Pusheen the Cat Nail Art Series, Week 3: Pusheen + Chef Hat Design

Good morning, everybody! Today’s Pusheen design is adorable, so let’s begin!

Today’s design is…

… Pusheen + Chef Hat! This design is pretty easy and really cute! So let’s begin with the Polishes/Tools list and step-by-step…


Polishes/Tools used in this design:

Seche Clear: Crystal Clear Basecoat

Sinful Colors: Pink Smart (bright light pink) *Link to an OPI polish that is just as pretty

Craft Smart: Acrylic Paint Value Pack *This Craft Smart pack was unavailable on Amazon, and this link is for an Apple Barrel pack; I’ve heard great things about this acrylic paint, too!

Seche Vite: Dry-Fast Topcoat

Sally Hansen: Big Matte Topcoat


Step 1:

Using an image of Pusheen, draw her outline over a light-pink background (over a basecoat!) with warm-grey acrylic paint; fill it in and let dry 3-5 mins.

Step 2:

If needed, apply a second coat of the fill-in and let dry 3-5 mins.

Step 3:

Add a little black to the grey and create the three little lines between Pusheen’s ears; with the same color, make two oval/spots on the left side of her body.

Step 4:

Using a dotting tool and some brown-black paint, make Pusheen’s eyes, then make a triangle of smaller dots and connect them to form her mouth; also make little equal (=) signs on both sides of her face for her whiskers.

Step 5:

Just between Pusheen’s ears, using a toothpick or tiny paintbrush, draw a puffy chef hat (use a Pusheen image if necessary) with black acrylic paint; fill it in with white.

Step 8:

After letting dry completely, 4-8 mins, apply a topcoat or fast-drying topcoat to keep Pusheen safe and cute on your nail; optionally add a matte topcoat and let dry 5-15 mins.


And that’s it! Perfect Chef Pusheen!

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– Cali, host of threesixtynails

Cali G.

I'm a nail artist, positivity/wellness enthusiast, and perpetual creative. I've been sharing nails and good vibes here in my corner of the Internet since 2017. Follow me @threesixtynails on social and check the Contact page if you want to get in touch. Have a polished rest of your day! ✨


  1. Awesome!!! Keep up the great work!!!

    1. threesixtynailshost

      Thank you, Joe! I will! ☺

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