Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year!
One last design before we ring in 2017!

Rock at the Top

Happy New Year's Eve!
I don't have any big plans to ring in the new year, but that doesn't mean I can't have super sparkly nails for the occasion! My first set of NYE nails this feature marble pattern and are dripping with glitter!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays!

It's Christmas!!
I had wanted to get a few more designs done before the big day but my schedule just didn't allow it this year. Here are the nails I have for Christmas this year though!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Gingerbread Dreams

Only one more day until Christmas!
I can't give you guys actual cookies for the occasion but as a consolation I have some gingerbread nail art for you!

Monday, December 19, 2016

First Frost

Last winter I don't think we got any snow until February, but we've actually had some snow in December this year and it made me want to put some snowflakes on my nails as well!

Friday, December 09, 2016

CND Celebration Collection Swatches

Hey guys! A few weeks ago I received a package from CND that contained their Creative Play Celebration Collection (as well as a few other holiday polishes) and now that it's December I thought this would be a good time to show you the swatches!

Tell Me Where the Line Is

I'm sure you all know by now that I love doing intricate and detailed nail designs, but sometimes it's nice to do a nice, simple geometric design.

Thursday, December 08, 2016


I didn't have a lot of time to do many Fall-ish manicures this year, but I did manage to do one or two!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Hey Mama!

When I first heard that SM was debuting EXO's first subunit I was slightly confused but mostly excited. Confused because weren't K and M technically already subunits? But excited because more music from exo is always a good thing, especially when Chen - my vocal-bias in exo - is involved!
I definitely wasn't disappointed by EXO-CBX's debut, even if I didn't 100% understand the music video (let's be honest though, when do I ever). With everything going on in the mv, this design focuses on a few of the scenes that stood out to me! 

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Blood Sweat & Tears

From the amount of requests I get on my Youtube channel to do Bangtan inspired designs I know a lot of my followers are ARMYs. So when BTS started releasing their Wings teasers and then released their Blood, Sweat & Tears music video I knew that another BTS design would be in my future.

Saturday, December 03, 2016


Halloween design number two was done on Halloween day and incorporated a few different elements of designs I've done in the past!

Friday, December 02, 2016


Halloween may be over but I still wanted to share some of the holiday-inspired designs that I did this year!

Thursday, December 01, 2016


You're 1 of 1 Girl ~

This is another post that's been a long time coming.
Back in October I was able to find some time to do a design inspired by SHINee's comeback with 1of1! The song was super fun and I really enjoyed the 90s vibe of the music video.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Hey guys!
I'm sorry that I haven't been keeping up with posts for the last month but, as I believe I mentioned in another post, I've been really busy with classes lately because this is my last year of uni! I have a bunch of designs from the past month that I need to finish editing pictures of but hopefully once December rolls around I'll have more time to get all of that content out to you.

For now though I'm going to rewind back to mid-October to talk about this design that I did for my 21st birthday (cue Dean's "21")!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Birch & Blossom

A few weeks ago I went to a huge street festival and picked up some cute jewelry including one super cute necklace that's perfect for fall. When I bought it I knew that I would have to do some nails inspired by it so here they are!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Dancing King

In case any of you doubted just how biased I am, I did a design inspired by Dancing King, exo's SM Station collaboration with Yoo Jaeseok.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Russian Roulette

So maybe I'm a little late with this since I usually try my best to get my kpop-inspired designs out within a week of the mv release date, but hey, better late than never!

I thought Red Velvet's new(ish) song Russian Roulette was very cute and I loved how bright and colourful the mv was (even if I wasn't following the plot completely).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Vive Les Vacances

Hey guys!
I'm suuuuper sorry for my impromptu two week break from blogging. Classes started up again and since I'm going into my last year, things have been a bit hectic.
Here's a design that I did back at the end of August, kind of a last goodbye to summer!

Friday, September 02, 2016

Feeling Spacey (+Star Stud Review)

I'm sure you guys know by now that I love glitter, but I don't often have an excuse to work it into my designs. When I received these two holo polishes from Live.Love.Polish though I finally had an excuse to have glittery, holo nails!

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Mermaid Scales

Is summer really complete until your do an obligatory mermaid nail design?
This year's incarnation is a bit more toned down in terms of studs than last year's, but I'm seriously loving this glitter polish from Starrily!

Sunday, August 21, 2016


♪♫ What to do, I just hit the lotto ♫♪
EXO's repackage album Lotto was released a few days ago, and you know what that means! Time for another EXO nail design!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics

Hey guys!
I don't know about you, but even though I'm generally not that into sports, I love watching the events when the Olympics are on. Gymnastics and diving are usually the ones that I gravitate to, but this year I was excited to see the Women's Individual Foil because one of my friends was competing in it! What events are do you look forward to the most during the Olympics?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Strawberry Pocky

Hey guys!
Sorry I've been kind of MIA for a bit; last week was really busy for me. I'm back now though with some cute strawberry pocky inspired nails!

Monday, July 25, 2016

In Memory of Ane Li

Today the nail art community is sharing their recreations of Ane Li's designs in memory of an inspiring nail artist who left us much too soon. You will be dearly missed, Ane </3

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pokémon Go

Hey guys!
Pokémon GO seems to be taking over everything at the moment, nails included! Obviously I had to jump on the game bandwagon and create my own design inspired by the game!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Very Nice

Hey guys!
So recently I've started keeping track of the number of time people request designs from certain kpop groups. Overall, I currently have 124 requests spread over 31 different groups. Obviously it would be pretty unrealistic to try to make designs for all of these groups (even if I did two designs a week and only focused on the requests it would still take me at least three and a half months). However, based on the sheer number of requests for a Seventeen design (about 13% of total requests), and the fact that they recently had a comeback, I finally caved and made a design for them. So here is my design inspired by the music video for Very Nice (aka 아주 Nice) by Seventeen.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

20k Followers on Instagram!

Hey guys! Today's design is a little self indulgent, but I passed 20,000 followers on Instagram this week and wanted to do a design to commemorate the milestone and to thank you guys once again for your continued support over the years! ♥

Thursday, July 07, 2016


Thank you SM for giving Taeyeon Why music video such a summery vibe - it was perfect for making a summery nail design!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

CND Craft Culture Collection Swatches

Hey guys! If you follow me on Instagram you may already know that a few weeks ago I was invited to attend a launch event for CND's Fall 2016 line in Toronto as a media guest (!!). This was my first media event ever and it was really fun to go, get a manicure, and see the new collection in advance. At the end of the night were were sent home with some awesome gift bags which included the entire Craft Culture Collection. The collection is launching tomorrow, July 1st and will be available through Trade Secrets, Chatters, and CND salons (!

So without further ado, let's get to those swatches!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Make Me Colourful

I feel like I've been doing a lot of darker designs lately but I'm changing that today with this super bright, neon, rainbow design!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Catch a Wave

It's been so hot here recently that I'm consistently wishing to be at the beach so I can cool down! Since I can't be at the beach all the time though, I figured I'd bring a bit of the beach to my nails!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lucky One

I am the Lucky One ~
The second and final part of my mini EX'ACT comeback series is here! I had a much harder time coming up with this design than I did when tackling the mv for Monster, but after some stress I finally managed to pull together a design for Lucky One!

Sunday, June 12, 2016


You can call me Monster ~
Hey guys! As you probably know by now, I can't let an exo comeback go by without doing a design for it! This time around exo came back with their 3rd full studio album EX'ACT and dual title tracks Monster and Lucky One.

I'll be doing designs for both title tracks and first up is this design inspired by the music video for Monster!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Sakura Blossom (Sticker Review)

Hey guys! I’m reviewing some more stickers today, this time some that look like sakura blossoms! Before I get into the review, please ignore the thumb in this design; I did these nails just after painting my thumbs to match exo's Ex'Act teasers and didn't want to take them off just yet :P

Monday, June 06, 2016

Summer Citrus (Clear Jelly Stamper Review)

Hey guys! It’s been a while since my last review but I’m back and taking a look at some different products! Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Born Pretty Store’s Clear Jelly Stamper (which was used to make the following design).

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

She Is

♪♫ Oh, she is! ♫♪
SHINee's Jonghyun recently came back with his first full length album titled She Is and I couldn't resist turning the fun, odd, colourful music video into a nail design!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Life's a Beach

Hey guys! I'm finally back from vacation which means that I have access to my nail polish again and will be posting designs more regularly again! ^^
I am a little sad that I'm no longer in Hawaii though, so I may have found a way to extend my vacation a little longer: I turned my nails into a beach!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pineapple Darling

Hey guys! If you follow me on Instagram you may already know that I went on vacation recently! As my trip took me to Hawaii, I needed some summery nails to match the weather!

Sunday, May 08, 2016


Right after I decide to do my first kpop nail design in a while, BTS decides to have a comeback and I end up doing two kpop designs back to back.

When I heard Fire and saw the video I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to turn it into a nail design; there was so much material to work with and a strong overlying theme!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Home Run

As it was with my BTS nails, I've been getting requests for quite a while to do some GOT7 inspired nails. I've been putting it off for a while since their last few mv's didn't really catch my interest in terms of nail art material, but their latest song Home Run did provide me with some inspiration so here we go!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Piece By Piece

I don't know about the rest of you, but April has been a really busy month for me. On top of participating in Nail Art Fashion Week two weeks ago, April is exam month for me so I've had a lot of studying and writing to do as well. The good news though is that EXAMS ARE OVER!! I'm officially done my third year of uni and am very much looking forward to having the next four months off from the stress of looming deadlines.

As a result of trying to concentrate on studying, this week's design is just a simple geometric pattern loosely inspired by Daily Charme's packaging!

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Hey guys! The design I have for you today is one that I've had on my to-do list for a while and I'm super excited that I finally got around to painting it!
This look is inspired by @girlgreybeauty, an awesome lip and makeup artist on Instagram!

Monday, April 18, 2016

NAFW2016 Roundup

Hey guys! This past week has been such a whirlwind of designs but it's also been super fun and I'm so glad to have been a part of Fashion Week again this year!

Before Nail Art Fashion Week 2016 officially comes to a close, I'd just like to take a look back at all of the designs from the past week!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

NAFW2016 Day 7: Fall 2016 Runway Nail Art

It's already the last day of Fashion Week!
Like last year, I wanted to end the challenge with a bang so for inspiration I once again turned to Libertine and the CND Design Lab. They definitely did not disappoint with their designs this year including this fun, furry one!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

NAFW2016 Day 6: Fall 2016 Dress

For day six of Fashion Week we were asked to pick a dress from the Fall 2016 Runways to recreate! I chose a gorgeous dress from Marchesa's Fall 2016 RTW Collection for the occasion!

Friday, April 15, 2016

NAFW2016 Day 5: Style Icon

Day Five of Fashion Week challenged us to pick our favourite fashion blogger or style icon! I chose the lovely Lupita Nyong'o because I swear she makes everything she wears look absolutely stunning!

The dress that Nyong'o is wearing in the inspiration photo is from the Giambattista Valli F/W 2014 Collection.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NAFW2016 Day 4: Fashion Trend

For day four of Fashion Week we were challenged to pick our favourite trend from the Fall 2016 Runways!
There were a lot of interesting trends to pick from (including velvet, puffed sleeves, and period pieces) but the one that I ended up going with was capes! One of my close friends got me a cape/poncho for my birthday last year so I've kind of been into capes lately. The one that I chose to recreate for Fashion Week is one from Gucci's Fall 2016 RTW Runway.