Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Moschino Cherry Nail Art

As you can see that I posted up 3 blog posts of my nail art within days of each other. No, I didn't do them all in the same week or day. That would quite the waste of time and work! These are all nail art that I have photographed from a couple months back and that I'm super proud of.

So this nail inspiration comes from "Belles de Jour" Season 4 Episode 1 of Gossip Girl. Blair wore this amazingly cute four-color Moschino Cherry dress from the Spring 2010 collection. I can't get over how incredibly adorable the print is!

Moschino Cherry Blossom Dress Spring 2010

I don't have an overly extensive nail polish collection so a lot of my nail art is improvised with whatever I have. Sometimes I would even mix nail polishes to achieve the coloursI want. I love nail polishes in general and I am always open to trying new brands. It can be a cheap Sally Hansen nail polish, or an unknown from a small Korean beauty shop, or even expensive high end brand. So in this blog, I am just going to name the generic colour and not the specific brand just because if you want to achieve this nail art, I rather you use whatever you already have. Again, it's all about improvisation and ingenuity!  

  • Black nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Baby blue nail polish (I did't have it, so I used light purple)
  • Pink nail polish
  • Lime green nail polish
  • Dark pink nail polish
  • Konad special nail polish in white, baby blue, blue, light pink, dark pink
  • Konad scraper and stamper
  • Konad M55 image plate
  • Dotter
  • Toothpick
  • Small paint brush


  1. Paint your base colours as follows: black (thumb, index, and middle), baby blue (ring finger), white (pinky). Allow it to dry.
  2. Using a dotting tool use the larger end to create large dark pink dots in a random pattern on your ring and pinky finger.  
    • After your dots have dried, use the smaller end of the dotting tool and create small light pink dots within the the larger dots to create depth. Tip: Press the dotting tool a little harder in order to create a larger dot
    • Again using the smaller end of the dotting tool, gently add a small dot within the cherry circle to give it "shine".
    • Finally use a toothpick to create a stem. 
  3. Use the M55 plate and Konad white special nail polish, stamp 2 apple image and 1 watermelon image. For the watermelon image, use a Q-tip to remove the seeds that has been transferred to the stamp.
  4. For the apples: use the lightest shade of the Konad special polish in blue and pink to fill in the apple. Then use the Konad special polish and place two small white dots within the apple to represent the core. Finally use a toothpick, dip it in to the darker shades, and draw in the leaves and stems. 
  5. To finish off the nail art, use the small paint brush and outline the apples and watermelon. 


  1. Stunning! I've never seen a design like this before

  2. Stunning! I've never seen a design like this before

  3. Amazingly creative, I love it!


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