She's well known for her amazing floral and tribal designs and though I am pretty in love with those I decided to recreate this design of hers that's heavy on caviar beads and charms.
The dark red to black gradient is perfect for the fall (even though it's already beginning to look a lot like winter here in Ontario) and I love how edgy the studs make it look! I never really use a ton of studs on my nails since I generally prefer doing representational designs over graphic designs. Also because it takes forever to apply the individual studs and they fall off really quickly, but that's another story.
Since I don't have very many unique charms (I really need to get my hands on some) I took matters into my own hands and tried to make one of my own to take the place of Nina's cool skull charm. I ended up gluing a 2mm stud onto a 4mm one to make a kind of two tiered charm. It looks kind of cool, but really do need to get some actual charms, (maybe for Christmas?).
Nina's designs are always so unique and it was pretty cool to have her design on my nails for a little while!
If you don't already follow her, here are some of the platforms on which you can find Nina's nails:
I can't wait to share my next recreation nails with you guys next week, they're going to look really cool!
Essie - Dress to Kilt
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - Licorice
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat
Gold Caviar Beads
2mm Square Gold Studs
4mm Square Gold Studs