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When Nails Imitate Art: Michelle Robinson

Friday, March 28, 2014Unknown

Press Sample It's been awhile since my last installment of When Nails Imitate Art, but that doesn't mean it's been awhile since I've been inspired. 
One night I was lying in bed just surfing Instagram--Have I mentioned IG is my favorite social media site? Because it sooo is.--and I landed on the feed of Michelle Robinson, aka mister_michelle, and immediately fell in love with her work! And now here we are.

My favorite color is gold so that probably explains how and why I fell for this painting of hers.

I laid down a white base color and used acrylic paint for the black stripes and other details.

And for the gold shade you wonder? Zoya Brooklyn!

I really can't explain the joy I get attempting to recreate others' art on my nail beds. The really small shapes were the most work and I couldn't wait for it to be over. Not that I was frustrated or tried, but I was so excited to see the outcome!

Here's one more look at my nail art recreation of Michelle Robinson's Symmetrxxx #1

Zoya Brooklyn is part of the Awaken Collection retails for $8 on

Hope your weekend is filled with art!
Tune in. Drop out. Love polish.
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  1. That is so cool! I love your interpretation :)

  2. Wow, great painting and a fabulous recreation on your nails - love it!

  3. Thanks Leslie! When I saw how crisp her lines were and then saw how well the black & white went with the gold I knew I had to try it!


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