Monday, July 25, 2011

Pleasantly Plaid Tutorial

I realized while at work that my nails could easily be jazzed up with some plaid. What a great opportunity to do a quicky tutorial! These are super easy, I encourage all of you to try them. The first plaid nails I did were a few days ago on Sara, seen here

(Oh, and sorry for the ashy cuticles, I was trying to clean up before each pic! I didn't realize how much of it showed!)

Start with your base colors, whatever they may be. Add one stripe of the complimentary color to each nail. Vary it up by moving the stripes to the left side of the nail, right side of the nail, or directly in the middle.

Using a white striping polish, add two lines alongside the initial stripe.

Then draw another two lines that intersect. Also vary this up by doing some towards the cuticle, some towards the free edge, some directly in the middle.

That's it! Topcoat to blend it all together and smooth out bumps. :) If you try it, send me a link! I'd love to see it! 

(Base colors are from previous post. Essie Absolutely Shore and China Glaze Agent Lavender.)
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  1. So pretty! Perfect as always.

  2. It's so simple but adorable at the same time! I'm gonna need to try this one... but I always have difficulty drawing horizontal stripes, even with a striping polish. Haha

  3. Cute! I'm awful at drawing lines, mine are never as thin as the ones everyone else draws... I may have to try duplicating the pattern with Scotch Tape.

  4. This looks great, and it's so easy to do! :)

  5. oh my gosh! that's lovely.
    The colours are beautiful, too.
    It's great with the complimentary colours too, I like that idea!

  6. I will have to try this! :) I think it would be acceptable for work ish..hehe

  7. Oooh I love these nails! And wouldn't you know it, I just did mine tonight... well I think this might be next up on the list of manis to come!! <3

  8. Cute+thank you for this tuto! ^^


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