Monday, September 29, 2014

Raava and Vaatu - The Legend of Korra Nail Art

Raava and Vaatu nail art by @chalkboardnails

It's day two of my Avatar double feature! Yesterday I shared my flag nail art inspired by the nations in the Avatar universe, today I have some supernatural nail art inspired by Raava and Vaatu, the spirits of good and evil, from The Legend of Korra. I painted their markings on my middle nails, and then added their matching tail ribbons on the outer nails.

Raava and Vaatu nail art by @chalkboardnails

Nail polishes used:
Polish My Life Stripped
China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle
Michael Kors Impulse
American Apparel Hassid
Polish My Life Don't Snap My Dragon
Misa Peach Passion

These nails were painted freehand. The pattern was pretty fun to paint, actually! I'm not sure what it was, but I just really liked assembling the pieces of their markings.

When the story first introduces these ancient spirits, they are entangled in a battle of good vs. evil. I tangled their ribbons on my thumb to represent that.

Raava and Vaatu nail art by @chalkboardnails

On a related note, if you are a Korra fan and haven't seen the trailer for the final season yet -- WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!? It's epic. Check it out! (Spoilers, obviously.)

Not (yet) a Legend of Korra fan? All of the episodes are available for watching on!

Raava and Vaatu nail art by @chalkboardnails

See more of my supernatural nail art:


  1. You are a genius! Love this one as much as the flags from the previous post. :D (okay, maybe a little more because i'm currently in awe of negative space manis, lol)

  2. Haha thank you! I like this one more because their markings are a bit more elegant.

  3. the last one was cool - this is even cooler :)

  4. I'll have to show this to my boys who love the show as much as I do!

  5. Gillian from PlumeriaPaintedSeptember 29, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Looks brill, the pattern is so cool and I adore the pattern over the naked nail!! :)

  6. Nice design. I like it

  7. Am I the only one who wants an Avatar Wan show? Cause he was awesome. Also, love the nail art! (And yesterdays of course)

  8. Gotta love avatar. Shame its the last season though :( Also, these nails are perfect as always, love your work!


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