Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Can a Nail Artist Get Some?

Some of you might know that I have a YouTube channel and anyone that's visited it will know that it's a lame excuse for a channel by any standards! As it stands, I only have 4 complete videos uploaded and quite a lot of failed attempts under my belt. The reason for this is the ancient camcorder I've been borrowing from my parents. It's very old and I've had a lot of problems getting the recorded footage to work with my computer. I've tried everything I can think of to get it working - different formats, new memory cards, new editing software - nothing works.

I've been resting on my laurels in this department and making excuses for myself for a long time and the day has finally come when I've decided to step up and do something about it. Since I don't have the funds at the moment (and it doesn't look like I will do for a while), I've come up with a project in the hopes of raising enough money to buy a HD camcorder so I can finally make some new videos for your enjoyment!

Here's how it works
I've been painting nail sets that I will be listing on Etsy. They're all one-of a kind, hand painted by myself.
If my calculations are correct (which they normally are!) I need to sell roundabout 13 sets to cover the cost of a camera, a memory card and the selling/paypal fees. Any money remaining from the proceeds of the first 13 nail sets sold will be donated to a charity of my choice.
Today, I'll be listing all the completed sets I have. There's a lot of work in progress and plenty more ideas in the pipeline. As I list more sets, I'll also post them here to keep you updated.

If you're interested in helping, please head over to my Etsy shop, have a browse and hopefully a buy!
You can click on any picture to take you directly to that listing.
Or click here to go to the shop front.


I'm new to selling on Etsy so constructive criticism is welcome :)
If you wanted a set but it's already sold, be sure to click the 'Request custom item' link in the left sidebar in my Etsy shop so I can make you another!



  1. the love/hate ones are amazing! good luck raising the money!

  2. OMG I love these!!! I just may have to get some!!! XOXO

  3. OMG i need the love/hate ones. those are fabulous! although the others are just as amazing, tough choices...

  4. oh wow that's a great idea! I definitely will be looking at those black studded ones. Super sexy.

  5. These are amazing! OMGSH definitely going to your etsy shop!

  6. Great job!


  7. They are awesome! Good luck :)

  8. They are gorgeous! You should paint some of the sets that have more than 10--aka different sizes--so that more people can buy them :) I have tiny midget fingers and even filing the larger ones down could be challenging since it might ruin the design. And folks with larger nails are SOL.
    Anyway--just a suggestion, I have no doubt they will sell like hotcakes even if you don't change a thing--they are amazing! I especially love the studded black ones and the blue snowflake ones <3

  9. Great work - and I bow to your creative solution for finding the funds to bring us great vids!!

  10. Looks fantastic! I think you'll definitely have some bites for your studded nails! A suggestion from a fellow Etsy nail art seller - your buyers don't need to request a custom item to buy previously sold nail art - you can renew a listing after it's sold and just change the item to "Made to order". You will have to pay the relisting fee but it's so tiny anyways and then it's easier for your shoppers to see your full selection. I attribute doing this to the fact that two of my nail sets have sold 3 times each!

  11. Great Work! I think it will all be gone really soon! I wanted to know, where to you find those blank sets? because I would like to paint sets that I could wear when I don't have time to paint my own nails, and all I've ever ordered was really long AND really tiny.. Thank you!


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