Freehand Teddy Train Nails

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you had a fantastic weekend.

I worked on Saturday and enjoyed a nice chilled Sunday with my family - although I felt quite unwell so no painting for me but I used the day to get myself organised in every way – a bit of cleaning and sorting, sorting out my outfit for work today, getting posts edited and organised, make up brushes washed and so on. I did get to have a delicious roast lunch though!

I had a very odd customer interaction which I'll tell you about. I work in fragrance and cosmetics so this response really threw me..

Me: “Hi there, do you need any help at all?”
Male Customer: “I have a girlfriend! She's over there, I have one!”
Me: “Uh.. Ok... then..”

What!? No idea.. I just left him to it!

Today's nail art is.. well. A bit silly, really. This came from a suggestion from my sister and four year old nephew, they asked if I had ever painted a train before. My mind started imaging a train with carriages and something sat inside them. For some reason I painted really tiny, weeny teedy bears – if you are wondering why they don't have faces my answer is – have you tried to paint faces on bears that small?! :P

For this design there isn't much more to tell you than usual. I used my OPI Nail Envy base coat for strong, long, feisty nails and once dry applied two coats of ORLY's 'White Tips' for a nice clean canvas. I then used my acrylic paints and a mixture of brushes to create the design. The brush I used mostly was my dear Pure Color in size #10. I sealed the design in with a lick of ORLY's Top2Bottom and eventually added my Barry M matte top coat for a nice smooth finish.

One thing I am happy about with this design is the smoke coming out of the train, I like how that turned out!

What do you think of this design? Is there something you'd like to see me paint next?

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you have a wonderful day. I'll catch you again on Wednesday!



  1. What a gorgeous manicure! I love all the details :)

  2. This is a really cute idea! You should ask your nephew for ideas more often! (Not that I don’t love your own creations) I really like the smoke effect too! There’s no way I’d get faces that tiny either!

  3. Oh my soul Ithi, you would need a microscope to see the little teddy bears faces if you had painted them. The details you added are incredible. I know I sound like a broken record, but you really are so talented. Sending much love and hope you're feeling better

  4. I love the "toot toot" train, especially using the red, it is very outstanding from the background, baby blue. I just wonder how do you do it and can you please make a video if possible???

  5. This is such a wonderful idea and my son said oh mumma! love this train and can you also draw the same.

  6. You're so ridiculously good at this. The best I can do is spots and lines (which are NEVER straight tor evenly spaced) lol

  7. The scene on this set brings me back to my son's toddler hood when I used to read "The Little Engine that Could" to him. It is sweet, and delightful! The train is a wonderful visual ❤️ I am in awe of your amazing talent. 💕 Xo, Evelyn, 🦋

  8. your nail art is soo cute! so many beautiful details as usual, the locomotive is absolutely perfect ♥
    also LOL to your customer... maybe he thought you wanted to be his girlfriend, LOL!

  9. I think the male customer might have panicked and been embarrassed to be at the beauty section haha - another great nail art. I love the little bears in the carriages they look like they are having fun!

  10. Angela Ricardo Bethea28 March 2018 at 14:44

    Wow!! This is very creative and impressive. I really love how you make realistic all your nail arts.

  11. I think the design is super creative and the colors are spring appropriate. Great job there with the details. Love it! :)


  12. Oh man! You are really, really good! The design is so intricate. Love it.

  13. We can get creative anyway we want. Love the colors and the design - your nails are so cute!

  14. Adorable! I'm sure your nephew loved this :)
    Weird guy in the store... maybe she was his very first girlfriend and he was really happy about it? ;)


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