April 03, 2013

Scrabble Nail Art

I rarely get an idea for nails and instantly do them, normally I just write them down somewhere and say I'll do it later at some point as I'd be enjoying whatever manicure I was currently sporting. Today however, I had a simple enough idea and thought yup, I think I'll try it out. I honestly don't know how it came about though, I think I was trying to figure out what I thought about Scrabble jewelry or something then thought why not just paint it on.

At first I thought I'd just leave my thumb as a bank square piece that do exist in game but then I changed my mind and did a random paw print symbol. I figure there'd be a loose connection to the Mreow in my blog name. Even though it seems like a rather werewolf-y paw print.

The base color I used was a creamy white shade, even though it may seem completely white due to white balancing in the above photos. As it is a light color and as I applied really thin layers, for true opaqueness I had to apply 3 coats. I don't own the game so I just googled Scrabble letters for their scores. This was done freehand so it's far from perfect, I did wipe off a nail and reapply the polish quite a few times until I eventually just settled. Now I say freehand but I did use a special nail art pen that I had mentioned in an earlier post from Inglot cosmetics which does make the process much easier. At some point, I'm definitely going to invest in a few more nail art pens as they come in pretty handy. 

Products Used
Illamasqua's nail varnish in Load
Inglot's black nail art pen, number 36 
Illamasqua's Nail Top Coat


  1. Replies
    1. Glad it didn't throw people off xD

  2. wow , look nice, I like it.

  3. Very nice! My daughter just painted my name on my nails.

    1. Awesome! I'd love to see pictures!

  4. This is a fun idea. I'm visiting from Thumping Thursday.

  5. "Cool post!
    Much love,
    "Really enjoyed my stay here on your blog <3