Freehand Nail Art

When Nails Imitate Art: Lakwena Maciver

Wednesday, July 22, 2015Nail A College Drop Out


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Last week on twitter I let word out that some labor intensive nail art will finally be delivered on Friday. Well folks, Thursday night turned into 2:35am Friday morning and my mani still wasn't finished. So Friday night I put the final touches on it and debated if it was worth posting; I'm kinda considering it a nail fail because my lettering needs a ton of work.


Anyway, I digress. As we all know I love Instagram so when I kept seeing a wall that said, "Be bad until you're good" all over my news feed, I knew I had to: a) had to find the artist behind it. b) put it on my nail beds.

A few seconds of Google searching lead me straight to Lakwena Maciver, an amazing modern artist from London with an incredible knack for design, and use of bright colors. An added bonus? She occasionally posts flicks of her own nails.




Barielle Pink Flip Flops | China Glaze Papaya Punch | Color Club Mrs. Robinson
Wet n Wild Wild Shine Red | Barielle Head of the Class | Barry M Cobalt
Dare To Wear Flawless White | Dare To Wear Yellow Twist | Wet n Wild Wild Shine Black CremΓ©

A little side note: I was holding out on changing my nail shape until they grew out more, but the corner on my ring finger snapped, so back to stiletto I went.




And here's one last pic, just cuz'.



Overall I'm kinda "meh" about these, but at least I know I need to improve.

If you want to see more of the When Nails Imitate Art series, click HERE.
If you want to see more of my honest, failed attempts at nail art from the When Good Manis Go Bad series, click HERE.


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Got ideas for other artists I should cover? Wanna talk about your biggest nail fails? Sound off in the comments below.
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17 comments

  1. Even though it's not as crisp as you want it I'm still here for it.

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  2. I really like this. I love using art as my jumping off point...or even just trying to bring it straight across to my fingers.

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  3. We are always our worst critics. I think these came out great! Love how colorful they are!

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  4. You did a fabulous job with these! Definitely not a nail fail!

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  5. I think they came out great! I commend you on the lettering because that has to be one of the hardest things to paint!

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  6. What an awesome nail art. I love it πŸ˜€

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  7. I think these are cool

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  8. You can tell how much work went into this! Kudos!

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  9. I don't think these are 'meh' at all! But, we are our own worst critics, so I get where you're coming from...but be proud of them! :)

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  10. This is amazing! I love both the conception and execution. No "meh" here for me!

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  11. What a bright and colourful inspiration! I somehow missed this on IG, and I'm so glad to see you did some nail art with it.

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  12. Naked Without PolishThursday, July 23, 2015

    I wouldn't call this a fail at all. I love it.

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  13. Karen Pish.posh.polishFriday, July 24, 2015

    I love the idea of doing manis based on other art! Brilliant! And you did a great job.

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  14. PhD in Nail PolishFriday, July 24, 2015

    This is fantastic! Definitely not a fail! I love that you took on such a creative inspiration!

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