Nail Art: Cookie Monster and Elmo

There are times I feel wearing a cartoon inspired nail art design is not appropriate for my age anymore. But aside from requests and the fact that they are irresistible not to try, I believe that it is necessary to connect to our inner child to remember the simple joys of life. Don't you think so, too?

This is a Cookie Monster and Elmo nail art and honestly, I made 2 attempts for this design. I was not quite satisfied with how the first one turned out. Here's the result of the second attempt:

Cookie Monster and Elmo Nail Art Design
Cookie Monster and Elmo Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
Second Attempt


I retained the idea of painting 2 different color background for each hand or for each cartoon character for both attempts. Blue for the Cookie Monster hand (left) and red for the Elmo hand (right). I also painted a polka dots pattern on all my nails, except the accent nails, on both occasions.

Here is a photo of my first attempt:

Cookie Monster and Elmo Nail Art Design
Cookie Monster and Elmo Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
First Attempt


Features of 1st attempt:
  • Two coatings for each of Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue for the blue base color and Orly Monroe's Red for the red. Etude House WH001, in 2 coatings as base color for both accent nails.
  • I painted both Cookie Monster and Elmo with a full frontal view.

I felt awkward looking at my nails with the results of the 1st attempt because of 2 things. First, I felt my nails were too narrow for the wide faces of Cookie Monster and Elmo. Perhaps I could have adjusted the eyes in a manner that it will take up the entire width of my nail. Second, Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue didn't match my Cookie Monster blue color.

Cookie Monster and Elmo Nail Art Design


Anyway, I redid my entire left hand (Cookie Monster) using a different base color. I used 2 coats of Alessandro Crazy Lazy 77-161 that Nanay gave me as a gift from a recent trip for the blue themed hand. She gave me 3 bottles of the same brand that I absolutely love. I had no problem with consistency and application.

I still used Etude House WH001 as background color for the accent nails.

Cookie Monster Nail Art Design
Cookie Monster Nail Art Design by Simply Rins


Elmo and Cookie Monster were painted using acrylic paints. And this time, I did a 3/4 perspective for both characters. To achieve the effect, I painted the eye near the side of nail bigger. I liked this result better than the previous attempt.

Elmo Nail Art Design
Elmo Nail Art Design by Simply Rins


For the Elmo hand, I still used Orly Monroe's Red for the red theme.

Please forgive the mess I made when I applied my top coat. I got a bit impatient and some of my polka dots smudged when I was sealing my design.

Cookie Monster and Elmo Nail Art Design


I hope you liked my version of Cookie Monster and Elmo nail art design. For those that have been following my blog for quite some time now, you know how I love the idea of characters that seem to peep out of my nails. For Elmo and Cookie Monster, I decided that the movement is better if it comes from the side. :)

Have you worn different themes or colors on each hand before? If not, will you consider wearing a design like this? I would love to know your thoughts about this design.


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24 comments:

  1. COOKIE! Sorry, I couldn't help myself ;) I love how you're able to match two hands with completely different base colours! And your lines are perfect as always :)

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  2. I love it! I don't think you can be too old to have fun.
    I like the Cookie Monster from the first design and the Elmo from the second, I think...

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  3. you can never be too old lol, i think these look adorable i did an elmo mani myself a while ago, what can i say? ... i love elmo loll

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  4. I love Triky (Cookie Monster) and I love Cookies!!! And of course I love this mani!!!

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  5. Hi, Let's polish some nails!
    Yes, it is nice to wear something that brings out a smile. Thank you for the kind words. :)


    Hi, Jette Fromm!
    I think everyone loves Sesame Street characters. My sister once had a huggable Elmo stuffed toy that sits on the passenger side of her car at all times! :)


    Hi, Frances!
    Thank you for assuring me that I can still wear something like this. :)

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  6. Hi, nail loopy!
    You have to let me see how your Elmo nail art twrned /ut. :)


    Hi, istarh!
    -0AI7m guilty of loving cookies too! And of course, Cookie Monster! :)

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  7. Awesome, I love Cookie Monster!

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  8. Love love love your nail art!!

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  9. I would be happy if my first attempt was half as good as yours!!! You're amazing at painting with acrylics :)

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  10. i love it, hope we gonna have tutorial for this too :-D

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  11. Hi, Tera!
    I also love Cookie Monster ... as long as he doesn't eat my cookies. :P


    Hi, Kejal!
    Thanks so much! It really warms my heart to read sweet comments like yours. :)


    Hi, Nail Stories!
    I really just love painting on my nails. It's challenging but fulfilling at the same time. :)

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  12. Hi, nail crazy!
    Oh no, I wasn't able to take photos while I was painting Cookie Monster and Elmo. Shame on me. I'll try to recreate it for a nail art tutorial. I included a closer shot of the characters on this post. I hope that would help for now to see the shapes. :)


    Hi, KIrishenchantment!
    I appreciate the fact that you found this design worthy to be labeled cute. :)

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  13. hi ms rins im jennifer from ilocos sur,,and i wanna have those konads nail art kit,,can u help me?

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  14. ill show u my first ever water marble nail art on my nails

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  15. yeeeeeeeehhhh....pls ms rins help me

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  16. Hi, jenxy!
    Please view my Konad Stamping Nail Art article. I provided a link to the Konad store here in the Philippines. They do ship nationwide and worldwide. You can buy image plates from them.

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  17. Of course, I wouldn't mind wearing Rina's designs on my nails :) And I agree, it's important to reconnect to our childhood once in awhile just to lighten up our mood :)

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  18. Hi, Smarla!
    Haha! Thanks for pulling my leg! (Joke!)

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  19. my daughter would love these nails!! this is adorable!!

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  20. i love it LOVE IT

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  21. Nice post which Elmo and Cookie Monster were painted using acrylic paints. And this time, I did a 3/4 perspective for both characters. But aside from requests and the fact that they are irresistible not to try, It believe that it is necessary to connect to our inner child to remember the simple joys of life.Thanks a lot for posting

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