Monday, November 20, 2017

CND Nightspell Collection Swatches

I'm finally getting kind of caught up with my swatches! Today I'll be taking a look at CND's Fall 2017 Collection called Nightspell! This fall line is “reminiscent of precious jewels” and the shades “blur the boundaries between night and day.”

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Caught in Your Web

Halloween might be over for another year, but I still wanted to share this cobweb-covered design with you guys!

Friday, November 17, 2017

DAY6 Live and Meet in Toronto 2017

Hey guys! So some of you may already be aware, but back in October I was able to get tickets to see Day6 live in Toronto! As with the other concerts I've had the privilege of attending in the past few years, (EXO'luXion in Vancouver and Shinee World V in Toronto), I wanted to do a nail design for it!

The first half of this post will talk a little bit more about the nail design, and then in the second half I'll go a bit more in depth on my concert experience! ✌

Monday, November 13, 2017


Doesn't Taemin's latest comeback just make you want to... move? 😉
Lame jokes aside, I was really impressed with Move - both the song and the album - and while I may be a little bit biased, it was definitely one of my favourite comebacks of the year. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

I got a new pendant for my birthday this year and I thought it would make a cute, fall nail design!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

I'm Feeling 22

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22!
So I'm definitely a little bit late with these, but it was my 22nd birthday last month and these are the nails I did to celebrate!

Thursday, November 02, 2017


Hey guys! A little while ago BTS came back with their latest album Love Yourself: Her, and I wanted to do a nail design inspired by the music video for their promotional track DNA!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

CND Playland Collection Swatches

A few months ago the lovely people at CND sent me their Creative Play Playland Collection to try out! I don't know how other artists feel about swatching, but I always find it to be rather time consuming to swatch and photograph 8 polishes, so it took me a while to put time aside to sit and test out these polishes. With that being said, you guys may recognize some of the polishes I'll be showing you in this post because I started using them in designs way before I had the opportunity to test them out fully.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Dress to Kilt

More fall nails! 🍂🍁
I think this is my first attempt at plaid nails and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out! ❤️

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Triple Threat

Even though it's technically autumn now we haven't really had much fall-like weather lately. That hasn't been enough to keep me from doing some autumn-appropriate nail designs though!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Hey guys!
Last week I shared a design inspired by the teasers for EXO's 4th Repackage Album The War: The Power of Music. This week's design is kind of similar, but is inspired by the music video for the album's title track, Power!

Monday, October 09, 2017

The Power of Music

Hey guys!
Today's design is inspired by the teasers leading up to the release of EXO's 4th repackage album The War: The Power of Music!

Monday, October 02, 2017


Hey guys!
Today's design is another one I did back in the summer. This one is inspired by the song Island off of Winner's latest mini album Our Twenty For!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

All Night

Ok, so I'm totally behind in posting designs to the blog but I'm going to try to get back on top of things and hopefully stay on top of things in the coming months.

I did this design back around mid-August in honour of Girls' Generation's 10 year anniversary and the release of their 6th full-length album Holiday Night! I focused specifically on the music video for the song All Night and tried to tap into all the glitter and glam that SNSD rocked in the video.
Happy 10 Years Girls!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sunday, August 06, 2017


I've noticed some other people doing this as well, but after seeing Sehun rocking some nail art the past few weeks and I wanted to recreate his nails for myself ✌🏻

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Ko Ko Bop

Shimmy shimmy Ko Ko Bop, I think I like it ~
Summer usually brings with it a slew of comebacks in the kpop world and this year has been no different. A few weeks ago EXO came back with their 4th full album "The War" and a music video for Ko Ko Bop, the title track from the album. Ko Ko Bop is definitely a switch up from the style exo showed last summer with Monster and Lucky One, this time going for a very summery style and a reggae inspired beat. Like the exo-l I am, I obviously had to make a design inspired by my faves' new track that's every bit as summery as their new concept! 

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Better Together

Some things are just better together... like ice cream and waffle cones!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Schiaparelli #1

A few months ago I did a design inspired by one of the looks from Schiaparelli's Spring 2017 Couture Collection and now I'm back with another design inspired by the same line!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Red Flavor

It's been wayyyy too long since I've done a Red Velvet design, and their most recent comeback with The Red Summer and the promotional track Red Flavor provided the perfect opportunity to remedy that!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Celadon Maebyeong Bottle

The second design that I made for my trip to Korea was this one inspired by Goryeo dynasty Korean celadon ceramics!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Korean Flag

Those of you who follow me on Instagram (@nyanails) already know that I spent three weeks last month in South Korea for a graduation trip with some of my friends! We had a ton of fun there and it was an experience I'm sure none of us will ever forget.
Before heading off on our travels though I painted a few designs inspired by the country to post while I was away! Unfortunately, I had planned to use my 14 hour flight to edit the photos of the designs but got on the plane only to realize that there were no outlets >.< Since my laptop only holds about 3 hours worth of charge I didn't get all of the photos edited on the plane and then didn't really have time to be editing while I on my trip, which is why they're being posted now - after my trip!
The first design that I did for the trip was this one inspired by Korea's flag!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Grad Floral

A few weeks ago I graduated from university with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree! I wasn't really sure what to do with my nails for the occasion so I decided to match them with the dress I wore to the ceremony!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Monday, June 05, 2017

Spaced Out

Hey guys! I haven't done space nails in a while, and this one is a little different from the other galaxy designs I've done in the past. Instead of gradients and glitter, for this take on a space mani i focused more on planets with a solid background to give a more cartoonish feel!

Friday, June 02, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Hey guys!
After doing a really complicated design for my last set of nails (inspired by EXO-CBX's Japanese debut) I wanted to do something simple and fresh this time around!

Friday, May 12, 2017


Hey guys! EXO-CBX recently released the short version of the music video for KA-CHING!, the first song off of their Japanese debut mini album! The music video was really colourful which made for a fun nail design!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Schiaparelli #15

I haven't done a fashion-inspired design in a while and since I have time now that exams are over I decided to spend a day going through runway fashion to look for nail inspiration!
One of the runways that I found had some really interesting patterns that were fun for nail designs was Schiaparelli's Spring 2017 Couture Collection.

Friday, April 28, 2017


Today's design is inspired by IU's new music video for her song Palette! I really love the vibe of the song and the aesthetics of the video so I wanted to make a design inspired by it!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hop To It

I'm a little late for Easter, but here's some cute little bunnies for spring!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Up and Away

Hey guys!
I've been really busy with final projects and exams this past month but now that this semester is over I have time to update the blog again and get back on top of posting my designs! I did this particular design near the beginning of April.

Monday, April 03, 2017


Ok, so I usually try to limit my kpop designs to only very current songs, (or else with the number of requests I get I would literally be doing nothing but kpop designs for the rest of my life), but this idea has been stuck in my head ever since Lovelyz released their music video for WoW! back in February and I just couldn't let it go! 

Sunday, April 02, 2017


Hey guys! 
A little while ago I received a purple holo polish from Born Pretty Store to review, and after I swatched it I decided to add a design over top of it for spring!

Friday, March 24, 2017

SHINee World V in Toronto

Hey guys! If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know that my friend Joanne and I were able to get tickets to see SHINee at the Sony Center in Toronto last Sunday! The concert was a lot of fun and obviously I couldn't go to the show without having my nails decked out in SHINee colours!

The first half of this post will be about the nails and then I'll talk a little bit more about my concert experience in the second half :)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

St. Patrick's Day 2017

I hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day! This year's design was pretty simple, just a pale green gradient paired with gold dots and some darker green shamrocks over top of it. Even though it's simple I think it was really cute for the occasion ^^

Thursday, March 09, 2017

CND Rhythm & Heat Collection Swatches

Hey guys!
Last month I was invited by CND Canada to attend a launch event for their new Rhythm and Heat Collection for Summer 2017! The event was joint event with Revlon professional so in addition to getting a manicure in one of CND's new colours we also got a keratin treatment for our hair (and I have to say that my hair definitely felt softer afterwards)!

Today I'll be showing you my swatches of the 6 polishes in the new Rhythm and Heat Collection and sharing my thoughts on each of them!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Sunshine State

When I was in Florida a few weeks ago I picked up a new phone case from Pac Sun and I thought it would make a cute nail design!

Friday, March 03, 2017

Spring Day

Passing by the edge of the cold winter, until the days of spring, until the days of the flower blossoms ðŸŒ¸❄️

BTS recently came back with a repackage album You Never Walk Alone and as soon as I saw the mv I knew I wanted to do a design inspired by their title track Spring Day!

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Second Valentine's Day design of the year!
A bit of a different take on the classic heart-tip design.

Heart of Gold

Late valentines day design, (but really you could rock this design any time of the year!)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Marble Slab

I'm behind on uploading designs again, but this marble design is something that I did back in Mid-January for my graduation photos!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

2017, Year of the Rooster

I'm a little bit late posting this, but hopefully everyone who celebrates had a lovely Lunar New Year!

In the past I've tried to stick with a black/white/red theme for my Chinese New Year's designs, but last year I did something a little different after seeing some cute graphics for the Year of the Monkey. This year I decided to go back to the style I had used for CNY designs in the past!

Sunday, January 29, 2017


After swatching a few polishes from Londontown in my last post, I wanted to do a design with one of the polishes! Like I mentioned before, BRILL-ant way my favourite out of the 4 polishes I tried out and so I did a simple but cool geometric design over top of it.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Londontown Lakur Swatches

I was recently contacted by LONDONTOWN about trying out some of their lakur polishes. This is a brand that isn't available in-stores in Canada so I was curious to try it out!
The package I was sent included 4 of their lakur polishes, a base coat, a gel topcoat (no lamp required), a drying oil, and a cuticle oil.

LONDONTOWN polishes and other nail products are 9-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, and infused with Florium complex.

Friday, January 13, 2017

For Life

Let's all just pretend that I'm not almost a month late with this design...
A lot went on behind-the-scenes of this design which ended up pushing back its creation, but even with everything going on I still wanted to make this design inspired by EXO's third winter special album For Life!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Winter Pusheen

First design of the year!
I've been meaning to do a Pusheen design for a long time and when I saw a graphic of this cute kitty drinking hot cocoa while I was browsing Pinterest, I knew that now was the perfect time to get this off of my to-do list!

Monday, January 02, 2017

Year in Manicures: 2016

Happy new year everyone!

2016 has been a really busy year for me which sometimes meant that I wasn't able to keep all of my social media accounts as up to date as I would have liked, and also meant that I wasn't able to do as many designs this year as I ideally would have liked to. With that being said, I did manage to create a grand total of 66 designs this year and received some pretty awesome opportunities! Before getting started on new designs for 2017 I just wanted to take a look back at my Top 16 Designs of 2016!