Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rilakkuma Nail Art Tutorial

Here is the long-awaited tutorial for my Rilakkuma nails! I was browsing my older entries yesterday and realized I never got around to posting this! :)

Here are the simple steps that you can follow to recreate the design:

1. Paint your nails with a base colour of your choice. I used OPI Gargantuan Green Grape for my accent nail and Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver layered with Make U Smile (both from the Justin Bieber collection) for the rest of my fingers

2. With a light brown nail polish, paint a semi-circle at the tip of your nail. Next, paint two smaller semi-circles as the ears using the same colour. 

3. With a yellow nail polish, paint the contrast colour on the outer sides of the ears. Note that the shape of these are more elongated than the ears so try painting half-ovals instead.

4. With a white nail polish, paint a small semi-circle at the tip of your nail.

5. Lastly, using a dotting tool and dark brown or black nail polish, paint on the eyes and nose. 

For this design, I used from right to left: OPI Gargantuan Green Grape, OPI San Tan-tonio, OPI The "It" Color, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, OPI Alpine Snow, Nicole By OPI My Lifesaver, and Nicole By OPI Make U Smile.

Note: OPI San Tan-tonio, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver and Nicole by OPI Make U Smile were sent to me for review.


  1. awwww sooo cute !
    PS>: I love Vancouver !

  2. OMG! The waiting is over =] The tutorial is amazing, just like the nail art!

  3. OMG this is awesome!!! supercute!! I love love love the base colors you use for this design =)

  4. This is so adorable and wearable!
    I love Rilakkuma but I think I'd still have trouble painting on his cute little head on my nails :P

  5. It is very cute art done on nail. I wished i would have long nails for doing such art

  6. So cute! And great tutorial. :D I'm not familiar with the bear, but he's adorable! Can't wait to see more!

  7. This is so cute! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Rilakkuma!

  8. this is so beautiful! ♥♥

  9. Thank you so much for the lovely comments ladies! I'm really glad you guys like the design! :)

  10. Wow, that's insanely adorable!


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