I Love Plaid Nails!

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Happy weekend! I hope you’re all having a good weekend.
I believe that Black Friday was a foreign to us here in the Netherlands before, but this year, it’s EVERYWHERE! I have no complain although I haven’t gotten anything so far yet.
Did you get anything? Are you planing to get anything?

I went to get a plaid coat or at least I wanted to try it on and to see if I’d look good in it. I did look fine. I liked it better than the other plaid coats I tried in the last a few months. However, it wasn’t “the one” just yet. I couldn’t point it out exactly why I wasn’t fully sold though. The size was good, I liked the design, I liked the color pallets, and the length was fine, too.
Are you curious which one I tried? (Here.)
I didn’t expect it would be this hard to find my kind of perfect plaid coat,  honestly!

Oh well. At least I have plaid pattern nail art to wear!

This is the one I did at the beginning of November.

Here are the colors I used.
·HEMA Long Lasting Nailpolish in ‘822’. (Muted red. Nail polishes from HEMA have more interesting names since a few years ago. I’m afraid I don’t know if this color was given a new name and still exists. I do hope so!)
·Essie Mind Your Mitten (Dark grayish navy.)
·OPI ‘My Vampire is Buff’ (“Creamy pale nude.”)
·Make-up Studio Nail Color in ‘103’ (Fine champagne gold metallic shimmer.)
·OPI ‘I Snow You Love Me’. (Round holographic rhinestone-like glitter.)

I went for a cozy and fuzzy flannel blanket look. 
To achieve this look, only you need is a cotton bud/Q-tip. You just need to dubbed your choices of nail polishes with a Q-tip by gentle stamping motions. Then, you can add thin lines with a brush.

This is the picture I took last night before I did my manicure.

As you can see, my nails last quite well. They always have been as far as I can remember.
When I started to learn how to do nail arts by myself, I used to do manicure every weekend. Then, somehow, I could go on for weeks with a same nail design. I just need to shorten the length of my nails and reapply top coat.
I hardly get chipping. Probably that’s why I get often asked if I have gel nails.

And then I changed to this!

I really loved the previous nail art I’ve done, so I decided to keep the design but switching the main colors. I was very curious how it would look like!
Oh! I also changed the order of painting a bit. I thought that starting with OPI ‘My Vampire is Buff’ would be better for this one.
I’m very happy with the pigmentation of the nail polishes I layered on ‘Mind Your Mitten’ by Essie. I was a bit worried that they might not be able to see well enough.

The technique I used is also exactly the same, with a Q-tip and a thin brush.

Although the color pallets are the same, these two nail arts look pretty different, don’t you think?
I can’t pick which one I like more.
What about you? Which one do you prefer?

Have a great weekend!


Love,
Ayako

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