Sunday, November 27, 2011

paisley nails inspired by Chalkboard Nails!

Hey guys! Tonight I'm going to show you some adorable paisley nails I did, which were inspired by my polish bestie Sarah from Chalkboard Nails. (If you aren't already following her - check her out. Seriously. Her nail art is awesome and her photos are beautiful!)

She recently posted these paisley nails and I knew I had to try it.

Tada! I think they came out really nice.

For this design I used:
OPI - Skull and Glossbones (base color)
China Glaze - Shower Together (blue)
China Glaze - Rich and Famous (pink)
China Glaze - Spontaneous (purple)

I used a super tiny brush and dotting tool for the design. It took a while!

Look! I even copied Sarah's hand position ;)

I didn't even bother to attempt this design on my other hand... Here's what I did instead:

Big messy dots in matching colors. (I was in a hurry.)

I thought it looked cute after I did the first two rows so I snapped a picture of that too.
(As you can see, I am still awful at taking pictures of my right hand.)

That's all for today!


  1. SUPER cute..I might try this out. I don't have all the colors, but I'll make it work :)Question: for the majority of your pictures, you use flash?

  2. I love that you didnt attempt it on your other hand. My last mani, I had the same problem and went with a simpler design on it :-p

  3. I love these :)
    The colours are really nice

  4. Both hands are very cute, love the paisley.

  5. @Aesthetically-Yours - yes i do! a lot of people use a light box or sunlight but i don't get a lot of sun where i am, and i just find that my flash gives me the nicest photos. (camera jargon - your camera has to be on a macro setting and it helps to have the white balance set to a flash level as well.)

    and thanks everyone!!

  6. this is awesome Rebecca! Definately adding it to my 'to do' list :)

  7. I simply like the colors you used on all these nail designs. So subtle and dainty at the same time! My favorite is the first. :)

  8. ooo I love the colors, I might try this design too. How did you do the dots? I've tried doing it freehand but I end up making dashes instead of dots lol.

    SD - Thanks for the camera tips!

  9. They look very cute but the last photo/design stole my heart ;)

  10. Both of these designs are absolutely beautiful ! I'll have to try the first one (:

  11. Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

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