Thursday, November 28, 2013

Red & Black Lumberjack Plaid Nails

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Hello!

I've been wearing some simple plaid nails these past few days.  I love the classic "lumberjack" red & black plaid, and I had an idea to create them a few weeks ago.  My first attempt was kind of a fail, but I decided to give them another go, and I'm really happy with them this time!

Lumberjack Plaid Nails - Essie & a-England

I only used two polishes for this design, and no nail art brushes or tape, so these were very quick to do.  The black is one of my favourites (a-England Camelot), which is super opaque, but what made this plaid work so well is the use of a red jelly (I used Essie Fishnet Stockings).

Lumberjack Plaid Nails - Essie & a-England

To create the plaid, I started with just one coat of red.  This design is all about layering, so the base doesn't have to be perfect.  Using the black I made a grid (two vertical lines, three horizontal), then with another layer of red I painted vertical and horizontal lines overlapping some of the black areas so they would appear faded, just like you would see on a plaid shirt.

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Lumberjack Plaid Nails - Essie & a-England

What do you think of these plaid nails?  I really enjoyed wearing them, especially in this weather.  They looked so nice with a big knit sweater and boots!


Thank you for reading! :)


Kristin



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14 comments :

  1. The technique is perfect! I will definitely try it out. Gorgeous!

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  2. Such a cool technique, I want to try these!! Love them!

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    1. Thank you!! I would love to see them if you do! :)

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  3. this manicure is spectacular and your pictures are amaaaazing. The color and clarity of the pictures are just perfect.

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    1. Thank you!! I spend a lot of time on my photos, so that compliment is definitely appreciated! :)

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  4. Your nails look so beautiful!
    I love how all these different colors match together. :)

    xx julia

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