Friday, October 3, 2014

September's Museum-Worthy Manis!

It may be October, but I'm still thinking about my favorite nail art from September! These are my top five from my Pinterest Awesome Nail Art board. Make sure to click through to the original artists' posts and give them props!

1. Fireflies in the Field at Sunset by Chalkboard Nails

One thing I love about Chalkboard Nails' nail art is that a lot of it is both stunning and yet simple enough that we nail art amateurs can still give it a try. This is a perfect example--it's beautiful and evocative while still being just a gradient with some dots and a few brush swipes. It's amazing what she can accomplish with such simple techniques!

2. Monochromatic for 31DC 2.0 by Will Paint Nails for Food

OK, I don't understand how Meghan can do such fine linework by hand. Sometimes it's hard to remember when you're looking at a zoomed-in picture of nail art that the canvasses are the size of a freaking fingernail! Seriously, go look at her original photos. Just unbelievable.

3. Aboriginal Artwork Inspired Nail Art by Wondrously Polished

There are dotticures and then there are dotticures. This is the sort of thing I aspire to do. What I love most is actually the fact that the dots aren't perfectly uniform. That gives the art a natural pebbly kind of look. Love the color scheme too.

4. Four Seasons by PiggieLuv

No edition of Museum-Worthy Manis would be complete without one of Narmai's ultra-detailed art recreations! This mani took her two hours per nail. I can't imagine squinting down at my nails for that long. Probably a good thing, since I would never have the heart to remove a mani like this.

5. Gradient Artwork by The Nailasaurus

I can always count on The Nailasaurus to teach me new techniques to try, and I think the watercolor gradient is at the top of my list. This really does look like a painting. Much more texture and interest than your standard gradient. Plus I am seriously into this berry/nude color scheme.

Honorable mention: Tattered Monochromatic Spray Marble by Chalkboard Nails


  1. Great manis, it's always nice to get inspired! :D

  2. Wow! I love all of these but I just can't get over the detailing on PiggieLuv's animals!

  3. Awesome picks, these ladies are all really talented.