Friday, April 7, 2017

Nail Crazies Unite: Hippy/Boho

Hello Readers!

Today's post is for the "Nail Crazies Unite" group on Facebook, and this week's prompt is "Hippy/Boho". The images that came to mind when I thought about that theme were blue skies, dreamcatchers, and woodgrain.

I decided to try a little bit of free hand sponging to try to make my cloudy background more realistic.

For my sky base, I used China Glaze "For Audrey" to make a nice deep, blue sky like the kind we see in the Southwest.

To create the clouds, I cut a tiny corner off of a sponge and held it with my tweezers. First I sponged on some white, then I added a tiny bit of grey over that for shading.

My dream catcher and "Dream Big" phrase come from this Bundle Monster plate from the "Festival" collection. I made a little decal with the dream catcher so I could fill it in a little bit.

My woodgrain image comes from another Bundle Monster plate, from the "Secret Garden" collection.

Finally, my little daisies come from this plate from the Born Pretty store; they are actually from one of the potted plant images but I just wanted the daisies because they remind me of flower crowns. I just placed the "pot" off of the nail.

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope you enjoyed this mani; this I think is one of my favorites! Check out the link-up below for more hippy/boho inspired nail art!


  1. This is one of my favorite mani! I love the sky, the woodgrain and phrase... *_*

    1. Thank you so much! This was one of those manis that I got super excited when I had the idea for it- I really love it a lot. It's nice to hear I'm not alone in that! ;)

  2. That is one of the plates I seriously debated on last year! Then remember I literally stink at stamping! Love the colors and the design! Seriously just loved this theme! Love the current day Boho Chic style!

    1. Lol well I don't think you stink at stamping, but why stamp when you have beautiful freehand skills. ;) Thank you for your sweet words!

  3. It does have the hippie touch, lovely!