Barbie Nails

Essie ‘Splash of Grenadine’  |  Essie ‘Lilacism’  |  Leighton Denny Topcoat*  |  Revlon Base Coat*  |  Dotting Tool

Another night on the sofa watching Made in Chelsea means another night relaxing and painting my nails. This time I had no idea what I was going to do so I headed upstairs to my nail polish collection, picked up a few polishes, a dotting tool and headed back down to my sofa and my onesie. 

I ended up with something that I think is VERY Barbie-esque. Splash of Grenadine is one of my favourite Essie polishes because it allows me to wear pink without being too girly because it has a hint of purple in it so it’s not quite bubblegum pink. I used Lilacism on my ring finger and then dotted on some of the pink using one of my beloved dotting tools

I got quite a few compliments on these nails… what do you think?

Lily xx

Discuss this post

  • Samantha

    So pretty! Wish I had long nails to experiment with :)

    Sam xx

  • Simple Sophie

    These look lovely, I really need to get myself a dotting tool :) ox

  • EllieAlice

    So cute! x

  • Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence

    LOVE these! And I really need to catch up on MIC

    Melly xx

  • Olivia Law

    These are really cute – you could do Christmassy themed ones! xo

  • AlexandraE

    Your nails look very pretty :)xx

  • Beth Bradley

    These are lovely. I think I need to invest in some of the nail art tools!

  • daniella-r

    I really like these, I don’t think they’re that Barbie-esque! I need to get some dotting tools, they come out so much nice than my botched attempts
    Daniella x

  • Jen27

    Aww, so cute, Lily! Well done :)


  • Charlotte Anne Owst

    I LOVE these nails, they’re so cute. You’ve convinced me to buy some of your dotting tools xx

  • Annick

    This is adorable! I use a retractable pencil/pen to dot polish on my nails because I don’t have a dotting tool – works just the same!

    Love your blog and videos. You’re so calm and classy :)

  • Rebecca

    girly yet grown up! the lilac color is very pretty, and I’m definitely going to check out those dotting tools!
    Rebecca @

  • Rebeka

    Essie ‘Splash of Grenadine’ is gorgeous!!!

  • Harriet Olivia

    Oooh I love I just painted my nails OPI’s you don’t know jacques but now I want to take it all off and redo them with Essie’s splash of grenadine! XO

    Please check out my blog if you get a chance, I’ve just started out and any comments or followers would mean the world to me <3

  • Holly

    I love this! I wouldn’t think to try the colours myself for fear of looking overly girly but it actually looks really cool!

  • Janamarie

    i really love your blog! you’re my fav youtuber :D


  • Diane J

    SO pretty Lily. No price for guessing what I’ll be painting my nails like soon. :) Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  • Leanne Helmer

    So cute! Love them :) xx


  • Holly x

    I’m going to a party as Barbie on saturday, may have to try and recreate these nails xx

  • Klaudia…

    Aw their so cute! <3 xo

  • Cassy Workette

    thats a fantastic color on you!

  • jana knaepen

    That’s so cute. A little to pink for me but very fun.


  • Laura

    Look beautiful! x

  • Madeleine Roach

    Ahhh cute, nail-spiration!


  • Hannah

    This is adorable! I’m bookmarking this for summer, it would be perfect with different shades of pastels!


  • Petal

    I love the pinky purple, so unique! x

  • Alice Porter

    These are so pretty,I’m growing my nails at the moment so I can try things like this out. Is there any particular tools you reccomend?

  • Smaz

    So simple but gorgeous! I think they’re too classy to be barbie :-)



  • jannatul rahamoni

    so cute <3

  • Lola

    Ooooh this is REALLY cute! I love the whole “one nail different colour” thing but polka dots makes it even better x

  • Bethan Currie

    Love them of course! Especially the accent nail :)

  • Shradha G Loves