February 15, 2014

GUEST POST: Jessie from Nailed It NZ

If you caught yesterday's post you may be aware that I am on a mini-vacation... I have a week off from classes (thanks to reading week), so I am heading to visit my sister and parents in Newfoundland, and picking up my boyfriend who has been away for 7 weeks for school. During this week that I am away I have scheduled a few guest posts from some very lovely and talented nail artists :) 

I am thrilled to start the week off with a post from my... dare I call her friend :) You may recall my 12 days of Christmas challenge back in December, well that brilliant idea happened to belong to Jessie from Nailed It NZ. The challenge was a ton of fun and I'm very pleased today to feature her work on my blog... 


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Hi everyone, I’m Jessie from Nailed It NZ and am very excited to be guest blogging today! I’ve been following Kelsie since very early in my blogging journey, and love her designs. I run both a nail art blog and a YouTube channel, where I do tutorials (naileditnz). The NZ stands for New Zealand, in case you’re wondering – I live in the land of sheep, the Haka and Peter Jackson.


About a year ago I gave myself the challenge of starting a Disney nail art series. I had no specific time frame to do them in; each design takes a long time so I didn’t want to rush it. I’ve done Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid and now, Frozen!


Who else has seen this movie? I love it, and haven’t gotten the song “Let it Go” out of my head for weeks! Ugh and it’s just so cute. I kind of forgot it was actually a kid’s movie until I heard a four-year-old singing that song.

I did a sort-of tutorial for these, by the way. It’s near impossible to do a proper one as it’d take forever, but it shows the overall process!




Here’s a close up of the left hand. I found this hand really hard; this is the first Disney nail art I’ve done that was inspired by an animated movie, instead of a cartoon one. So Elsa and Anna look nothing like their inspiration, which you can find here and here. But hey, I still liked them J.



I loved the way the right hand turned out (which is a bit unusual, really, as I’m right-handed) – Olaf is so awesome! I loved his song about summer, so I painted that scene on my nails. Inspiration was taken from this picture.


On the thumb of the left hand I tend to paint the movie’s logo, and Frozen was no different. Fortunately the logo was just one word – a bit easier than when I had to paint “Beauty and the Beast” on it!


This post was a little photo-heavy, so I’ll put the ones I don’t post here on my blog, instead. You don’t really need them all, but sometimes I can’t choose; a rather first-world-problem which I’m sure other bloggers can relate to!



So those are my Frozen nails. Thanks heaps, Kelsie for asking me to guest post and I hope your followers like my nail art J.

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... How could anyone not love her nail art?! I am a huge child at heart and I absolutely adored this movie and so of course I love love love this design. Thank you so much Jessie for taking the time to do this and share it with my readers :)