Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The Great Gatsby Nails

The Great Gatsby is out this week and I am in awe by how visual the movie is. I am definitely looking forward to watching it! Because of this movie, the roaring twenties fashion is coming back to style. I definitely love the aesthetic, but I bet is because the movie makes it look so good! I haven't had the chance to read the book, but I want to watch the movie first. Most people are always disappointed by the movie after they read the book. So hopefully since I have no expectation for the movie, I can enjoy it for what it is. I can't wait to see all the fashion and the glitz! 

To commemorate the opening of this movie I decided to create The Great Gatsby inspired nail. This nail art is inspired by the movie poster. I tried to recreate Daisy's (Carey Mulligan) profile with her gorgeous headpiece from the movie poster. Then I improvised Gatsby's profile. I think it turned out pretty well!

For more pictures, check it out after the jump!

This actually took a while to do. Everything was hand painted using polishes and a fine nail art brush. When you are painting on top of a dark background, always put a white backing so that the colours pop. The face actually took about two or three layers of polishes! The fine details obviously the most time consuming. The easiest part was the gold lines design. I just took part of the poster and simplified it. You can always use nail strip tape to help you out, but I chose to do it free hand because it was quicker!  The entire nail art probably took me about an hour and a half to do because of the drying time. I hope you enjoy this nail design!


  1. That is amazing, you are very talented!

  2. Fantastic! You captured everything perfectly! I read the book in high school and I remember feeling kind of sad when I read it. Have fun at the movie!


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