Hi there! I have a lot to say about today's manicure so I'll save you the life ramblings and jump right in! I had two things in mind when I got started on today's nails. First, I knew that I wanted to properly try out American Apparel American Denim. I had used it in the watercolour manicure Underwater Treasure last week but that wasn't the full-manicure treatment that it deserved ;) I was pleasantly surprised by American Denim because it was completely opaque in just one dreamy coat (cue swooning).
Anyway, criteria number two was that I wanted to try out a new pattern. After a lot of hemming and hawing I decided on a faded houndstooth print. But see, the thing about houndstooth is that the pattern absolutely boggles my mind, so much so that I was unsuccessful with Chelsea's Get Nailed's comprehensive video tutorial. Instead, I had to work very slowly, one 'square' at a time. It was a painstaking process but the end result is satisfactory. It's definitely something that I'll have to work on!
To start I used American Apparel American Denim. I then sponged on American Apparel T-Shirt onto the tips of the accent nails. With a white striping polish I freehanded the houndstooth.
Have you tried any houndstooth manicures? Link me in the comments below or tweet me yours! (@preciouspolish)