April 21, 2012

Do you believe in magic? Fairy Nail Art!

I was fiddling around with my supplies and came up with a fairly fairy-ish franken the other night - it was unintentional, but so very pretty! So I knew what I needed to do to complete a fairy-themed manicure - which would be a great entry for Lindsey's nail art contest - her theme is 'Do you believe in magic?'. This is probably the most complicated and time consuming nail art I've done yet, but it was really fun to do and I'm so pleased with the results! I combined frankening, water-marbling with duochromes, stamping, rhinestones, and glitter! I only took like 150+ pictures trying to get the right one, too :D Strap in, this is a little picture heavy

The below picture was pre-stamping; just showing off my water marble and wanted to make sure I snapped a pic in case I ruined it with the details.


Middle and ring fingers - one coat of Milani Devoted 2 U (dark, sparkly purple), then water-marbled with some of the Hits Mari Moon colors Trendy and Cutie Pie on my middle finger and Cool and Cutie Pie on my ring finger. 

Ring finger - one coat of Sparitual Golden Gleam with individually placed hex glitters + one gold holo star shape. I put a layer of Seche Vite over the glitters, and I think it might have changed the color of the glitter.

Pinkie (and thumb) is a franken + some different sized orange-gold rhinestones. This is my first time wearing rhinestones and I actually love them! They are so shiny and pretty and I love touching them!! I thought the texture would freak me out, but it's the opposite - I want rhinestones all over all the nails all the time.

I did some stamping and details with Kleancolor Metallic Fuschia over my middle and ring fingers to make them look like fairy wings. I mixed some of the Kleancolor fuschia with white to make a lighter purple for small details.

Here's one last pretty picture!

An extra thank you and shout out goes to Jeanie at Midnight Manicures - I used a lot of the nail art supplies she sent me in my Secret Valentine package!! Thanks!


  1. omg! i love it! it looks magical =)

  2. Wow!! These are gorgeous Emma!! So many colors but they work so well together! <3

    1. Thank you!! I was a little nervous about them not being as clearly contrasted as I wanted, but it seems to work :)

  3. this is magical! What alot of detail- it's so pretty!

  4. I need that sparitual in my stash

  5. Wow I adore this! It's DEFINITELY magical!

  6. i love your nail art! its sooo pretty :D

  7. These are great! I freaking love the franken you used on your pinky and thumb though, It's gorgeous!

  8. Oh wow this is stunning! I love how whimsical it looks! Great job!


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