Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Katy Perry-Inspired Yin Yang Nails

I have been feeling a little more adventurous with nail art lately, so I set out to find a cute design that I thought I might--big emphasis on might--be able to replicate. I came across these yin yang nails Katy Perry sported on the cover of Elle last year and thought they looked fun!

I'm a closet Katy fan and I love that you can tell she's a fellow "nail girl." She always has something fun going on with her manicures!

To replicate Katy's look, I started with a white base of Illamasqua Scorch, then drew the black half of the yin yang in with an Art Club striper. To finish it off, I used a dotting tool for the dots. So here's my version of Katy's nails!

I actually think this design would have been easier to do on shorter nails. By my standards, mine are getting a little long! It was kind of tricky to try and stretch the curves on the design all the way along my nail.

It came out a little messy (I didn't realize until I was going through these pictures that the design on my middle finger looks kinda wonky) and topcoat smeared a few of my dots, but other than that, I'm pretty pleased with this mani. A year ago, I doubt I would have even attempted this at all, so hey, that's progress!


  1. Awesome design! I think it turned out great.

  2. Aw, yeah! More nail art from Chelsea!! I love this look, and I really am impressed with how well you balanced the black and white--not just on each individual nail, but also getting each nail to match the others too. That's the stuff I have the hardest time with--just getting things to be EVEN! >_<

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! That was definitely the hardest part for me too, especially on my right hand. I had to re-do my right middle finger four or five times and it just about drove me nuts!!

  3. Ooh I love your re-creation! This is super cute!


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