Happy Kitty Nail Art Tutorial

Ready for another super cute nail art tutorial from Brooke? Today she’s sharing her Happy Kitty┬ánail art instructions.

happy kitty nail art tutorial

Happy Kitty Nail Art Tutorial

Colors Used:

  • Julep’s Kelsey (Peach)
  • Julep’s Maddie (Pink)
  • Julep’s Colette (Purple)

Other Tools Used:

  • Dotting Tool
  • Nail Art Brush
  • Toothpick

Skill Level: Medium-Hard

Begin by using a nail art brush to create the shape of the cat’s ears over a clean nail or basecoat.

cute kitty nail art shape


This should start with a semicircle and continue down along each side of the nail. Fill the shape in to create the base for the kitty’s face. If you don’t get the area around the ears quite how you want it, use a toothpick to scrape away polish until you have the desired curves. Give this some time to dry.

Using your dotting tool or toothpick, draw three tiny dots of pink in the ears and drag lighting to connect them into a triangle.

cute kitty nail art ears

To make the eyes, take a dotting tool or a small nail art brush dipped in dark purple to create two arches under the ears. Re-dip for each eye. Do not try to do both off one one or the lines will streak.

cute kitty top of face

For the nose, use a tiny dotting tool to do a pink line across and drag lightly from the center downward to create the bottom section of the nose.

Take a nail art brush and starting at the bottom of the nose, draw a “J” shape to create one side of the mouth. Repeat this on the other side, mirroring the first “J” to make the rest of the mouth.

cute kitty bottom of face

If you want a slightly open mouth, take a tiny dotting tool and put a little bit of pink between the bottom of the curves.

If you want whiskers, take your nail art too and place a sideways “V” on either side of the mouth, facing outward.

Use a q-tip soaked in nail polish remover to clean up any edges or splotches.

cute kitty nail art bonus

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Powered by wine and lattes, Brooke is the author of fashion blog Madame Amrose and a contributor to Lucky Magazine. She is a mother of two sons living in the central Ohio suburbs.


  1. Oh those are so cute! I have to try that on Kaylas nails! Fun!

  2. Nicole Dz says:

    These are a cute idea for some fab nails, very pretty and different. And who doesn’t love kitties.

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