Yeah, just give me a moment!” Yoriko chirps and Touka notes that Yoriko exemplifies how good a friend she is by not budging or looking up from doing her nails even when her possible-maybe crush is standing at the door.

“Sure thing!” Hide grins, leans against the frame with his arms crossed. “Oh, my roommate’s got your history textbook. I told him to come here though, so you can get it back in time for the test tomorrow.”

“Ah, that sounds good! Thanks!”

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anonymous asked:

Your nails... !!!!!! How?? *0* So purdy. :D

Hey, thanks! It’s pretty easy. I first painted all my nails with white polish, then used a quick drying top coat. Once they were dry, I used a couple strips of scotch tape to make a triangle stencil on every other nail. To do the gradient, I cut a makeup sponge to the length of my nail and painted stripes on it in four colors—coral red, yellow, light green, and purple. I dabbed on the gradient in two thin coats, reapplying the polish each time. I removed the scotch tape on the triangle nails as soon as I finished the second coat of gradient. (Ideally, I would have paid more attention to making the gradient straight and even, instead of watching Netflix while doing a half-ass job of it :P ) You could use a liquid latex first to make the gradient cleanup easier, but I don’t have any; I just scrubbed up with an orange stick wrapped with some cotton dipped in polish remover. Then I finished with top coat and stuck on the charms with nail glue.

Hanyaan's Cosplay Makeup Kit List

One of my favorite things in cosplay is makeup. Makeup can really help make or break your costume, and I think that everybody who cosplays should wear some, regardless of gender. (Unless you’re under a mask, but that’s a different story.) This is a guide to what’s in my personal kit. Maybe some of this might work for you and maybe some of it wouldn’t, but this is the stuff I don’t want to be without.

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Quick tutorial on how to Galaxy Nails
For these Nails I’ve used:
* @el_corazon_shop @el_corazon_art_direct Iron Hard
* @kikomilano @kikomilanoarabia 497
* Monella 1
* Charm Limit Matte Nail Polish (with no name or number)
* Sabel 58
* Sabel 60
* Saint Germain Quick Dry Top Coat
* Charm Limit Matte Top Coat (just on my accent nails)
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See the full video tutorial here. And the speedtorial here!

Black and Silver Wavy Tips

After cleaning filing and shaping the nail and applying a base coat:

  1. use the brush from the bottle of silver polish to paint the top half of the nail making the edge of the silver look like 2 waves/mountains/humps
  2. use a very small striping brush and some black polish to make really uneven, lumpy lines outlining the edge of silver area and also filling it in with stripes. Continue to mimic the shape of the original waves with each stripe as you go toward the tip of the nail. 
  3. apply two thin coats of quick dry top coat (I always apply two coats of top coat when I have done a negative space look because it helps the nail feel smoother and more cohesive when you physically touch it)

This at the Dolllar Tree store?? What kind of trickery is this??!?!? Don’t mind if I do, lol… I’ll get to the bottom of this, lol

*Edit* nice try Dollar Store wanna be Seche Vite… U sir, are no Seche Vite… I shall be contacting Seche Vite and alert them of ur deceptive ways 😡 *Edit 2* ugh, this stuff is a way no go! It looks like dried gel, like if u spilled jello & it dried… No shine… Seriously??

Criss-Cross Applesauce

I mistakenly thought that this would be a really quick, simple design.
It was not.
All the little lines took so long; by the end of it my roommate was questioning my sanity. On the bright side, it looks pretty cool!

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - 016 Waltz
Sally Hansen - 360 Diamonds and Rubies
Sally Hansen - 370 Blackout
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

I friggin’ love robots, so I had to go for that, but which bots? There are so many great robots! I finally went with everyone’s favorite musicbots, Daft Punk! Each nail is inspired by a different helmet or outfit. Mostly based on this picture:

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Base color of all nails is Sinful Colors Black on Black over Revlon Gel Smooth basecoat. All nails except pinkies have Revlon Quick Dry top coat.

Thumbnails are the Random Access Memories helmets. Left is Maybelline Color Show Pedal to the Metal, right is Covergirl Outlast Glosstinis Seared Bronze.

Index fingers are the Tron Legacy helmets. Both nails have Sally Hansen Triple Shine Sparks Fly (which I promise is blue and silver in the right light).

Middle fingers are the Alive 2007 helmets. Both nails have a stripe of Maybelline Color Show Crushed Clementine done with a small paintbrush.

Ring fingers are the rainbow/Daft Punk helmets. Both nails have Nicole by OPI Be Awesome. 

Pinkies represent their suits and leather coats, and just have NYC Matte me Crazy top coat.


Blue Birds

I’ve had this in mind for weeks and am finally finding the time to do it! The design is inspired by this lovely print!

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - 855 Parka Perfect
Sally Hansen - Eel Skin
Sally Hansen - 130 Blue Me Away
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 360 Barracuda
Sally Hansen - 370 Black Out
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

Pure Heart

First Valentines manicure of the year. I finally had an excuse to use my gold-flake polish and it’s really cute!

Products Used:
China Glaze - 654 Designer Satin
Coco & Lulu - 432 Macaron
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - 941 Good as Gold
Essie - 1017 Bottle Service
OPI - Pure
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 370 Black Out
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat