Gotta Catch 'Em All

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Hey Guys!

So I'm back with these super cute Pokemon nails. I was hoping to blog about these on Sunday but it's just taken a little longer than expected. If you follow me on Instagram you will have already seen these.

I'm so happy with how they turned out! Here is a closer look:


Here you can see I pained a Pokeball on my thumb, Bulbasaur on my pointer, Charmander on my middle nail, Pikachu on my ring finger and Squirtle on my pinkie.

They were all painted freehand - I even created little pictorials for them all which is why the editing took longer!

Products used:

  • Ella Mila Polish: Pure Love
  • Ella Mila Polish: Beach Resort Blue
  • Ella Mila Polish: Ibiza Breeze
  • Sally Hansen: Sun Kissed
  • Tanya Burr Cosmetics: Mischief Managed
  • Nails Inc: Seven Dials 
  • Acrylic Paint 
  • Dotting Tools 
  • Pure Color Glamour 1 brush
  • Pure Color 9 brush.

I also created some picture tutorials to show you how I created them. So I'll take you through each nail in turn:

 Pokeball:

  1. Start off painting your nail white and then let it dry COMPLETELY. I used a quick dry top coat. It is essential it is fully dry before the next step of the polish will be pulled off!
  2. Apply tape horizontally across half of the nail (make sure the tape isnt too sticky masking tape or similar is best). 
  3. Paint the top half of the nail red 
  4. Pull the tape off IMMEDIATELY! This is really important to get a clean line! 
  5. Using a striping brush and black paint trace over the divide line. 
  6. Using a large dotting tool place a black dot in the centre of the line. 
  7. Using a smaller dotting tool, place a white dot in the centre of the black dot just created. 
  8. Apply your top coat and you're done!

Bulbasaur:

  1.  Apply a mint green polish and let it dry completely. I added a quick dry top coat - This is really useful when using acrylic paints as you can rub away mistakes! Using a detail brush and black paint create two small lines for the nose.
  2. With the same brush create two rounded triangular eyes and the mouth. 
  3. Using white paint fill in the eyes. 
  4. With red paint create smaller triangles within the eyes leaving a white section towards the outside.
  5. Using a dotting tool and white paint create two pupils. 
  6. With the black paint and a detailer brush create the outline of the teeth and the tongue. 
  7. Using white paint fill in the teeth. Fill in the corners of the mouth with a red/brown paint and the tongue with pink. 
  8. Go over the outlines with black paint again and tidy up the lines. Using the same brush create two lines above the eyes.
  9. Outline the red part of the eye with black paint.With a green/turquoise paint create three rounded triangles to the top of the face. Finish with a topcoat. 

Charmander:

  1. Paint the nail orange and let it dry completely. Using black paint and a detailer brush create two lines for the nose. 
  2. Create two rounded/arched eyes.
  3. Create the mouth shape similar to this bracket '}'
  4. Add two pointy teeth. 
  5. Fill in the eyes with white paint. 
  6. Add black paint over this leaving a small section of white towards the outside. 
  7. With a dark turquoise paint create the curved shapes towards the bottom of the eyes.
  8. With a dotting tool add two pupils.
  9. Create two lines above the eyes.Fill in the teeth and then neaten up the lines again. Apply a top coat to finish.

Pikachu:

  1. Paint your nail yellow and let it dry completely. 
  2. Using a detailer brush and black paint create a small nose. 
  3. Create the mouth similar to a teddy bear or cat. Then create the open mouth underneath. 
  4. Create the outline of the tongue and then fill in the top section a dark red/brown. 
  5. Fill in the tongue with pink paint then neaten up the lines. 
  6. Using a large dotting tool create two eyes. 
  7. Using a smaller dotting tool create two white dots for the pupils. 
  8. Again using large dotting tool and red paint create the cheeks. 
  9. Finish the design with a top coat.

Squirtle:

  1. Paint the nail blue and let it dry completely. 
  2. Using black paint create two lines for the nose. 
  3. Create two rounded/arched eyes.
  4. Fill in the eyes with white paint.
  5. Fill the eyes in with black paint leaving a small section towrds the outside. 
  6. With brown paint create the curved shapes towards the bottom of the eyes. 
  7. Add pupils with a dotting tool and create two lines above the eyes. 
  8. Create the mouth similar to Charmander
  9. Apply a top coat. 
Hope this is helpful for you guys - You would not  believe how long they took with editing and all!


That's it! I really hope you guys like them. I absolutely love them and I'm really happy with how they turned out! I'd love to see if you guys have a go and again sorry for the delay in posting! I'm going to post again on Friday then get back on track with Wednesday and Sunday uploads!

Rach xx





2 comments

  1. What a fab post! I'm still a massive Pokemon go fan, have a few left to catch! Love the nails too, the little pictorials are so cute.
    Vicky x
    @thepolishlist

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    1. Aww thank you! I haven't been on it for ages - Pokemon yellow for the Game Boy was my jam!

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