Friday, 21 November 2014

Winter Green Tartan Nail Art

Tartan Nail Art
Earlier in the year I tried my hand at some tartan nail art. I liked the colour combo but I wasn't 100% pleased with the execution as it looked a bit clunky so I thought I'd give it another go. I was much happier with the result. 
Tartan Nail Art
This time I went for more of a classic tartan look with green, black, cream, and gold. I thought the colours were more suited for this time of year and also quite subtle for a wearable look. Colours used were: Coconut*, Barry M; Sew Psyched, Essie; Majesty*, Barry M; Black Nail Art Pen, Barry M.
Tartan Nail Art
To create the look I used two coats of Coconut* as a base colour. I then used a small brush to mark the grid pattern with my green polish. I did my vertical lines first. I then used a coat of Seche to help the polish dry as I am impatient and couldn't wait for them to dry naturally! Once the Seche had done its thing I drew the black lines and used another small brush to draw the gold lines. Last time I complained that the black lines looked a bit too wobbly but I tried this look with dead straight lines and it didn't look right. So for now I will stick to shaky lines in my tartan manis. 

Pretty happy with this but now I have loads of tartan ideas running through my head to create in time for Christmas!



  1. These look awesome Emma! I love the colours you picked, it makes it look very classy and a bit understated. I haven't tried tartan yet but it looks so fun!

    1. You definitely should give it a go! It is probably easier than it looks and there are so many colour combinations to try. I can't wait to give it another go. Emma.x


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