Nail Art For Nubs: Grape Nail Art

grape nail art, nail art for nubs, nail art for short nails

grape nail art, nail art for nubs, nail art for short nails

Grape Nail Art

This nail art was actually inspired by a yoda manicure I was trying to pull off (but failed miserably at). As I was looking at this green on my nails and trying to execute the other design, I was also pondering what I wanted to do for nail art for nubs. For some reason the green suddenly made me think of patterns I have seen in stores of grapes on various backgrounds. I thought the green (Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Lickety-Split Lime) would make a great base shade for a design, and am super happy I chose it.

The grapes, vines, and embellishments were all done with acrylic paints. I even added a touch of gold to the green to add another layer of interest to my design. I gotta say, I was super happy with how this turned out. I would do this design again, and even mix up what colors I put in for a background. I decided to skip using my dotting tool to make the grapes, and am happy I skipped it. I think the hand painted grapes are a lot more pleasing to the eye than the super crisp edges that would have come with using a dotting tool. If you are going to use one, I would try to make the circles look a tad uneven.

Have you ever attempted a similar design? What was your color scheme?

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  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    This looks perfect! Love it!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I just saw this pic on Facebook and thought what a clever and unique idea: grapes!

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    So cute!

  • erikatheicyone

    I like your manicure. And now I want some grapes… :D

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

    I love your manis. You get so creative, and detailed. Love this!!!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    SO so cute!!!

  • http://polishinsomniac.blogspot.com jbrobeck

    Your skills continue to amaze me! This may be my favorite to date!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Super cute!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Super cute! LOVE the detail!

  • http://www.everydaybeautyblog.com/ EBBlogAshley

    Wow, hands down one of the best manis I’ve seen in a while. Great job! I love the grapes… =)

  • Noelle

    SO cute! Great job!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    It’s so neat and cute!

  • Kelly R

    This is adorable! I love it!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Such a cute design!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    OOOOOO Grapes!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    So cute!

  • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

    Now that’s just Totes Adorbs!

  • Justina

    You have the world’s CUTEST nail art! Love this.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    you make the cutest nail art for short nails

  • kSquaredGlamour

    such a fun mani!

  • Anastasia

    That is so whimsical, I love the design! I really like that subtle hint of gold on the vines, it adds a lot of complexity and depth to the pattern <3

  • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

    Super cute. I love the color combo too

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Simply adorable!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    Suddenly, I want wine… lol! Great Grapes!

  • http://tanejasbride.com Shipra Taneja

    So cute! :)

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    I love this!

  • Betzy Carmona

    Very pretty