Cindy's Nails.

Welcome to my blog! Use the navigation below to get around the site and contact me. *Before asking, PLEASE read the FAQs and go through all the links!

Creative Commons License
This work by http://cindysnails.tumblr.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.



1/2 »

Some random/geometric-ish-and-messy/ikat (?) design with Floss Gloss’s Con Limon and Glow Star! I never realized how great the two colors were together.

Some random/geometric-ish-and-messy/ikat (?) design with Floss Gloss’s Con Limon and Glow Star! I never realized how great the two colors were together.



Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #21: Pokemon
This nail challenge’s theme is Pokemon! My siblings and I were so obsessed with it when we were younger. We had the trading cards (and engaged in battles with them), the GameBoy games, just about everything. I didn’t get as into it as my brothers did, but Togepi were my favorite. They’re just always so joyful!
Click here to see Kelly’s Jigglypuff nails!
Colors Used
L’Oreal - Jet Set to Paris
China Glaze - With Love
China Glaze - Dandy Lyin’ Around
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sinful Colors - Black on Black
Sally Hansen - Yellow Kitty 

Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #21: Pokemon

This nail challenge’s theme is Pokemon! My siblings and I were so obsessed with it when we were younger. We had the trading cards (and engaged in battles with them), the GameBoy games, just about everything. I didn’t get as into it as my brothers did, but Togepi were my favorite. They’re just always so joyful!

Click here to see Kelly’s Jigglypuff nails!

Colors Used

  • L’Oreal - Jet Set to Paris
  • China Glaze - With Love
  • China Glaze - Dandy Lyin’ Around
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Sally Hansen - Yellow Kitty 



Neon geometric nail design with holographic glitter!

Neon geometric nail design with holographic glitter!



Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #11: Greek!
Today’s challenge has a Greek theme, and I wanted to do something different than the Grecian Dress design that I did a while back. One of my favorite patterns is the Greek fret/key pattern, so I decided to alter it a little bit and use it for this challenge!
Click here to check out Kelly’s Grecian nails!
Colors Used
Savvy - French Cafe
Dollar Nail Art Foil - Gold
Recollections Glitter - Pesto
Sally Hansen - Gilded Lily
Finger Paints - Scenery Greenery

Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #11: Greek!

Today’s challenge has a Greek theme, and I wanted to do something different than the Grecian Dress design that I did a while back. One of my favorite patterns is the Greek fret/key pattern, so I decided to alter it a little bit and use it for this challenge!

Click here to check out Kelly’s Grecian nails!

Colors Used

  • Savvy - French Cafe
  • Dollar Nail Art Foil - Gold
  • Recollections Glitter - Pesto
  • Sally Hansen - Gilded Lily
  • Finger Paints - Scenery Greenery



I forgot to post these! I did these on October 30, 2011. I followed a nail art tutorial at RobinMoses.com, click here to get the look! :)

I forgot to post these! I did these on October 30, 2011. I followed a nail art tutorial at RobinMoses.com, click here to get the look! :)


Here’s the tutorial for my “bright lights big city” nails. You can alter the colors to better suit your taste!

1. Start by painting the whole nail black.

2. You’re going to paint rectangles and squares with 4 different colors. I’m using neon pink, neon purple, neon yellow, and a bright orange-peach. If the shapes aren’t exactly perfect, it’s okay! They’ll be fixed later.

Keep in mind that you’re painting on top of black, so add a little bit of white to your colors so that they’ll show up on the dark background.

3. You can leave the colors like this, but if you want them to stand out more, you can paint over them with another coat (without the white mixed in).

4. With black and a thin brush, clean up the edges of your shapes. You can also use this to make your shapes smaller/thinner.

5. With blue, make dots in an L-shape. One line of the “L” should be in the black space between squares, and the other line of the “L” will overlap the squares.

Add your top coat and you’re done!





I think I’ll call these “Bright Lights, Big City” because they remind me of the city at night.

I think I’ll call these “Bright Lights, Big City” because they remind me of the city at night.


Here’s the tutorial for the requested navajo design!

1. Start by painting the whole nail white.

2. With black, make an X. When you make the X, make the bottom portion (towards the cuticle) wider than the top.

3. Fill in the top triangle with black. Next, make a line underneath the top triangle (not going all the way across the nail), then make two lines coming down, making two more triangles.

4. Fill those two triangle in with black. On each side, make a line going from the bottom of the newly made triangle to the edge of the nail. Fill those in with black.

5. See the big white triangle in the middle? Paint it yellow.

6. With a bright blue (Sally Hansen’s Blue Me Away!), make two triangles at the top.

7. With a different blue (Sally Hansen’s Pacific Blue), make two triangles below the bright blue ones.

Add your top coat and you’re done!





Requested Navajo design!

Requested Navajo design!



Requested design, inspired by vintage curtains!

Requested design, inspired by vintage curtains!