Kiwi Nails! An easy nail art tutorial

Hai there! I always get compliments whenever I have this nail art design on my nails….ALWAYS! In this post I will be showing you how to get this cute, simple and very summery design on your own nails at home, huzzah! So here are the stuff you will need:


Here’s the breakdown:

Nail polishes

Top coat (No7), black with no glitter (NYC), white (Angelica), green (Green Grass-Rimmel), yellow with brush included (Fraulein).


Large and small dotting tools (from Ebay for less than €2), alternatively, you can use the end of a bobby pin or an unused pen/pencil.

Lets begin! First, paint all you nails green.


Put a blob of white on your working surface and mix with a little bit of yellow for the middle part of the kiwi. We don’t want a brilliant white colour for this part-to make it look more realistic!


Dot the middle part of each nail until you get an oval shape using the large end of dotting tool. There’s no need to be overly tidy at this step.


Next, create lines on the green spaces from the same colour as above using a small brush. I was a bit messy at this step but that’s ok!


Dot some black ‘seeds’ using your dotting tool. Try to fill the green areas moderately and you can overlap with the cream sections too, say 3-4 ‘seeds’ per section. You still want the green areas to show!

Tadah! Put on your top coat as the final step and you are done! I didn’t get the chance to clean up my cuticle, but you can use q-tips soaked in acetone to remove the excess nail polish.


Simples! Here’s a better pic that I took last year, I had nail extensions on and they were crazy long but the design certainly looks cute on short nails too :)


That’s it for today’s post, hope it inspired you! More easy nail art tutorials coming up soon! Let me know if you will be trying this nail art design this summer ;)

Cecilia x

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11 responses to “Kiwi Nails! An easy nail art tutorial

  1. Looks awesome! I’m going to have to try this sometime :)

  2. Looks so cool!

    • Thanks a million, give it a go x

  3. Great pictorial! I was sooooo obsessed with nail art a few years ago, I need to get back on it. Hopefully we both can do makeup reviews whenever the chance is possible. Thank you for finding my blog and I am excited to see how much Cecilia’s Corner grows!

    • Thank you so much, Carmen! I was obsessed with nail art until last year, I stopped because I wasn’t inspired much to do new designs. The ones I’ve posted on my blogs are the easy peasy ones, I have waayyy crazier designs. They are on my instagram if you want to check them out :) You are so sweet, I am so glad that I started this blog because now I get to meet so many lovely people like you! Maybe we can do a drugstore makeup swap one day as I get so jealous looking at reviews of products from other countries, lol x

  4. So cute and really unique, I’ve never seen kiwis on anyone’s nails before :)

    x ♥ Sophie | So Bright & Beautiful

    • Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Sophie! Give it a go, it’s super easy! x

  5. So cute! I might have to try this one as well. I love that you took the picture next to a kiwi. That makes me want to go eat a kiwi. Yum!

    • Thanks a million, you are just the sweetest!! Give it a go, it’s super easy x

  6. SO cute! I love kiwis :)

    • Aww thank you! :)

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