Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fashionable Nails: Plaid & Studded

Hello my darlings, Happy April 1st!! No foolishness here, it's a new nails blog post and I have some serious business to share lol... I'm not joking either, I take my nail art very seriously and I'm damn proud of it haha!! Today's plaid nail design is simple in its approach and uses three brand new nail polishes from Nailtini's "The Lacquer Cabinet", a new monthly nail polish subscription service curated and mixed by top manicurists and nail art / beauty bloggers. Click on the link to see past, current and future mixologists, you may see a familiar face or two ;))

Read more for product details & tutorial!

Nailtini "The Lacquer Cabinet" March Edition
Nailtini polishes are some of my favorite polishes on the market -- they are Cruelty-free, vegan and 5-FREE: no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate or camphor. The creamy consistency is excellent for nail art and makes these polishes super easy to work with, plus the formula is highly pigmented, so layering different shades is no problem. The Lacquer Cabinet collection comes with two empty bottles for mixing (not pictured) and is $25 / month.

March's edition of The Lacquer Cabinet was created by the ├╝ber talented Sarah Coy of Coy Makeup and inspired by her popular YouTube makeup looks. 
  • Bottle Green (cream) -- deep jewel-tone green
  • Cement Mixer (cream) -- light grey with a hint of purple
  • Venom (cream shimmer) -- rich black with subtle shimmer
I came up with this diamond plaid pattern using Cement Mixer for the base and Bottle Green and Venom for the stripes. I added black iridescent chunky glitters to the crossings of Venom stripes and sealed the design with Seche Vite top coat.
  1. Apply base coat and top with 1-2 coats of base color. Allow a few minutes for the color to dry.
  2. Add a few drops of a contrasting polish to a mixing bowl or foil and dip a striping brush into the polish.
  3. Starting from the center of the nail base, paint diagonal stripes across the nail, keeping consistent distance between the stripes. Continue on the other side, criss crossing the stripes and creating a fishnet design.
  4. Clean off the brush using acetone and repeat step 2 with the second contrasting polish.
  5. Repeat step 3 using the second polish, and painting the stripes 1 mm above the first fishnet pattern.
  6. Optional: Pick up loose chunky glitters using a wet toothpick and add to the crossings of one of the fishnets.
  7. Seal the completed design with top coat.


Sneak peek of my next makeup look & post!



Maryam Maquillage


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