Freehand Loch Ness Monster Nail Art

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you've had a fantastic week, cheers to the weekend ahead!

Today I have another freehand design for you. I've wanted to do this idea for quite sometime but I couldn't quite work out how I wanted it to look. My idea was to feature the mighty, magical and often debated Loch Ness monster.

I decided not to really follow any references (or theories, rather) and to paint my Nessie as I would like to imagine her, I'm saying 'her' because I really think mine looks rather feminine. I've also painted her to look quite kind and friendly!

Glossy version.



If you guys have followed me for a while, or if you've come across my nail art before you probably know I love painting water. Beach scenes, oceans.. I just find it truly relaxing and this was exactly the same.

I used my usual base coat, OPI's 'Nail Envy' and once dried I applied two coats of 'One's' blue nail polish in #207. This is one of the polishes my mum picked up for me in Greece and to me it looks like a beautiful summer sky captured in a bottle!

Next I applied a coat of my Pro-FX top coat, drying within minutes I was then able to crack out the acrylic paints and get to work with my brushes. I finished it off by sealing the design in with two more thin coats of top coat and eventually added my Barry M matte top coat.

I can't decide which version I like best, glossy or matte. Do you guys have a preference on this one?

What do you think of my Loch Ness monster? Would you want to befriend her?

Have a fantastic weekend, thank you so much for stopping by! I'll catch you again on Monday for more nail art fun! 


Love,
Ithi
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  1. Amazing mani!! All the details are so perfect: the water, the Loch Ness monster. :D

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  2. Aww, that's the cutest Nessie I've ever seen! ♥

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  3. You have an amazing talent! I can't even begin to imagine how much time it took with this kind of detail. Bravo! Can you do my nails? LOL

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    1. Haha thank you Robyn! Somewhere between 3-4 hours for this design.. Phew.. I needed a break when I was done, haha :)

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  4. Wow, your nails are so cool! I wish I can do my nails like that, that's real talent!

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  5. Amazing. I'd say I like the matte one, cause I love the dull look matte give but with this design and it being water I say the gloss works best makes it look like the water sparkles.

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    1. Thank you very much, Cia! I am a sucker for matte top coats so I normally take pictures of my designs in both glossy and matte :)

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  6. My daughter and I love your art. Can't wait to check out your tutorials and videos

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie, if you show her I'd love to know what she thought :) Sadly my tutorial collection is very small but I am now branching into videos :D

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  7. I am bowled over by your talent! Love the nail art; it looks so wonderful and inspiring. And fun! So much fun to look at!
    www.thequeenofstyle.com

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  8. Wow!! This is so beautiful. You are an artist. Well done!

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  9. Oh, these are just so wonderful! It is very apparent that you enjoy painting water by how amazing your art is! She is the sweetest Nellie. I love it both glossy and matte.

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    1. Thank you so much Kimett and for sharing this on google+. I am so glad you like it!

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  10. wow! you got talent on this. really creative and awesome. Im looking forward to learn this one. is this hard?

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    1. Thank you very much! I would say this is one of my harder designs as it is mostly made up of acrylic paint and took around 4 hours. If you give it a go or recreate it I'd love to see your version!

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  11. Wow! You are so incredibly talented! This is absolutely adorable! I'm going to have to show this to my sister! She loves nail art!

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I'd love to know what she thinks if she see's my nail art :)

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  12. Wow you are so talented! Love these nails.

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  13. Nessie is adorable and I would definitely like to have her as a friend :)
    I think the shiny one is a little more appropriate as she's all wet and wet isn't matte, or at least the incessant rain over here isn't ;)

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    1. Aww thank you darling Joyce! I'd want to be friends with her too! Now that you say that.. the glossy version is rather fitting! <3

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  14. Oh my gosh these are so totally cute and adorable!! I'd love to do my nails like that!! Super fun! Shell

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  15. Wow wow! You have got a skill! So beautiful. Nail art is a special art isn't it? Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much, Anna! Very kind of you to say :D

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  16. Nessie is soooo cute! Did you paint it on both hands? I never could quite get how to paint my right fingers with my left (cuz I'm right-handed). Love how you did the blue skies and waters!

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    1. Thank you, Tiffany! I'll be entirely honest and say I'm not highly ambidextrous but I also don't paint my other hand very often because designs like these can take up to four hours. By then I am itching for a break and by the time comes around its time for a new design altogether!

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  17. this e nail art are amazing, I wish I can do that, thanks for sharing

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  18. Oh wow that is so super creative!!! I must say, without having any template or design to actually follow, you did an amazing job!! 😉

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