Meet ManiMe’s professional gel nail artist: Rebecca Ludwig (@moonchild.nails)
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Meet ManiMe’s professional gel nail artist: Rebecca Ludwig (@moonchild.nails)

We are so excited to introduce and welcome Rebecca Ludwig (@moonchild.nails) into ManiMe’s growing community of professional nail artists. She’s the talent behind two gel manis of the Summer Nostalgia Collection.

By: ManiMe
Jul 22 2021

Today (July 22), Rebecca Ludwig (@moonchild.nails) joins ManiMe’s growing community of professional nail artists with her two Summer Nostalgia Collection gel manis. With 4+ years in the nail industry, Rebecca is an educator for NailPro Magazine and a highly-regarded nail artist. She works out of a private suite where she makes her clients' nail goals come to life. She specializes in all forms of hand-painted nail design and ALWAYS has an iced coffee by side.

You’ll see her intricate hand-painted style with her Summer Nostalgia Collection gel manis: Watermelon Rush and L8r G8r. Read on to learn more about Rebecca as a nail artist, her inspiration for her colorful gel designs, and her favorite summer memories. 

Are you wearing Rebecca's gels this summer?

Shop the Summer Nostalgia Collection now and don’t forget to tag us in your posts on social! See you there @manime.co!

ManiMe: How did you get started in the nail industry?

Rebecca: I actually never intended on becoming a nail artist! I enrolled in beauty school in hopes of becoming a makeup artist and I fell in love with the nail portion instead! It was a huge career change, I was a classically trained chef prior!

ManiMe: How did you develop your nail art style? 

Rebecca: My nail style is honestly all over the place. I pull inspiration from many things. I really love painting cartoons! I also love painting tiny murals that are inspired by nature and fine art. I would say my style changes often and I’m always evolving!

ManiMe: What are your favorite colors, textures, or techniques to use in your nail art?

Rebecca: I love using bright, vibrant colors, especially when painting cartoons. I am a huge fan of tortoiseshell nails as well, and I think I have perfected it. 

ManiMe: Where do you typically find inspiration?

Rebecca: I find inspiration in nature pretty often. I love recreating different stones and rocks I see! I also find a ton of inspiration in other nail artists on Instagram. The nail art community is such a talented group!

ManiMe: What was the inspiration behind your Summer Nostalgia gel designs?

Rebecca: Growing up in Florida, I was in nature often. I use to go hiking with my grandfather in the Everglades, and we would pack snacks. I usually went for a big container of fresh-cut watermelon from Publix. Now when I think of summer, I automatically think of watermelon! Also while we were on those hikes, we would always come across DOZENS of alligators! I don’t think anything is more ‘Florida’ than an alligator.

ManiMe: What is your favorite at-home manicure, pedicure, or nail care tip?

Rebecca: CUTICLE. OIL. If you’re going to do ANYTHING, do this. It is absolutely essential. Cuticle oil not only extends the longevity of your at-home manis, but it keeps your bare nails looking great even if you aren't using any other products.

Rapid Q&A with @moonchild.nails

  • Glossy or matte? Matte - it makes any color POP.
  • Bold or neutral color palette? Bold!
  • Summer beauty must-have? SUNSCREEN.
  • BBQ or campfire? Campfire! With marshmallows.
  • Ice cream or popsicle? Popsicle. 
  • Beach or pool? Pool! No sharks.