Wishlist Wednesday: Nail Art

by KimandMakeup

I have talked about how I usually like to do my own manicures at home.  It has been probably about two years or so since I went to a nail salon to pay someone else to paint my nails.  While I love the amount of money I save/ get to spend on other things, it is my birthday next month and I am planning on treating myself to a gel/ shellac (are they different?) manicure.  I am really looking forward to having something that won’t chip.  

Since this is a one time thing, I thought that maybe I would get something more unique than just a standard one- color all over paint job.  Something I can’t paint myself are designs.  I usually like minimal- style nails best, but since it is my birthday I think it will be fun to switch it up just this once.  Below are some cute designs I have seen on Pinterest that I am picking from.


Evil Eye


This design is adorable and a bit edgy/ trendy- right up my alley.




This is a funky yet simple choice that gives a nod to my love of glam and beauty.  I would probably do one hand painted  white with two fingers like shown of lashes in black, then the opposite on the other hand- black nails with two white lashes.  



These are such a cute throwback. I remember trying to paint little dot flowers on my hands with my friends as a kid.  The print is cute and busy.  The dress I will be wearing has a mixture of prints on it, so I like the idea of adding another.

Holographic Foil


I saw these on Amanda Ensing recently and became obsessed.  These Instas are from the nail place I will be going next week, so I might give this design a try.



For this one, I would just do one cute cat on all black nails.  My cat is black with yellow eyes, and rules my life so I would love to have his cute little face on my hands.

Negative Space Half Moon



All images for this post were found on Pinterest and Instagram, not mine.

This one is my favorite.  I love the idea of having something that won’t show my grow out so I can milk this design as long as possible.  If I go for this, on the colored portion I would do either pastel pink, red, black, or white.

Knowing myself, I may walk out of there with simple just all white nails and be so happy with it.  Treat yo self.


UPDATE 6/30/16: Got the half moon shape!