Monday, August 6, 2012

Argyle Nails

Hello, all! Today I'm going to do a tutorial for something I've been wanting to try out for a while. After multiple camera and painting issues, I'm not quite sure if I love how this one turned out, but it's still plenty of fun to do.

You will need:
- Base coat
- white polish
- three different polishes of your choice 
- a black striper
- top coat

Start out with a base coat. Then paint two coats of a solid white on all nails.

Sally Hansen - Hard to Get

Use your three colors to make little triangles on the tips of each nail. I used each of the colors in a random order on each hand. Try to get the point of each triangle in the very center of your nail. You can use two coats, but I used one just because for whatever reason, I really liked the splotchy paint look.

From L-R: China Glaze - Secret Peri-wink-le, First Mate, and Exotic Encounters
Now make a second triangle on each nail, again with the tip of it in the center. You should get a sort of hourglass shape.

Now use your striper to make diagonal lines across the hourglasses, like in the picture.

It's So Easy Stripe-Rite Black

Finish up by painting the rest of the lines. 

And then it's time for cleanup and a top coat!

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial. It's quick and easy and it even matches your favorite pair of argyle socks!
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  1. oh, i have yet to attempt this look. But i'd probably try it with tape since I don't think I can ever get lines straight. Thanks for the tutorial though! I've nominated you for Liebster Award btw!

    Link here:

    1. Thank you!
      I actually started out with tape, but the tape just didn't seem to want to cooperate so I ended up just going with freehand. :)

  2. This is pretty cool.

    I've tagged you with a Versatile Award. Details are on my blog:

    Thanks for sharing the awesome nail art :)

  3. This is such a cute design! I like your nail art!


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