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Cat | Nail Art Tutorial


Cat | Nail Art Tutorial

Want to know how to create this cute cat nail look? Follow our 8 step nail art tutorial below!

The products we used to create this look:

Nail polish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. SuperStay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour – Maybelline – Rose Rupture
3. Lasting Gel Nail Colour – Collection – Blackjack
4. French Manicure Long Lasting – Collection – French White
5. SuperStay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour – Maybelline – Pink In The Park
6. Pointed Drawing Brush (long)
7. Flat Drawing Brush
8. Dotting Tool

Would you like this design painted on false nails for you?

If you can’t find this look with our other false nail sets that are available to buy, please contact me and I will happily sort it out for you!

Now lets show you how we created this look!


First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail polish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and shape them to how you want them with your file. If you want make your nails appear longer you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail polish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.


Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to go with a  really pretty pink colour. We applied 2 coats of the nail polish in the colour Rose Rapture (2) as this makes sure the nails are covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry!


Once the pink nail polish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating the cats face! We decided on having the cats face on the ring finger. We painted a thin line at a slight curve with the long pointed drawing brush (6) just over halfway up the nail with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (3). This meant we knew how big the cat face was going to be.


After we created the outline, we then painted up to the line on the ring finger with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (3) to finish creating the cats face.


To give the cats face some time to dry, we decided to add some other details to this look before adding the facial features. The first thing we did was paint on the cat ears! We used the long pointed drawing brush (6) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (3).

cat paw print nail artSTEP 6

The next bit of detail we added was the paw prints on the middle finger. We used the thicker side of the dotting tool (8) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (3) to create the bigger middle dot of the paw, and then used the thinner side of the dotting tool to add the 4 smaller dots to finish creating the paw.

cute cat nail artSTEP 7

Painting on the ears and the paws meant this gave the cat face plenty of time to dry, so now it’s time to start adding the final touches to this look – the facial features for the cats face! Firstly, we used the thicker side of the dotting tool (8) with the nail polish in the colour French White (4) to draw on white dots for the eyes. We then used the flat drawing brush (7) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (3) to add a small thin line to add the pupils to the eyes!

halloween nails catSTEP 8

Now it’s time for the final touch – the cats nose! We painted on a small triangle with the dotting tool (8) with the nail polish in the colour Pink In The Park(5).

And that’s it! How cute is this?! Perfect for a more glamorous look for Halloween.

🎃 If you like this nail art, click here to check out our other Halloween nail designs! 🎃

cat nail art

Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram @creativenailsuk!

Don’t forget to check out our shop – we have a number of gorgeous false nails that are for sale now!

Also – if you are unable to find what you are looking for through my shop or from a design in my nail art tutorials, please do not hesitate to get in touch! I am more than happy to do custom designs.

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(10) Comments

  1. Wow! This is such a cool design; and it actually seems pretty easy to do so I’ll definitely be trying it out in the future!
    Eloise x

    1. Thank you! Yeah it is quite simple which is great – especially if you follow our step by step tutorial. It also looks super cute! Let us know if you do try it out, we’d love to see a picture – tag us on Twitter/Instagram 🙂

  2. Okay you need to teach me how to do this. It’s such a cute design but I’m absolutely hopeless at this stuff. It might take me 3000 attempts but I’ll get there

    1. Haha, just have some fun and try it out! All you need to do is practice and have a bit of patience 🙂

  3. I love this! You’re so good at the small designs. I could never get mine right, it would just be like big sploges of nail polish placed randomly!


    1. Thank you so much! It isn’t the easiest thing to do at times, but if you want to try it – start with something easy like with this kind of design and see how it goes. You may surprise yourself!

  4. Charlene McElhinney says:

    I am a CRAZY cat lady so I totally love these!!

    Charlene McElhinney

    1. Cats are amazing, aren’t they?!

  5. Sophie Higgs says:

    I so wish I could do creative nail art like this! So cute!

    Great post, and love the step by step photos!

    1. Thank you so much – it does requires a lot of practice and patience, but it is so much fun!

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