Nail Art

Sheer Plaid Nails

February 15, 2014

I saw a manicure on Pinterest the other day and wanted to try it out, but with different colors. The colors I picked were a bit sheer, and it ended up creating a sort of plaid look. Super cool!

Polishes Used:
Essie Chinchilly
Essie Watermelon
Essie Resort Fling
Seche Vite Top Coat

I created this manicure by first painting my nails with the gray color (Chinchilly), appying a top coat, and letting it dry completely. Then I used scotch tape and masked off a portion of the nail so that I could paint the lighter coral color (Resort Fling). I made sure to do one nail at a time and remove the tape immediately after painting the coral color. Then I applied a thin top coat and let it dry. Finally, I taped off the other side of the nail, painted the magenta color (Watermelon), and peeled off the tape immediately. Then I finished the nail art design with a clear top coat. :)

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  • Susie Wittwer February 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I love it Kristina! How long did it take to complete?

  • Mary Whitcomb February 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    That looks so awesome. It must have taken hours!!

  • Marta V. February 15, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I love it. You are so talented!

  • Carol MJS February 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Stunning – just love it! I much prefer your choice of colours and I really like the “plaid” effect. Thanks for sharing your method. I’d love to see a video demonstrating your technique.

  • Mary W March 30, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Beautiful. How long did it take?