Thursday, March 14, 2013

DIY Nails: All About the Houndstooth

 I have fallen in love with the houndstooth print and can't wait to start seeing it everywhere in the spring. Whenever I begin to really start loving a print, I always try it out on my nails so I get to wear the print for at least a week. All I needed to do my houndstooth nails were a nail art brush, white nail polish, and a solid color polish. Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own houndstooth nail design.

Begin by painting all your nails one solid color. I chose a pink color for a more vibrant and springtime feel.
Use a nail art brush dipped in white nail polish and make tow equally spaced stripes going vertically down your nail. Clean your nail art brush afterwards.
Use your nail art brush again, but dip it into your base color nail polish and create two horizontal stripes down the nails. Clean the nail art brush. Now notice the white squares created by the stripes use the nail art brush dipped in white polish to add one short white line to the top right corner of each square. Now add a short white line to the bottom left corner of the square. Lastly, add two small connecting lines to the top left corner of each square. Wait about 10 minutes or longer for the design to draw then add a clear top coat.
*Use the pictures as guidelines and steps for recreating the nail design and remember, you can always make it your own.*

What is your favorite nail design?




28 comments:

  1. LOVE!!

    And thank you for the lovely comment on my blog :)

    Jess xo

    http://mindbodyshop.blogspot.com.au

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  2. What an interesing review! Great post!
    And by the way - would you like to follow each other? I'd be very glad! Let me know, dear ♥

    xx
    Nati
    4-trendy.com

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  3. What a creative mind you have!
    Loove it, dear!
    i love houndstooth print and never thought that it would look good in this shades
    ♡,
    Riza of Pour L'Instant

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    1. Thanks! I just wanted to try a fun, spring color :)

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  4. Wow, this looks great! I wish I was talented enough to try it out xD
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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    1. Thank you, it's actually really easy once you get the hang of it :)

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  5. Great post and nice blog ! I will be here more often, I'm your new follower!
    Don't forget to check out my blog and facebook page!

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  6. Liking those nails a lot..fresh colors and a cute design!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  7. Amazing!!! I love it... Have a great week end. Xoxo V.V.

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  8. Love it! Great post another great idea I will try after reading your blog :)

    www.101FashionStreet.com

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  9. Nice nails, love them so much! I really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

    http://mesmemosphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. love love love

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  11. I love the color and the design is great! :D

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  12. wauw, looks so amazing :)


    hugs from Denmark

    www.Deluxefashionista.com

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  13. love them!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  14. Very nice!!!!
    I'm following you back now....
    Tnx for visiting, see you soon!

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  15. Thanks for the useful tips on how to create the houndstooth design! Might try this one day :)

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  16. Beautiful Pics!

    You got a great Blog.
    Would you like to follow each other?
    (On GFC and Bloglovin) Just let me know ;)
    My Blog: Strike a Pose

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  17. amazing nails
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  18. These houndstooth nails look so pretty, lady! Great post.

    Xo
    Elizabeth
    www.akeenesenseofstyle.blogspot.com

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  19. loved the art work you've done to your nails!
    kisses

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  20. love your nails
    although i think is too difficult to paint them like that
    haha
    cool
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