Nail Art for Art's Sake

I've always been interested in painting nails, but it wasn't until I was older that I realized the art potential in the ten, tiny canvases at the tips of my fingers. I've been growing as a nail artist since middle school, and keeping track of my growth since high school. Goaded by several friends I've started this Tumblr with the intention of sharing my own art, tutorials for those who are just starting out or want to know more, and my inspirations. Please feel free to submit your own work; I'd love to see what the rest of the world is working on! (BTW, at the moment I have a crappy camera for nail shots... That should change on Feb. 18th!)

fuckyeahnailart:

mrcandiipants:

Ahhhsdkfjwe I can’t get over how much I love these! They were a pain in the ass to make really crisp and they took forever, but the end product is so worth it! These are completely freehanded, if you were wondering, and as for how to do them, just paint on little diamonds in the pattern you see! There’s no real trick, just go sloooowly and don’t get frustrated if you screw a line up. Just let it dry and go over it again with whatever color will fix the mistake. Ahhhh love love love.

I definitely want to try this pattern!
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fuckyeahnailart:

mrcandiipants:

Ahhhsdkfjwe I can’t get over how much I love these! They were a pain in the ass to make really crisp and they took forever, but the end product is so worth it! These are completely freehanded, if you were wondering, and as for how to do them, just paint on little diamonds in the pattern you see! There’s no real trick, just go sloooowly and don’t get frustrated if you screw a line up. Just let it dry and go over it again with whatever color will fix the mistake. Ahhhh love love love.

I definitely want to try this pattern!

Hooray for spring time! Butterfly wing detail.
Milani Yellow Wiz
Essie Turquoise & Caicos and Cute as a Button
Pure Ice Naughty Girl
Milani detail black and white View high resolution

Hooray for spring time! Butterfly wing detail.

Milani Yellow Wiz

Essie Turquoise & Caicos and Cute as a Button

Pure Ice Naughty Girl

Milani detail black and white

isobeldoesnails:

American Apparel: Neon Red, Neon Violet (picture isnt true to colour in the slightest but I thought I would put it up anyway)
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isobeldoesnails:

American Apparel: Neon Red, Neon Violet (picture isnt true to colour in the slightest but I thought I would put it up anyway)

(via fuckyeahprettynails)

Was going to do something simple and then they literally blossomed.
Milani Neon Rad Purple
Sally Hansen Gem Crush Glitz Gal
Milani Precision Brush White
Stripe Rite Teal View high resolution

Was going to do something simple and then they literally blossomed.

Milani Neon Rad Purple

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Glitz Gal

Milani Precision Brush White

Stripe Rite Teal

My new nails. Yay for water marbling!
Milani White
Essie Go Overboard and Turquoise & Caicos and Lapiz of Luxury View high resolution

My new nails. Yay for water marbling!

Milani White

Essie Go Overboard and Turquoise & Caicos and Lapiz of Luxury

The final product. They’re now outdated… They unfortunately started chipping really quickly.
Essie Cute as a Button and Turquoise & Caicos and Matte About You
Milani Yellow Whiz and Juciy Glow
Pure Ice Wild Thing View high resolution

The final product. They’re now outdated… They unfortunately started chipping really quickly.

Essie Cute as a Button and Turquoise & Caicos and Matte About You

Milani Yellow Whiz and Juciy Glow

Pure Ice Wild Thing

A work in progress but I’m loving the colors!
Essie Cute as a Button and Turquoise & Caicos
Milani Yellow Whiz and Juciy Glow
Pure Ice Wild Thing View high resolution

A work in progress but I’m loving the colors!

Essie Cute as a Button and Turquoise & Caicos

Milani Yellow Whiz and Juciy Glow

Pure Ice Wild Thing

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