Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry (Belated) Christmas

So I'm a little behind on this... but here are my Christmas manicures!



Okay, first off, my Rudolph manicure. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic Christmas movie, and seeing as Rudolph was my favourite, I had to do a tribute. I started with a base of Dorothy Who? from China Glaze on all my nails. Then, using brown, white, red, and black acrylic, I painted Rudolph and Clarice. 


And then I had to pay tribute to another iconic Christmas movie: Home Alone. I started with a base of The Spy Who Loved Me from OPI, and then used white acrylic to paint "Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal" and the Christmas sweater designs. 

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a great time, and for those of you who don't, I hope you had (or are having) a great time celebrating whatever you do!

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Egyptian Flare

I wanted to do a simple manicure, but one which hopefully still had a pretty big impact. I feel like this design was exactly what I needed. Everyone who saw my hieroglyphic manicure loved it, which was totally awesome!


I started with a base of French Quarter for Your Thoughts from OPI, then using black acrylic, painted on the hieroglyphs. They spell out, from left to right, 'SING', as music is something extremely important to me. I also happen to be in love with Ancient Egyptian history, so this manicure combined a lot of things I love. 

Hope you guys enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Some People Are Worth Melting For

I've only seen Frozen once, but that didn't stop me from falling in love with that goofy little snowman named Olaf. And so now I, like pretty much everyone else, can't help but smile when I see him, and so today's manicure was inspired by that lovable guy. 


I started with a base of Blue Away from Sally Hansen, then started painting Olaf. I started with a base of white acrylic, and added details with red and black acrylic. On my pointer finger, I painted "I like warm hugs" with red acrylic, then added leaves and dots with white acrylic.

So there you go, a Frozen inspired manicure to match the frozen temperatures outside.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Imagine

34 years ago today, John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his New York home. That day, a legend was lost. He may not be my favourite Beatle, but without him, that legendary rock band would never have existed. Today's design pays tribute to the legend himself, John Lennon.


I started with a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. for all my nails. Then, using white acrylic, I painted John Lennon on my ring finger, and wrote "Imagine all the people" on my pointer finger. 

So take a minute today to imagine all the people, living life in peace. And then, maybe we can actually try this living in peace thing. 

Hope you guys enjoy.

And we all shine on.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

'Tis the Season

Well it's December now, so you know what that means... CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! Christmas is pretty much my favourite season, second only to Halloween, so I'm definitely excited for this time of year. And so, to kick things off, here's a quick little Christmas design. 


I started with a base of Blue Away from Sally Hansen, then began painting the letters with red acrylic. I then added in the lining on the letters with white acrylic, as well as the dots and leaves. And there ya go. This was pretty quick for me, and probably only took about 10 minutes. 

Are you guys ready for the holiday season?

Hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Potterhead

Hi. My name is Christina, and I am a Potterhead. Yes. There. I said it. I am a Potterhead, and proud of it. Now some of you might be overjoyed by this knowledge, while the rest of you are scratching your heads, thinking what is a Potterhead??? Well my friends, a Potterhead is someone like me who LOVES Harry Potter. And so, that brings me to my current nail design, Harry Potter nails.


My pinkie was a base of Black Taxi from Nails. Inc., then I painted on the Deathly Hallows with white acrylic. On my ring finger, I started with a base of Sure Thing from Revlon, then sponged on some brown acrylic and painted the Hogwarts seal with black acrylic. My middle finger was a base of Black Taxi, and the Dumbledore's Army logo painted with white acrylic. I painted the Grim on my pointer finger on a base of Sure Thing with brown acrylic sponged on top. Finally, my thumb was a base of Black Taxi with 9 3/4 painted on with white acrylic.


And here's a bit of a throwback. It's the Harry and Voldemort nails I painted for the release of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 about 4 years ago.

I hope that you guys enjoy this!

P.S. What Hogwarts house are you from?? I've gotten Gryffindor and Slytherin, but I think I'm a Ravenclaw! Let me know in the comments below. 



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#?!@

Hey guys! No, I'm not yelling or cursing at you in the cyber world as the title might hint at. Here's a quick design I did to keep me from getting bored in between more detailed designs!


I started with a base of Turquoise Block from Bourjois, then added the details using black acrylic.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Always"

Hey guys!

Here's a quick Harry Potter themed design I did!


I started with a base of Frostbite from China Glaze, then sponged on Plum Seduction from Revlon and white acrylic. Then I added some white acrylic stars. Finally, I painted the Deathly Hallows and "Always" with white acrylic.

Hope you guys enjoy!

"After all this time?"
"Always," said Snape.

Nail It!

So exciting news...

I'm Nail It! Magazine's #NailArtistOfTheDay on instagram!!


Check it out!





Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Flanders Fields

Today, we remember. We remember those who fought, those who died, and those who are still fighting. We honour the dead, and the living that sacrificed, or are sacrificing their lives. Today, on Remembrance Day, we shall remember.


I started with a base coat of Sure Thing from Revlon, then using watered down black, red and green acrylic, painted a poppy.

Today, take a moment to remember all those who fought for peace and freedom.

Lest We Forget

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I See You Shiver With Antici... Pation

This year marks the 40th anniversary of what I think I have to say is my favourite ever Halloween movie. It's weird, wacky, a little bit creepy, and a lot funny. That movie, ladies and gentlemen (if the title didn't tip any of you off), is The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


I started off with a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. for all of my nails. Then, I used black, red and white acrylic to create the mouth on my ring finger and red acrylic to write Rocky Horror on my pointer finger.

I don't have much to say about this manicure, mainly because I need to go watch Rocky Horror now. :p

Hope you guys enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Frida

Today's Halloween themed nail design is inspired by the artwork of Kat Tatz. I stumbled across the gem that inspired this while scrolling through The Daily Nail's instagram. As someone who is a huge fan of sugar skulls, and art, it was awesome to see someone combine Frida Kahlo's famous self-portraits with intricate sugar skull makeup. I just had to replicate this on my nails.



I started with a base of French Quarter for Your Thoughts from OPI, then lightly dry brushed some white acrylic over my nail. The rest of the design was completely done in acrylic craft paint. I have no idea how many hours I spent on this, but it was worth it. I love how this turned out and how it gives a subtle Halloween vibe.

What do you guys think? Anything you want to see before Halloween??

Hope you guys enjoy!

*You can also see these nails on my instagram, as well as The Daily Nail's.

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Handful of Halloween

I didn't really know what to call today's manicure. It's kind of a mix of everything Halloween-y, yet hipster-ish as well. Here it is.



My pinkie and ring finger are a base of Revlon Red from Revlon. Then I used a bobby pin and black acrylic paint to make the drips. My ring finger is a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. Then I added the ribs using white acrylic. My middle finger is also a base of Black Taxi, with a half moon of Sure Thing from Revlon and the details for the eye in black and red acrylic. Finally, my thumb is a base of Black Taxi, with white acrylic to make the skeleton hand.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My current Halloween manicure was inspired by those blood suckers who sometimes sparkle: Vampires. So here you go, a quick vampire manicure.


The base colour is Winning Streak from Revlon. Then, on my ring finger I painted the vampire fangs and blood drips using white and red acrylic. It was a really quick and simple manicure, but it's pretty cute.

Hope you guys enjoy!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rotting Away

I know. That's a morbid title, but hey, tis the season... The season for creepy, morbid and sometimes gross stuff. By that I mean, it's Halloween time!!

Anyways, some of you may remember my zombie nails from a couple years ago. As much as it was kind of disturbing to have that design on my nails, it was really fun to wear. And seeing as zombies seem to be here to stay for a while, I give you Zombie Nails, Version 2.0.


1. Paint your nails a flesh tone. When I say flesh tone, I mean use a colour that is very similar to your skin colour. For me, this was Sheer Nude from Orly. Also, using the same flesh colour, paint a couple layers of it on a plastic baggy to create your own nail stickers. Do this about an 1-2 hours before the rest of the manicure.

2. Once the polish on the plastic bag has dried for an hour or a bit more, start tearing off or cutting pieces and placing them onto your nails. Wrinkle, fold, and tear the peeled off polish to make it look like rotting flesh... just like a zombie. Kinda gross, but it makes a cool (and creepy) effect.

3. To make the skin look like it's rotting, you want to give it a grey tone, like there isn't blood getting to the surface. To achieve this look, I sponged on French Quarter for Your Thoughts from OPI. Then, I added a khaki green, Khaki from Joe, to give a sort of mossy, moldy look. If you'd like, you can also add a bit off a purple polish for bruising. Make sure if you use purple, you use a purple with a blue undertone (more indigo coloured), since this will look more like real bruising. I used Fig from Joe. Finally, sponge on (very lightly) some black polish, focusing on folds and the edges of tears. I used Black Taxi from Nails Inc. *At this point, you can sponge or dab on some clear matte polish as well to create more of a dead skin look. I used Sally Hansen's Big Matte Top Coat.

4. Now add blood. I used a mix of Revlon Red from Revlon and Black Taxi, and globbed this onto parts of the nail where I had created tears. Then, using either your finger or a sponge, dab, sponge and smudge more red polish onto the nails to look like smeared blood.



A few tips:

1. Use cream or matte polishes for this look. Metallic or glitter polishes will take away from the "real" look of this.

2. Use cool colours. Any colour with a warm look (pink, magenta, lime green) will make it look like healthy skin, instead of zombie skin.

3. Make sure you either use a dark red for the blood or mix it with black. This will give a more realistic look.

4. Don't make this look perfect. You're trying to make gross zombie nails. They should look some what messy. The "torn skin" should look torn. The "blood" should be smeared or splattered. They should look like they're dirty, just like rotting zombies.

And there you have it. Some gory zombie nails. If you plan on being a zombie for Halloween, this can take your look to the next level.

I hope you guys enjoy this slightly disgusting and disturbing Halloween look!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Take It Or Leave It

Yes guys, I went to another concert. I feel like that's all I do now a days. :p Anyways, I won tickets to see Cage The Elephant and The Black Keys. I of course did nails as a tribute to Cage The Elephant. Here they are.


My thumb and pinkie were a base of Sure Thing from Revlon with stripes painted on using a black striper. My ring finger was a water marbled base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc., Blue Away from Sally Hansen, Pink Lingerie from Revlon, Revlon Red from Revlon and High Line Green from NYC. Then, using white acrylic, I painted the Cage The Elephant cover from their album Thank You, Happy Birthday. My middle finger is also a base of Sure Thing. Then, I splattered, dotted and smudged on Sassy from Revlon, Lightening from Sally Hansen, Revlon Red, Let's Get Lost from Essence, and black, red and pink acrylic. Finally, my pointer finger was a base of Sure Thing, with an eye from the Melophobia cover painted using black, red, purple and blue acrylic. My right hand was very similar to my left hand.

This was the first concert in a long time I haven't hung out with the band after, but it was tons of fun and I love how my nails turned out!

Hope you guys enjoy!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hollerado

On Thursday night, I went to see Hollerado... again. Some of you guys may remember the nails I did for a Hollerado concert back in January. And of course, being me, I had to paint my nails again.


My pinkie and pointer finger are based off of the stained glass windows on the cover for the album White Paint. I started with a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. then added the stained glass using Gypsy Queen from Misa, Blue Away from Sally Hansen, Frostbite from China Glaze, High Line Green from NYC, Sure Thing from Revlon, Sun Kissed from Sally Hansen and Tomorrow Never Dies from OPI. On my ring finger, I started with a base of Sure Thing, then painted "Hollerado" with black acrylic and all the colours mentioned above for the stained glass. I painted the doodle of Lonesome George, the tortoise on my middle finger on a base of Sure Thing. The tortoiseis painted with black acrylic, then I used watered down acrylic to get the water colour effect around him. Finally, my thumb is the cover for Record in a Bag. I started with a base of Sure Thing, then painted the record with black acrylic. I painted the beginning of the Hollerado logo at the top with High Line Green. 

The band came out after to talk to everyone, and I got a chance to show them my nails again. They all remembered me as the girl with the crazy nail art. I also had quite a good chat with the singer, Menno, which might lead to an exciting opportunity for me, but more on that later! And I finally me and the drummer in the band, Jake, so I now have photos with him too!


It was another amazing concert!

Hope you guys enjoy!

Friday, August 22, 2014

O Captain! My Captain!

As I'm sure many of you now know, last week we lost a legend. I have to say, it's the first celebrity I've felt truly saddened about losing. I mean usually, when a celebrity you like dies, you're sad at first, but it passes quickly. You didn't actually know them, you just knew the characters they played on the big screen, but this time, it's different. Whether it was watching him as Genie, helping to turn Aladdin's life around, making us laugh as he masqueraded as Mrs. Doubtfire or encouraging us to "seize the day" as Mr. Keating in the Dead Poet's Society, Robin Williams will be missed greatly. And so, today's manicure, pays tribute to Robin Williams.



My pinkie is High Line Green from Sally Hansen, and represents the movie Flubber. On my ring finger, I used a base of Sure Thing from Revlon and then painted the quote "O Captain! My Captain!" in black acrylic, which is from the movie Dead Poets Society. My middle finger is a base of Sure Thing, followed by a gradient of Frostbite from China Glaze and Casino Royale from OPI, then the Genie from Aladdin painted in acrylic. My pointer finger is flowers painted in acrylic (representing Mrs. Doubtfire's floral print dress) on a base of Sure Thing. Finally, my thumb is a base of Sure Thing, then I sponged on Surfing Paradise from Island Girl Hawaii and Unplugged from China Glaze. Then, using acrylic, I painted on Hook.

As a second tribute to Robin Williams, I doodled with some Sharpie and created a fake tattoo.


So, Robin Williams, you will be greatly missed.

Hope you guys enjoy.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

So Sharky

Well kids, it's Shark Week (on Discovery Channel) and I just had to paint some nails for it. Keeping it simple for this manicure. They're not exactly scary shark nails, but hey they're still sharks.


The actual shark designs were based off of the Scratch nail wraps created by Nina Park. My pinkies are a base of Sure Thing from Revlon, then I used Dreamer from Revlon for the dots. My ring fingers and thumbs are a base of Sheer Nude from Orly. Then, I used Dreamer to make the shark and added eyes and teeth with black and white acrylic. My middle fingers are a base of Sheer Nude with stripes painted with Sure Thing. Finally, my pointer fingers are a base of Dreamer with Sure Thing polka dots. 

I hope you guys are enjoying Shark Week, and if not, why aren't you???!!! :p

Anyways, see ya guys later this week with more designs.

Hope you guys enjoy! Nail Guru out. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Shark Happens

Today, ladies and gentlemen, is a day that will make history. Okay, so maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but another movie about sharks that get sucked into a tornado gets released today. Yup. It's time for Sharknado 2: The Second One. It's cinematic gold. And to mark this absolutely historic event, I painted my nails. Obviously. ;)



The base for all my nails is Black Taxi from Nails Inc. I then applied Yoga-Ta Get This Blue from OPI on top. Then, with very little polish on the brush, I randomly applied Frostbite from China Glaze and Dreamer from Revlon towards the tips of my nails. I painted the shark on my ring finger with red, black and white acrylic. The writing on my pointer finger is white acrylic.

I hope you guys enjoy. And also, beware of tornadoes filled with sharks, and remember guys; Shark Happens. ;)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gotta Catch 'Em All!

If the title didn't give it away, this weeks manicure is Pokémon inspired. Now I don't know about you guys, but I was definitely a Pokémon fan when I was younger. I didn't actually know how to play with the cards, but I watched the show and played the video game on my brother's old Game Boy. 


On my pinkie, I painted Squirtle. I started with a base of Club Privé from L'Oréal, then added the detail with acrylics. My ring finger is a Pokéball. The base is Sure Thing and Revlon Red from Revlon. Then I painted the rest of the Pokéball with white and black acrylic. My middle finger is Charizard, with a base of Sunkissed from Sally Hansen and details in acrylic. Finally, my pointer finger is Bulbasaur, with a base of Mermaid's Tears from OPI and acrylic detail. My thumb was another Pokéball. 

I'm super happy with how this manicure turned out! Definitely brings me back to second grade when I was given my first Pokémon card. I was always a huge fan of Ponyta (mainly because I had a horse obsession). What was your favourite Pokémon? Let me know!

Hope you guys enjoy!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Eye" See You

This nail design was just something quick I had done in between the Tangled and Warped Tour manicures.



The base on my pinkie and middle finger is Black Taxi from Nails Inc. On my ring finger I used Sure Thing from Revlon as a base, then painted on Hey Girl! from Quo, Lightening from Sally Hansen, Let's Get Lost from Essence and Black Taxi on randomly. On my middle finger, I painted an eye using black, white and blue acrylic. Finally, using a base of Sure Thing and a black striper, I created a checker board pattern. 

Hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I'm Weird

On Friday I went to Warped Tour 2014. For those of you who don't know, Warped Tour is a huge music festival that is now international. There are over 100 bands and artists on the tour, so there's something for everyone to enjoy. It was my first time going to Warped Tour and it was an amazing experience. Here are my nails for the occasion.


My pinkie is a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. Then I sponged on Frostbite from China Glaze, Plum Seduction from Revlon, Back In My Gloria Days from Nicole By OPI and Let's Get Lost from Essence to create a galaxy. Finally, I added some stars with white acrylic. My ring finger is the Journeys logo, with a base of Black Taxi painted in white acrylic. My middle finger is part of the illustration for the Ghost Town song Monster. The base is High Line Green from NYC, and the rest is acrylic. On my pointer finger, I started with a base of Black Taxi, then sponged on French Quarter for Your Thoughts and Ski Slop Sweetie, both from OPI. I added stars and "I'm Weird" which is a new song from Ghost Town. Finally, my thumb is the Vans logo. The base is Black Taxi and the lettering is acrylic. 


Conor from Ice Nine Kills. 


And Bertrand from Chunk! No Captain Chunk! 

Warped Tour was definitely fun! And it was great to see some awesome bands! 

Hope you guys enjoy!

*UPDATE*


This is a tour vlog from Ghost Town. If you watch from about 1:05, you'll see me showing off my nails at the Toronto Warped Tour show!

Also, Warped Tour posted my nails on their Instagram!




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tangled

It is a well known fact that I LOVE Disney. If you haven't figured that out yet, then what have you been doing?! Anyways, I thought it was about time for another Disney themed manicure.


The Disney movie I chose to base my design off of was Tangled. I chose to model the art after the illustrations during the credits of Tangled. 

I started with a base of Sure Thing by Revlon, then sponged brown acrylic on each nail. My pinkie is a tree painted with green, brown and black acrylic. On my ring finger, I painted Rapunzel using black, white and yellow acrylic. My middle finger is Pascal the chameleon, painted with black, white and yellow acrylic, and my pointer finger is Maximus the horse, painted with brown, black and white acrylic. Finally, my thumb is the tower Rapunzel lives in, painted with black, white and brown acrylic. Finally, I topped everything off with Big Matte Top Coat from Sally Hansen.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

MMVA's


On Sunday I went to the 2014 MMVA's or Much Music Video Awards. They're a huge Canadian awards show, and I definitely needed to do my nails for them.


The black base is Black Satin from Rimmel, and the white base is White Matter from Formula X. On my pinkie, I painted the Marianas Trench logo in white acrylic. My ring finger is the MMVA logo. On my middle finger, I painted the Imagine Dragons logo and Hedley's logo is painted on my pointer finger. Finally, my thumb is the Much logo. 

I don't have any concert photos, as I didn't stay for most of the MMVA's... It was my first bad concert experience...

But anyways, hope you guys enjoy!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Litt Up

Last night was the premiere of Season 4 for the show Suits. Ever since one of my friends got me watching the show, I've been in love with it. It's pretty awesome. So anyways, I of course had to do another nail tribute to Suits. Here it is.


The black base (pinkie and middle fingers) is Black Satin from Rimmel. Then the white base is White Matter from Formula X. The Suits logo is painted with red acrylic and the suit is white and red acrylic. Finally, "Litt Up", which is a phrase one of the characters makes up is painted with black and red acrylic. And yes, this is ALL hand-painted, by me. Some people were a little skeptical about the writing. 

I also tweeted my nails and Gabriel Macht who plays one of the main characters, Harvey Specter, seemed to like them! You can see his tweet below.   


Season 4 started off with a bang. If you haven't seen Suits, I definitely recommend checking it out! Hope you guys enjoy!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Stitch!

By now, you all know I love Mickey Mouse, and second only to my love for Mickey, is my love for Stitch. Yes, this is another Lilo and Stitch design. But I can't help it. That little blue guy is adorable. 


The base is White Matter from Formula X. Then I used black, blue and pink acrylic to paint Stitch and "Ohana Means Family". 

Hope you guys enjoy! 

Friday, May 30, 2014

This and That

Today's manicure is based on a design I saw somewhere on the internet (with my own twist), but I'm not really sure where... But, credit to whoever came up with this originally! Anyways, the design.







My pinkies and thumbs are a base of Flirt from Revlon. The daisies are white and yellow acrylic, and the smiley face is black and yellow acrylic. My left ring finger and right middle finger are a base of Mint Sorbet from Sally Hansen with gold hearts made of The Man With The Golden Gun 18k gold top coat from OPI. My middle finger (left hand) is a base of White Matter from Formula X. The yin-yang is completed with Black Satin from Rimmel. My left pointer finger and right ring finger are In True Stefani Fashion from OPI. And my right pointer finger is a peacock feather made with Frostbite from China Glaze, Deviantly Daring from China Glaze, Unplugged from China Glaze, and Show Me The Greens from Misa.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sugar Skulls

As you hopefully all know by now, I love sugar skulls. And since I was lacking inspiration, I decided to paint a quick sugar skull manicure.


The base is White Matter from Formula X, then I used various acrylics, and the tip of a pen to make the skulls.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Dun dun, dun dun, dun dun... shark!

Don't be scared by the post title ;), this post isn't scary at all.





My pinkies and thumbs are a base of St. James Park from Nails Inc., with yellow acrylic polka dots. On my ring fingers, I used a base of Sheer Nude by Orly, then painted the shark using Dreamer by Revlon and white and black acrylic. My middle fingers are a base of White Matter by Formula X, with St. James Park polka dots. Finally, my pointer fingers are a base of Dreamer with pineapples painted from yellow and black acrylic and Sassy by Revlon. This manicure was partly inspired by this article here, partly by summer practically being here, and partly by the fact that I just watched Sharknado... don't judge me... :p

Hope you guys enjoy!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Aurora Borealis Tutorial

I got a request to make a tutorial on this a while ago (sorry it took so long Nicky!) I honestly forgot this post existed!



The final picture in the collage should be your final product. For some reason, my camera decided to not capture the Aurora Borealis very well for the tutorial. The photo above gives you a better idea of the shade of blue to use.

1. Start with a dark blue base, preferably with some sparkle to it. I used one coat of Black Satin from Rimmel, followed by one coat of Yoga-Ta Get this Blue from OPI.

2. Next, sponge on various colours. In my case, I'm making a blue and purple galaxy. I sponged on (near the centre of my nail) Frostbite by China Glaze, Grey-t to Be Here by Essence, Curaçao by Sephora, Stars In Her Eyes by Ceramic Glaze, Plum Seduction by Revlon, Hello Marshmallow by Essence and Miss Universe by Essence. You don't have to use this many colours. I only did to get the glittery night sky effect I was going for. Basically, you want to lighten the centre of the nail, and add sparkle. 

3. Using a white nail polish thinned with polish remover/thinner or watered down white acrylic, start painting the Aurora Borealis. To do this, make an "s" shape from near your cuticle up to the tip of your nail. Go over this shape in certain places to make parts of the Northern Lights pop. In other spots, fade out the white to make more of a glowing look. Just as with galaxy nails, reference photos to make your design more realistic. 

4. Finally, using black polish or acrylic, paint a silhouette of trees. 

And there you go. An Aurora Borealis manicure!