Tutorial: Distressed Nail Art

It all started when I hauled a few nail polishes. I had a lot of ideas but I finally settled on one that I’ve been itching to do for a while. It’s called Distressed Nail Art and it’s inspired by none other, Chalkboard Nails.

I grabbed a few of my nail polishes and started to experiment a little bit on the nail wheel.


I have TATCHA on My Nails

If you happen to follow my writings (here and here) and Instagram, you’ll know that I have an affinity to TATCHA, a US-based, Japanese skincare brand that’s created based on the ancient geisha beauty rituals, found in a 200 year-old manuscript. The packaging and the presentation of the brand is breathtaking. And it’s not just some marketing gimmick, the products are actually wonderful.

Speaking of inspiration, this nail art post will be inspired by none other than TATCHA. I’ve acquired quite a few of the products recently and they are just beyond words, so beautiful. And I wanted to do something as a tribute to the brand. A nail art was the first thing that came to my mind.

The image below is one of the TATCHA’s promotional images that became the base of my inspiration.



Jackson Pollock Nails

About a couple of months ago, I tried a new nail art design called splatter nails. The splatter was created using none other than a humble piece of straw. I knew it was going to be messy. So, I made sure I prepared everything, including covering the surface with old newspapers to catch all the miss-fired nail polish.