Monday, July 16, 2012

Nail Art: Sailor Moon!

Hi guys!  It's been a while since I did some real complicated nail art, so I'm a liiiittle rusty.  However, I just couldn't resist doing a celebratory manicure for the announcement that there will be another Sailor Moon anime released next year!  I'm a huge Sailor Moon fan.  In case you were wondering or had any doubts.  I think I mention how excited I am about this at least once a day to my family and friends.  I do wonder how long before they get tired of it, but until then, I'm going to keep fangirling and doing SM manicures =D

I forgot just how much it stinks to photograph nail art that may have gotten a little bit messy while I painted it.  I apologize for not completely cleaning it up!  The background was done with China Glaze Splish Splash from the recent summer neon collection.  I put down a coat of white, then blended in Splish Splash.  I added the pink with Zoya Lara and the mint is a blend of Zoya Tracie, Wednesday and a little white.  Unfortunately, I don't have a good picture of it on its own, but it was actually really lovely!

I based this manicure on this clip because I LOVED the transformation scene when I was a kid.  Sailor Moon meant so much to me.  I watched the first season when I was in third grade every morning before I went to school.  Yep, this was before Toonami aired it.  I cried my eyes out the morning that they stopped playing it and started playing Samurai Pizza Cats.  (A show I could never love after it robbed me of Sailor Moon.)  She is seriously the best super hero ever!  

I had to make a stencil for the moon on my index finger after trying and failing to make it look like a moon the first couple times.  Everything else was freehanded with nail art brushes.  I also forgot how tiny I needed my brushes to be to work with.  I ended up trimming a junky one down to about half its size and it was still hard to work with.  But now I'm in the mood for nail art again, so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!


  1. This is absolutely museum-worthy.

  2. You had me at Sailor Moon! I am a die-hard fan too and remember the mornings I would wake up and watch SM before school. I even had videotapes that were dubbed in Chinese. I was so happy to hear that a new series was to be made next year. Exciting! Your manicure is so amazing!! I especially like the nail with SM's skirt, the bow is a nice touch :)