Thursday, April 16, 2015

Quick and Simple Scaled Nail Art [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

Simple scaled nail art tutorial by @chalkboardnails

I wasn't (and still am not) sure what to call this look. It seems kinda scaly, kinda alien, kinda fantasy-esque, almost like alligator skin... In the end, I decided on scaled. You can call it whatever you like, but the fact is that this nail art is super easy and pretty chic! Read on to check out the video tutorial.

Simple scaled nail art tutorial by @chalkboardnails

I used three Ella & Mila shades.

Ella & Mila Honeymoon Bliss
Ella & Mila Ibiza Breeze
Ella & Mila In Line For Wine

In Line For Wine is actually a satin-matte polish! It's luxe either way, but in this instance, I've covered it with topcoat and stripped it of its leather finish.

To achieve this nail art for yourself, all you need is a small nail art brush. Just dip the brush in your polish of choice and dab it onto the nail in rows. Don't worry about being too precise, I like the spots where the dabs were larger or smaller than average.

Simple scaled nail art tutorial by @chalkboardnails

And of course, as promised, here is the short video of this nail art in action!



  1. I think the scaled art name is perfect for what it is.

  2. What size brush do you use for this, please?

  3. I used the Edinburgh Realism 3/4 brush from Stylish Nail Art Shop!

  4. Thanks over much for the info. It seems all the best brushes are sold by Stylish Nail Art Shop!
    I wonder whether the brushes which are made in Japan, as I understand it, are sold elsewhere or are supplied to Stylish by special order. They seem to be especially beautifully made but when you add the shipping, they seem to cost VERY much. I guess if you have one set of good brushes and take care of them, that is it, you are set for a long time so it is worth it.

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  6. This looks so cool!! It does look like alligator skin but in awesome colours :D I really love these colours!!

  7. Thanks for sharing. Love the colors and the design.

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  8. Awesome Posts! I like the colors!

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