Nails For Days 2017

My artwork has come to life since living in Kreuzberg...

Before moving to Berlin, it had been so long since I picked up a sketchbook that I didn't know where to start. I thought I'd forgotten how to draw or paint or be creative other than on nails and that whatever I did, it would be rubbish anyway.

Then in September 2015, my friend suggested I join in on the #100daysof project on Instagram.

Effy Nails Holding Hands

I decided to draw a post-it sized doodle a day. Tiny little squares filled with as much detail or as little as I could be bothered. Of course, I didn't do this eeevery day but I DID DO A LOT. It got me into the habit of drawing again and after a while, post-it's turn into pages. Even if I didn't know what I was doing, I made myself do SOMETHING.

This is what it looks like when I don't know what to paint

This is what it looks like when I don't know what to paint

Rewind a few years, I decided to specialise in nails and ditch all of the other things that I'm qualified for.

It was a way of being creative within the beauty industry that waxing legs and eyebrows (and everything in between) just doesn't offer...

Effy Nails Nail Art

This year, after a few months of doodles, photoshop, paint and pens in Berlin....

I found that I like freaky hand illustrations 

I found that I like freaky hand illustrations 

I have put all of these things into something that is useful and bought them TO LIFE. I am now excited to share with you.....

Effy Nails
Nails for Days 2017

Nails For Days 2017

It has the dates for next year's new moons, full moons, star signs and a fresh illustration for each month. Also hangable from a tiny, cute bulldog clip.

Nails for Days 2017 is available here...

  • In the studio
  • My online shop with international shipping
  • Or there's a downloadable version via my Etsy shop

    In the mean time, if you'd like to book in for an appointment

    Thank you for the good vibes,

    rachel x