40 great nail art ideas

Pink and Iridescent Festival Nail Art

Painted Fingertips | Pink and iridescent nail art

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If you’re around here much, you probably know that I don’t feel the urge to have pink nails all that often. When pink does make an appearance, it’s usually a smaller part within some nail art. But one day recently, I had the urge to go not just pink, but pink with an added iridescent topper. Meanwhile I was wondering what to do for today’s Crumpets Nail Tarts theme of festivals/hippie travels. Once I had the photos done of these nails I realised that they could probably do for the festival theme.  (more…)

Colouring Pencil Butterfly Wing Nail Art

Painted Fingertips | Colouring pencil butterfly wings

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Remember the colouring pencil musical notes nail art I did not long ago? I thought that it was such a cool technique that I had to try it again. Today I’m taking part in another theme for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 40 great nail art ideas challenge, and today’s theme was insects so I decided to go with butterfly wings!  (more…)

Nail art ideas for Weddings – Silver and Gold

Painted Fingertips | Gold and silver nails with ornate blue stamping - perfect for a wedding

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As the old saying goes, for your wedding you always need something gold, something stamped, something patterned and something blue. Wait, am I remembering that right? It doesn’t matter – these nails incorporate all 4 of my version and we all know nails are what a wedding is all about.

Today’s theme in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge is weddings, obviously. I’ve never been much of a fan of most ‘traditional’ wedding nail looks – French manicures or soft pinks just aren’t my thing. In fact, for my own wedding, I wore sparkly teal nails with stamped swirls. It was important to me to do what I wanted rather than to conform to any norms – after all, it was my wedding day! With that in mind, I went with a bit of a compromise on these. I used a gold and silver base – pretty traditional wedding colours – but then went all out with stamping and ended up with wedding nails that are anything but traditional. (more…)

Microbead Flowers (part 2!)

Painted Fingertips | Microbead floral nail art

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Today I have another post in the ’40 Great Nail Art Ideas’ by Crumpet’s Nail Tarts and today’s theme is floral. I have something extra special to share with you today and I’m excited that you finally get to see it… I did this weeks ago already and I was saving it up for the spring!  (more…)

Octopi! 40 Great Nail Art Ideas for Animals

Painted Fingertips | Cute octopus nail art

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Today I have another post for the group challenge I am doing with the others from Crumpet’s Nail Tarts. Today’s theme is animals. I came across this adorable octopus nail art on One Nail to Rule them All and I just had to create my own version.  (more…)

Ice Creams! – 40 Great Nail Art Ideas for Food

Painted Fingertips | Ice Cream Stamping over Silly Bee's Chickadees - Steph's Sugar Plum Suite

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Today’s theme is food and while I considered doing something similar to this cute fruit print, I just didn’t feel all that inspired. Then, once I put Silly Bee’s Chickadees Steph’s Sugar Plum Suite on my nails, it reminded me so much of a delicious milkshake that I knew it would be the perfect base for a tasty ice cream manicure. (more…)

Floral Fashion: 40 Great Nail Art Ideas for Fashion

Painted Fingertips | Black, white, and floral nails inspired by fashion

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Today’s post is another in the series I am taking part along with the rest of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts group. Today’s theme is fashion. I had a hard time deciding what to do for this one because there are just so many options! After a lot of humming and hawing I came upon a picture of this dress and decided to recreate the lovely print. (more…)

I Love You with all of my ME! – 40 Great Nail Art Ideas for Love

Painted Fingertips | Heart and Brain Nail art

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Today I have another post from the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge and today’s theme is love. I found inspiration from The Awkward Yeti. The Awkward Yeti writes a comic focussing on the interactions between Heart and Brain – for us nail polish addicts, think Heart wants to buy ALL the new collections but Brain knows you need money for food 😉

I searched through the comics looking for one I could turn into nail art – most had too much text but eventually I found this one which was not only adorable, but was also perfect for today’s theme. (more…)

Star Wars: 40 Great Nail Art Ideas for Movies

Painted Fingertips | Star Wars nail art

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Today I have another challenge nail art from the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts group to share with you. This time the theme is movies. I really had trouble coming up with an idea that spoke to me for this one. I had plenty of ideas – there are a lot of movies that lend themselves to nail art – but none that I felt particularly inspired by. That was until I remembered this Star Wars nail art by Coewless that I’ve wanted to recreate for ages. (more…)