Freehand Grimm Brother's Hanzel & Gretel Nail Art

Allo polish Pals!

Hello, hello and lots of hugs to you all. I hope you had an awesome weekend? Did you get up to anything interesting? - do tell, I love to know what you guy have been up to. Without working the week and weekend all seem to merge in to one, I need to start planning more things to do during the weekend to make it more fun.

Today's nail art is inspired by the famous Grimm brothers and their fairy tale Hansel & Gretel. I don't know if you know but I really love painting with black and white paint because it feels like a challenge to get various tones and to make certain parts stand out more than others, so that is the I went for with this manicure.







Of course working with a greyscale palette makes things interesting.. but a candy house isn't going to look so appealing amongst the bleak tones if it is also painted in the same way..Bring on the colours!

For this manicure I used my trust OPI Nail Envy base coat – the base coat I credit my strong nails to. I then applied two gunky, tacky, messy coats of China Glaze's 'White On White (This shade has seen better days but I'm now obsessed with ORLY's 'White Tips') Once my white polish was dry I added a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat which has also seen better days but still works well under my paints. Next I moved in with my Dance 20 brush from Whatsupnails and acrylic paints to create the whole scene. I sealed this all in with two coats of top coat and eventually added my matte top coat because... just because. Some designs look better matte.

I wasn't 100% happy with this nail art but I had worn it whilst working and the praise and compliments were insane, I'm not one for the spot light but it was nice to have such a positive reaction. One person would see them, call over another girl from another department, she'd then go find her friend, then someone else would come over to see them!! That pretty much went on through out the day “Did you see Ithi's nails?!” It was so surprising but so sweet of everyone :)


What do you guys think of my fairytale nail art? Are there other fairytales you'd like to see on my nails in the future?

Thank you so much for visiting today, don't forget to leave your thoughts, future design suggestions or just say hi in the comments below. Have an awesome day, I'll be back on Wednesday!




Love,
Ithi
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24 comments

  1. Before I red the details I new that it is about the tale Hansel & Gretel. You painted it perfectly and of course you've got a lot of compliments for this because it is eye catching and wonderful!

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  2. That's so clever Ithi, using White Tips as snow. No wonder everyone was raving about your nail art. I've always wanted to ask, when you do your gorgeous nail art do you only paint the art work on one hand? Sorry if that's a silly question

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  3. I used to love the story of Hansel and Gretel when I was a child. I love the contrast between the colors and the monochrome that you achieved with this painting. It's so adorable!

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  4. Oh my gosh. Those nails are something. I absolutely love it so much. I am not one to ever do any designs on my nails, always either bare, nude or red but these suit you so much.

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  5. There is so much dedication to this! Just look at how detailed that house is! This must have taken a while

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  6. This is incredible, you went all out on this one with the gumdrops and candy stripes, such a beautiful piece, no wonder everyone was talking about it

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  7. I love these! I like the black and white imagery leading up to the subtle and then large pop of color. It’s a vivid story on fingertips! I’d love to see more fairytales. You could always do The Little Mermaid or Little Red Ridinghood.

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  8. Wow this is so impressive! Love love your nail art!! That had to have taken some patience!!

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  9. Awww I think this one is my favorite. Pretty sure I said this everytime though! HA! But I do love everything here, how you did Hanzel & Gretel, the little house... Well done it's amazing!

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  10. Your nails are very eye catching! I love how you use white nail polish for the snow that way too cute!

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  11. Wow! That's amazing. I always love your nail art, but I think this is one of my favorites. It's darling - and a great take on gray-scale

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  12. You are so talented! these nails look amazing and the theme of hansel and gretel is very cute. I can only just paint mine plain colours lol x

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  13. You are incredibly amazing with nail art! These ones are so beautiful and almost like a painting.

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  14. Your nail art are so awesome and impressive. I always love all your nail art works. You are so creative and talented. Awesomeness!!

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  15. These are my kind of colors. I have a thing for grey and bright colors together. Love your incredible art - you are exceptionally talented.

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  16. I love grey and black together. I am totoally Into these colors now a days.

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  17. This is so amazing, love the design and details. You have done those delicate details so precisely and with no flaws.

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  18. Angela Ricardo Bethea24 January 2018 at 21:27

    That is so gorgeous! I miss Hanzel and Gretel story! That is one of my favorites. You have such an awesome talent in nail art!

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  19. You are such a creative artist. There is so much detail on such a small space. Wonderful!

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  20. These are gorgeous! And of course you would get a lot of attention wearing these out in the public... you deserve it!

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  21. You are truly blessed that you can paint your nails like this. So creative and talented you are.

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  22. These are so pretty, I'm really impressed by your freehanding skills!

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  23. This art is incredible! You really are so talented. I love the tale of Hansel & Gretel, and your art has depicted the key parts of the famous tale perfectly! I'd love to see what others you might do!

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  24. Oh, what a wonderful talent you have. To capture the essence of a well known fairy tale with paint on the nails is incredibly clever. What others can you do? I would love to see

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