40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Dreamcatcher Nails

Hi my beautiful friends. Today is another edition of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge and our theme is ‘Things That Fly’.  I had to think for a while about my nail art for this challenge, because I didn’t want to make something too obvious. At the end I decided to go with some dreamcatcher nails inspired by a picture found on Pinterest. Feathers, birds, things that fly… I hope you are following my thinking.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Dreamcatcher Nails

I started off my dreamcatcher accent nail with a pure white base. Then I took my black acrylic paint and a tiny nail art brush to make the dreamcatcher. I love using this nail art brush for such detailed work. It’s very thin and flexible and because it’s in a pen form, it’s a little heavier comparing to the wooden brushes, which makes it easier to control. It’s also double ended with a flat brush at on the other side.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Dreamcatcher Nails

I made the feathers with grey China Glaze Recycle, added some colorful beads and golden accents. The middle nail is inspired by the print on the bottle from my inspirational picture. My base here is Ella+Mila Mauve Over and the details were made with a white acrylic paint. Ugh, my white paint is such a bad quality and I had to go over the lines so many times to get a good opacity and they look all messy! Gotta make a trip to an art supply store soon and pick up another one.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Dreamcatcher Nails

I am wearing Glam Polish I Know You Want Me! on my index finger and KIKO no. 389 on my pinky (and added a little triangle stud). My boyfriend said that the pinky looks “out of sync” with the rest of the nails, haha. He is seriously my biggest nail critic and I take his comments into consideration, but usually I just nod my head and tell him that I know what I’m doing. I wanted to add a little pop of color to this monochrome look, so hence the turquoise.

What do you guys think of these? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and please make sure you check out all the other entries to the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge.

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  • This looks awesome! Love that dream catcher in particular.

  • Oh Paulina I am so in love! I love your interpretation of the theme, all of it’s so creative!

  • They’re so pretty! And such a clever take on the theme!

  • I don’t think I could love this mani any more if I tried! Seriously gorgeous work!

  • These are absolutely precious! I love dreamcatcher designs, I did some a long time ago and I still love them now. Personally I love the little pop of green on your pinkie!

  • I absolutely adore these! I think they flow through beautifully with the colours, and that you added some colour to your pinky just made the whole look pop. Really beautiful way to interpret this prompt!

  • Soooo pretty! i love what you’ve done here. And the ‘out of sync’ nail just makes it even better

  • Awe-mazing work with your freehand on this one, honey!! I love, love, love how happy these are – not wintery at all! I’m so craving for Spring!! :)

  • Oh your dreamcatcher is just beautiful! The feathers are so delicate and lovely and I love the little pops of colour. The whole look has a nice flow across the nails, I don’t think the pinky is out of place at all!

  • That dreamcatcher nail!!! Love! And I disagree with the bf haha, I think the pinkie ties the whole look together! Gorgeous mani!

  • Adorable! This is so cute! I really love the pinkie nail!