Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Purple Plaid Nals

Hi Everybody!

It's been a while since I've done a new post--life gets crazy around here. The design I did for this tutorial included a new color that I recently picked up at Ulta. The color Pamplona Purple is part of the OPI Espana Collection and to be honest I had to stop myself from bringing them all home. Each color was gorgeous and unique but, I refuse to pay $8.50 a piece at Ulta so I will be ordering my fav's online via

Onto the design--
While this pattern looks very easy to do, I find that drawing straight lines is both crucial and extremely difficult. I picked up a couple of tips to drawing straight lines in making this specific design.
  1. Balance your hand--just like applying liquid eyeliner find something to balance your drawing hand on to help you
  2. Move your finger and not the brush- sometimes rolling your hand is the absolute easiest way to draw the line
  3. Be patient
  4. Don't be afraid to re-try a nail--no one's perfect
Truthfully when I look at this design I think that the pattern is summer-y but the colors make it almost fall-ish. Let me know what you think of the pics below!

If you'd like to see a live tutorial on the above design, click below:


  1. i really like it :D that purple is really solid! too bad those opi collection get to my country like months later!
    i love your tutorials and i love to keep watchng them, so keep on going and congrats :)

  2. LOVE IT! I will most definately try it out once I get some similar colours!

  3. That is so so cute!!! I really like the colors you used.

  4. Just so you know, I love having the intros in the beginning of the tutorials. I really love getting to know you and what is going on with your life and all that stuff.