Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nailed It

I have another Inspired-By design for you guys today and this time around my muse is Nina from Ninanailedit!
She's well known for her amazing floral and tribal designs and though I am pretty in love with those I decided to recreate this design of hers that's heavy on caviar beads and charms.

The dark red to black gradient is perfect for the fall (even though it's already beginning to look a lot like winter here in Ontario) and I love how edgy the studs make it look! I never really use a ton of studs on my nails since I generally prefer doing representational designs over graphic designs. Also because it takes forever to apply the individual studs and they fall off really quickly, but that's another story.

Since I don't have very many unique charms (I really need to get my hands on some) I took matters into my own hands and tried to make one of my own to take the place of Nina's cool skull charm. I ended up gluing a 2mm stud onto a 4mm one to make a kind of two tiered charm. It looks kind of cool, but really do need to get some actual charms, (maybe for Christmas?).

Nina's designs are always so unique and it was pretty cool to have her design on my nails for a little while!
If you don't already follow her, here are some of the platforms on which you can find Nina's nails:
Instagram: @ninanailedit

I can't wait to share my next recreation nails with you guys next week, they're going to look really cool!

Products Used:
Essie - Dress to Kilt
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - Licorice
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat
Gold Caviar Beads
2mm Square Gold Studs
4mm Square Gold Studs



  1. It looks amazing Becca! Nina's designs are always so gorgeous and I love the one you picked to recreate! That gradient is just so jummy and vampy! :) I recently bought my first nail charms after seeing so many people use cool charms :)

    1. Thanks Robin! Yeah, I'm definitely thinking about going on a little shopping spree at BPS for some cool charms! ^^

  2. Very beautiful!! Need to make this gradient myself some time! Stunning mani!

    1. Thank you Miriam!! You definitely should, the gradient looks awesome in person!