For a while, I wanted to create Cookie Monster Nails. But it was only until now that I went ahead and did it.
These don’t exactly look like Cookie Monster, though, so I’ll say that they’re inspired by him.
Only after I started painting did I Google photos of other people’s Cookie Monster nail art, and I kinda wish I looked first because my attempt would’ve turned out better.
Had I not painted my entire nail blue and allowed the googly eyes to sit on top of the blue part, it would’ve looked more like the fun Sesame Street character. If you’re confused, check out the link at the bottom of my post. I’ll show you how someone else did it and how hers look more recognizable.
I still really like this manicure because it’s silly, and I think it’s really fun to have smiling faces on my fingertips.
What do you think? Would you try this? Should I try some other Sesame Street characters?
Cookie Monster Nail Art Pictures
All swatches have:
- 1 coat of Nail Tek Foundation II Base Coat
- 2 coats of Milani Dude Blue (except ring finger: 2 coats of China Glaze Hybrid)
- Chocolate chips: OPI Espresso Your Style!
- Eyes: OPI Alpine Snow (white) & China Glaze Liquid Leather (black)
- Mouths: NYX Ink Nail Art in Black
- 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
*~* Cookie Monster Nails Tutorial *~*
What I Used:
- Nail Tek Foundation II Base Coat
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- Milani Dude Blue (This was sent to me by PR. It’s not the perfect Cookie Monster blue, but I like how bright & cheerful it is. You can find it at Cherry Culture.)
- OPI Alpine Snow
- OPI Espresso Your Style!
- China Glaze Hybrid
- China Glaze Liquid Leather
- NYX Ink Nail Art Black
- Piece of foil
- Nail-art brush
Pick the colors you want to use, and get all your supplies ready. Be sure to unscrew the polish bottles so you’re not struggling to open them when your nails are wet.
Step 1: Apply your favorite base coat
Step 2: Paint all your nails blue except for your ring finger, which should be a light brown
Here I used Milani Neon polish in Dude Blue. It’s not actually neon – in real life, it’s much darker than my below photos with flash. On my ring finger, I chose a shimmery light brown, China Glaze Hybrid.
Allow this to dry for a good 15 minutes.
Quickie Milani Dude Blue Review
I’ve never actually come across a neon blue that was actually neon-burn-your-retinas-blue. Normally they’re just really bright blues. Milani Dude Blue is no exception – it’s bright (and the camera flash makes it brighter), but I don’t really consider it to be neon.
The formula was thick, and it was opaque in a single coat. However, I used 2 coats out of habit. I noticed that unlike most neons that dry matte, this dried with a satin finish…not quite shiny, but not dull, either.
Overall, I think this color is pretty and summery. The formula is okay, but not buttery smooth. I do like it, though, and will probably wear it again.
Edit: When I removed this polish, I found out that it stains the skin. Be prepared to have Smurfy cuticles and fingers when you take this off. But don’t worry – it’s not permanently stained. If you wash your hands with soap and warm water a few times, it will come off.
Step 3: Add black circles for eyes
Add a few drops of black polish onto your piece of foil. If you have a large dotting tool, use it. Since I don’t have one, I used the handle of my nail-art brush.
I used China Glaze Liquid Leather.
Step 4: Create the chocolate chips
Put some of the dark-brown polish onto the piece of foil. Use your nail-art brush to paint on random and irregular round shapes. You could use a dotting tool to create brown circles, but I liked the look of chocolate chips that aren’t perfect circles. Do what you prefer!
I used OPI Espresso Your Style!, which is a deep shimmery brown.
Step 5: Add eye whites
Add some white polish to your piece of foil. Using either your large dotting tool or a brush handle, add slightly smaller white circles inside the black ones you created earlier.
I used OPI Alpine Snow.
Step 6: Add pupils and smiles
Use your dotting tool to create the pupils. For the mouths, you can use your nail-art brush, but since I had a nail-art striper (NYX Ink Nail Art in Black), I opted for that.
Make sure the pupils are all crazy because Cookie Monster is craaaazzzzyyy for coooooookies!
Step 7: Wait 10-15 minutes & then add a top coat
Step 8: Get caught with your hand in the cookie jar…when your nails are dry, of course!
I hope you enjoyed my Cookie Monster-inspired nail art! And don’t forget to check out this link for another Cookie Monster interpretation. I think hers look more like Cookie Monster.
Did you like my Cookie Monster-inspired nail art? Who’s your favorite Sesame Street character? Mine’s the Count! I should try doing some Count nail art!