Tri Polish Tuesday: Grey, Pink and Brown Plaid

Plaid was one of the very first designs I ever tried when I got into nail art. Someone, somewhere had said it was a simple nail art design for beginners. I totally disagree! It was way beyond my capabilities then and I’m still struggling with this design as it really requires perfectly straight lines and mastery of the striping brush. (Or tons of patience and tape maybe, but given my hatred of tape I’m more likely to achieve striping brush perfection!) It’s one of those patterns I know I need to return to from time to time to see how I’m progressing and if I’m any closer to getting it right.

I followed this photo tutorial that I came across on a google image search. The google search links to someone’s Pinterest board and I have no idea who originally put this tutorial together – if you know then please tell me and I’ll give proper credit. I thought my mani looked great from a distance this time, but up close my decidedly wobbly lines are pretty obvious. It’s an an improvement on my previous attempts so I’m happy with that! This won’t be my last plaid mani, that’s for sure.

It will be my last grey, pink and brown mani for the Tri Polish challenge though as next week we’ll have new colours for March! I’ve enjoyed my first month taking part in this challenge and am looking forward to March’s colours.


I used: My Boyfriend Scales Walls – OPI, Miss Grey – GOSH, Lady in Black – OPI, Hoopla – Ciaté, You Don’t Know Jacques – OPI

33DC: Lines

I didn’t wanted to do just stripes for this day of the challenge so I went on a bit of a trawl through google images for some inspiration. I came across this mani and loved the heart design on it so I thought I’d give it a try myself. My hearts were probably more successful and recognisable than my stars and it was a really fun one to try. I enjoyed wearing these and was slightly sad to take them off.


I used: Just Gorgeous – Anny, If I Were a Boy – Essence, Azure – Rimmel, Life is a Freeride – Essence, Elizabeth Street – Nails Inc, Sensation – Color Addict, Miami pINK – Catrice, Pineapple Juice – Rituals, Bring Me Peach – Catrice, Secret of Love – Anny.