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
 Calendar

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
    CLICK HERE :)



    Thank you for the good vibes,

    rachel x