I think I’ve found the only nail art I ever want on my nails for the rest of my life. I followed Kelly’s (Basecoat-Topcoat) EPIC opal tutorial and OH MY GOD!!! I CAN’T STOP STARING AT MY NAILS! I might be my own driving hazard. 

  • Zoya - Robyn
  • Zoya - Creamy
  • Zoya - Mickey
  • Zoya - Sweet
  • Jessica - Ava
  • China Glaze - Papaya Punch 
  • China Glaze - Luxe and Lush
  • China Glaze - Def Defying
  • China Glaze - Flyin’ High
  • Essie - Ballet Slippers
  • Essie - Blanc
  • OPI - Goldeneye
  • ORLY - Sashay My Way
  • Nubar - White Polka Dot
  • Nails Inc - The Donmar
  • Milani - Totally 80s
  • NYC - High Line Green

It’s not time for another one of my semi-regularly scheduled nail art posts, is it? OH WAIT IT TOTALLY IS.

I swear, I don’t show you guys half of the shit that goes on my nails, but these in particular are making me so happy that I just had to share them. They’re opals! On my fingers! I used this nifty tutorial from @basecoat-topcoat—with just some minor changes because I proved to be quite inept at the suggested method. I love how they turned out and have been wiggling my fingers around like a lunatic all day because ~look at the pretty sparkles~

The Illustrated Nail for Barry M!

@barrymcosmetics DISCO NAILS by Sophie Harris-Greenslade at The Illustrated Nail featuring Barry M’s amazing Crystal Glaze Topcoat!

You will need:

Nail File LEEB13

3 IN 1 Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener NP54

Nail Paint in Black NP47

Topcoat in Crystal Glaze NPCG1

Nail Paint in Matte White NP66

Striping Brush

Nail Paint Corrector Pen

Sign up to the Barry M YouTube page for more amazing make up and nail art tutorials


DISCO (pink) LEMONADE - P.O.T.W. - N.Y.C. - polyester pink

  • N.Y.C. - polyester pink + lexington yellow
  • Love & Beauty - hot pink
  • N.O.P.I. - hit the lights
  • fimo slices.

Stay tuned for the tutorial on how i created this look!

This is the second look using N.Y.C. - polyester pink. Visit the CHALLENGES -> P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches!

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share you guys my #bestietwinnails with the super incredibly talented Kelly from basecoat-topcoat. I was honored that she accepted to do this with me, since I’ve been a fan of her nail art. She is definitely one to follow, if your not!! So for our bestie, we both were inspired by marcjacobsintl floral pattern. Loved how they both came out! I highly suggest you go follow @kellyohstein (on Instagram), you won’t regret it!



@basecoat-topcoat has outdone herself this time. Since I’ll never be able to afford an actual piece from Valentino’s Cosmo Collection, I figured this was the next best thing. Plus, this way I can “wear” Valentino every day. I feel so fancy!

ICYMI, @basecoat-topcoat (aka Kelly Ornstein) is the best nail artist ever. She did my galaxy nails, Hubble nails, and visible spectrum via Pink Floyd nails too. 

As you might expect, I’m having a hard time paying attention to the real world and not swooning over my nails all day, everyday. ;) 

- Summer

The Illustrated Nail for BARRY M!

@BarryMcosmetics NAIL ART TUTORIAL…Matte Polka Dots by Sophie Harris-Greenslade at The Illustrated Nail

Subscribe to the Barry M YouTube page for more amazing tutorials at

You Will Need:

Barry M Nail File LEEB133

Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener NP54

Matte Nail Paint in Caramel MNP3

Matte Nail Paint in Espresso MNP1

Nail Paint in Matte White NP66

Matte Nail Paint in Crush MNP2

Matte Nail Paint in Mocha MNP5

Matte Nail Paint in Vanilla MNP4

Piece of foil

Dotting Tool

Thank you Barry M, I had so much fun making these nail tutorial videos with you!


AFGHANITE - #1 in the “Get Stoned” series Part 5 & P.O.T.W. - Revlon - mysterious

  • Revlon - Mysterious
  • O.P.I. - no room for the blues + bling dynasty
  • Sally Hansen - pacific blue + indi-glow + white on
  • OCC makeup - pagan
  • Essie -butler please
  • Forever 21 - marina

This is the last look using Revlon - mysterious. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.


WILD MOSS - P.O.T.W. - Sally Hansen - Bubblegum Pink

* inspired by this awesome print by Ernst Haeckel  ”Plate 72: Muscinae” (1904), from the German Art movement Kuntsformmen Der Nature**

  • Sally Hansen - bubblegum pink + breezy blue + mint sorbet + white on + black out
  • Essie - go overboard + sew psyched
  • Love & Beauty - Red 
  • O.P.I. - jade is the new black + funky dunky
  • N.O.P.I. - hit the lights
  • L’Oreal - tangerine crush
  • Sinful Colors - mint apple

This is the last look featuring Sally Hansen - bubblegum pink. Visit the CHALLENGES -> P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.


WHATEVER - P.O.T.W. - Cult Cosmetics - laguna

  • Cult Cosmetics - laguna
  • Essie - naughty nautical
  • Revlon - expresso + coastal surf + urban
  • N.Y.C. - lexington yellow
  • Sally Hansen - white on

This is the second look featuring Cult Cosmetics - laguna. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.


FEEDING FRENZY - P.O.T.W. - Cult Cosmetics - Hollywood Hillls

Another shark week inspired deisgn!

  • Cult Cosmetics - hollywood hills
  • Sinful Colors - hip to be a square
  • Revlon - expresso + coastal surf

This is the second ook using Cult Cosmetics - hollywood hills. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.



CHECK OUT PARTS ((1)) ((2)) ((3)) HERE<– & click on the title to see the inspo image and original post!

  1. Mother of Pearl 3
  2. Pink Agate
  3. Fluorite
  4. Brazillian Opal
  5. Raw Aquamarine
  6. Fluorite Chacopyrite
  7. Opal Dendrite
  8. Amethyst Lace Agate
  9. Amber 
  10. Rose Quartz 2.0



WATERCOLOR HEARTS - P.O.T.W. - Revlon - Privileged

*inspired by this cute print, “watercolor heart print” by Yukamila

  • Revlon - privileged + fresh linen
  • Deborah Lippman - i know what boys like
  • Color Club - je ne sais quoi
  • Essie - bikini so teeny + naughty nautical + mod square
  • O.P.I. - hotter than you pink
  • Sally Hansen - bubble gum pink
  • Love & Beauty - mint + coral + marina

This is the third look using Revlon - privileged. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.


MOD PRINT - P.O.T.W. - Revlon - emerald city (matte suede)

  • Revlon - emerald city
  • Color Club - perfect mol-ten + sea glass
  • Essie - turquoise & caicos
  • Sally Hansen - white on 

This is the second look using Revlon - Emerald City. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches from previously featured polishes!