This past week we saw the first real snow fall, although it was short-lived, it really put us into the holiday spirit – we started our Christmas shopping, ate a box (or two) of chocolates, and brainstormed some holiday nail art tutorials. Sunday was dedicated strictly to the Nicole by OPI – Kardashian Kollection, this line came and went so quickly, we didn’t even spot it once. After visiting a few stores and making a couple phone calls, we found ONE store that had some left – only 4 colours left :(. We did pick up Khloe Had a little Lam-Lam which is a nice rich, deep green with teal undertones – a perfect holiday colour for this tutorial.

Step 1: After applying base coat, we recommend Orly – Bonder, paint nails Revlon – Revlon Red. There is a reason this colour is a classic – perfect red shade, not too pink or orange & applies fully opaque with one coat, it is definitely our top favourite red.

Step 2: Once Revlon Red has dried, using a long, skinny nail art brush, paint a vertical line to the far side of the nail using Nicole by OPI – Khloe had a little Lam-Lam. Once this has dried, paint two more horizontal lines – creating a “H” shape when looking at the nail sideways.

Step 3: Using China Glaze – Cheers to You, paint a vertical line on the opposite side of the nail. This colour is a silver shimmer from last year’s holiday collection that always pops up when we try a new nail art design, you don’t realize how much silver you actually use, this bottle is almost done! Paint one horizontal line near the base of the nail to complete this plaid design.

We love plaid nails, something about it is so nostalgic – it reminds us of being little and our moms dressing us up in holiday kilts with red turtlenecks & thick stockings, thinking we totally looked great. This nail art is a little on the difficult side – straight lines are hard, even with practice. We like to ‘warm up’ before painting straight lines on a separate piece of paper to get a good rhythm. This design is great because you can play around with colours, number of colours in the design, add studs, etc. Are you mad about plaid?

  1. Elton Snider says:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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