Monday, January 17, 2022


Originally posted on March 1st, 2020.

I am absolutely, ridiculously late on posting this design, but I hope you'll forgive me.

The pandemic, followed by moving to a new country for a job (I moved to Korea!!) left me with very little mental energy and physical time to do nail design write ups.

BUT, I'm back and hopefully will be able to get caught up at some point.

So without further ado, here is my design inspired by BTS' song ON!

BTS ON Nails

BTS ON Nail Art

Honestly, it's been a while since I painted this design, so I don't remember a whole lot of the design process, but I do remember watching the MV a lot and I had a couple of different ideas sketched out on my brainstorming sheet.

I think the decision to paint a lot of this design on a negative space background fit well with the natural elements of the music video, paired with the solid nail for the wall, and then again for the album cover.

BTS ON Nails

I was really worried about painting both the bird and the shell, as I'm notoriously bad at shading with colours (or at least I feel that way). So I was really pleased that the shading actually came out half decently, and you can tell what each thing is haha

I liked painting the wall on the ring finger though; figuring out the dry brush for the wall, and then a semi-pointillism approach for the greenery was really fun.

BTS 7 Nails

BTS ON Nails

If you want to try this design out for yourself you can check out the tutorial on my Youtube channel below. Please remember to tag me (@nyanails or #looknyanails) on Instagram if you recreate this design so that I can see them!


Products Used:
Butter London - Mink Grey
Butter London - Priming Base Coat
Butter London - Starkers
Butter London - Warm Fuzzies
China Glaze - Good as Marigold
China Glaze - Saved by the Bluebell
CND - Apricot in the Act
CND - Palm Deco
CND - Splash of Teal
CND - Taxi, Please
CND - Vinylux Topcoat
CND - Winter Nights
Essie - As If!
Essie - Fine Me and Oasis
Essie - Go Overboard
Essie - Master Plan
Essie - Mint Candy Apple
Essie - Mixtaupe
Essie - Mojito Madness
Essie - Style Cartel
Essie - The More the Merrier
Face Shop - Diablue
Nature Republic - Shy Yellow
Orosa - Onyx
Sally Hansen - Greyfitti
Sally Hansen - Grey-Dreaming
Sally Hansen - Miami Ice
Sally Hansen - Romantic Rose
Sally Hansen - White On


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