Creative musings in bright colors

Precious Gems

I have been wanting to try this for months…but was loathe to cut my nails to an oval shape. Now that I have no choice, I decided to attempt Chalkboard Nails’s “Precious Gems” nail art! Her tutorial was super helpful.

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I have actually done this same design on a friend of mine a good long time ago, and have not yet gotten around to posting those photos. I’m going to have to do a guest-nails post sometime soon to show you guys the art I’ve done on friends! By the time I did these on myself, I didn’t have to franken any colors, and I used almost entirely cremes (on my friend I had to mix in some shimmers). Here I think I only had 2 (my second darkest pink and purple).

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The boyfriend thought they looked like rupees from Zelda, which I think is awesome! Although as far as I know there were no purple or pink rupees.

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Honestly, there are wayyyy too many colors here for me to even want to try and list them all. If you are curious about a specific one let me know and I’ll tell you what it is! I am so proud of my colorful collection 😀

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This is also probably one of the last super-colorful manis for a while, I am beginning to pack up in preparation for moving (last full weekend in April) and I don’t foresee digging 37 polishes (!!!!) out of their shoeboxes before I get settled in!

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Comments on: "Precious Gems" (7)

  1. myishia simmons said:

    You did an amazing job, very lovely. Did you do both hands? How long did it take?

    • Only one hand (I only paint my nails 2-3 times a weeks, so my hands are always different in an effort to update the blog daily). It took maybe an hour and a half? But at least 30-45 minutes of that was waiting for the base color to dry/watching youtube videos. So maybe an hour total?

  2. These are so amazing! I’ve been wanting to do some nails for Steven Universe, this would be great for that!

  3. […] rendition (on my own nails) can be found here while Chalkboard Nail’s original design can be found here. She even has a […]

  4. These turned out awesome. I want to give this a try too at some point

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