Saturday, December 22, 2018

Stitch Me Up

Originally posted on October 31.

Happy Halloween! 🧟‍♀️🎃👻
I wasn’t sure what to paint for Halloween this year, so I went back to my favourite, super quick wounds technique with a few added stitches and (fake) glass shards for fun 😈


Originally posted on October 24.

You all know that I'm an EXO-L so I'm sure none of you are surprised that I wanted to support NAMANANA, Lay's American debut song and album!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Palette: Green

Originally posted on October 20.

Today I’m taking inspiration from one of own designs that I did back in the spring! This time I used green instead of blue for more of a fall vibe ✌🏻💚🍃


Originally posted on October 17.

Question: Which version of this design do you like better? 🤔 Comment 🖤 for the black bows or 💟 for the white bow!

Thursday, December 20, 2018


Originally posted on October 15.

Happy (belated) 23rd birthday to me! 🎉🎈🎂 I wanted to get these painted and posted by my birthday on October 12th, but I had a presentation that day and couldn’t get these done in time 🤷‍♀️

Butter London Glazen Collection Swatches

Originally posted October 9-11.

Earlier this year I was contacted by Butter London and asked if I was interested in trying out their brand new *peel-off* glitter polish collection, Glazen. As an avid hater of glitter polish removal, my interest was immediately peaked by the idea of glitter polish that you could just peel right off without having to use a special peel-off base coat. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Falling Leaves

Originally posted on September 30.

Finishing off September with some muted fall leaves 🍂🍁
Last year we seemed to go straight from su
mmer into winter, so it’s nice that we’re getting some actual fall weather this year! 🍂🍁

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Chuseok 2018

Originally posted on September 24.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival/Chuseok to everyone who celebrates! 🌕🐰

BTS Love Yourself World Tour

Me: *takes off one BTS design to paint another BTS design* 😜

Tickets for BTS' Love Yourself tour went on sale suuuper early, but I was lucky enough to snag a P1 ticket when they went on sale back in May. Once September rolled around and it was finally time to go to the concert I was pretty excited and, as always, needed my nails to be decked out for the occasion!

Sunday, December 16, 2018


Originally posted on September 15th.

Ah, IDOL. What an interesting music video. I'm pretty sure the first time I watched it I sat there questioning what the artistic director was on while coming up with the concept. After watching it many, many more times to plan out this design, I was still kind of feeling a bit overwhelmed by just how much stuff was going on. ðŸ¤·‍♀️
I did, however, end up narrowing things down and picking out some specific scenes that I felt showcased the overall vibe of the mv.


Originally posted on September 7th.

As I was browsing Pinterest yesterday for nail inspo I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to do one last summer design or jump straight into fall patterns. As I was scrolling, I found this cute print which isn’t really either, but I really liked the colour combo so that’s what I went for 🤷‍♀️🌄

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Retro Summer

Originally posted on August 11th.

Minimalistic summer vibes today totally inspired by the amazing @nail_unistella☀️🌈🌴
I feel like the multicoloured ring finger design looked way better on her shorter nails but what are you gonna do? 🤷‍♀️

Power Up

Originally posted on August 17th.

Red Velvet has a lot of comebacks in 2018. This design was inspired Power Up, the promotional song from their Summer Magic album. I have to admit, I wasn't much of a fan of the song on my first listen, but as with many RV songs it grew on me the more I listened to it. The mv was bright and colourful which made for the perfect, kpop-inspired summer nail design!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Moschino Resort 2019

Originally posted on August 3rd.

Would this design have been better suited for October? Probably.
Did I have the self-restraint to wait until then to paint it though? Apparently not. 🙈😂
This design is inspired by look no. 66 from @moschino’s Resort 2019 Collection. 🎪🎟 There were a ton of really interesting pieces in the collection, but this one was my favourite in terms of nail art potential ✌🏻

Thursday, December 13, 2018

BPS: The Gravity + Recall

Originally posted July 31st and August 7th.

I did some swatches for Born Pretty Store this summer and decided to make some little designs to go with them!

Dance the Night Away

Originally posted on July 21st.

This is the first Twice design I've ever painted! I know, I know, what took me so long? To be honestly, Twice's comebacks always seem to happen when I'm busy with other things so I've just never found the time to make any of their mvs into nail designs. ðŸ¤·‍♀️ 

I had a fun time with this one though and use the Day-to-Night progression of the music video as inspiration for the design!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Our Page

Originally posted on July 13th.

Inspired by SHINee's Our Page, this design was one of my favourites from the year for both its visuals and its sentimentality. If you're new here or just don't remember, I love SHINee. I love their music, I love their personalities, and I admire their strength as a team and as individuals. That's why making this design inspired by Our Page, a song written for Jonghyun, was so important to me. 

Gucci Cruise 2019

Hello friends! I'm alive!
I'm sorry for disappearing from the blog for the better part of 6 months; I've had a really busy half-year and just didn't have the time or energy to keep this blog (or FB/Tumblr) up to date with everything I've been doing on IG and Youtube.
In the time I've been away from the blog, I was working a summer job and then started a new graduate program in the Fall which took up a lot of my time. Now that I'm taking a semester-long break I have some time to catch up with all the blog-related things I've been slacking on recently -- so prepare yourselves for some back-to-back-to-back blog posts!

First up I have a design that I posted back on July 10th inspired by a look from Gucci's Cruise 2019 collection!