For this week's nail post I thought I'd attempt some festive tartan nails as tartan is my current obsession. This is by no means my best attempt at nail art, but it's as good as I could get it!
I went with the four nail shades, Essie 'Fishnet Stockings' for the red, Essie 'School of Hard Rocks' for the green, Butter London 'Champers'for the gold and Leighton Denny 'Maneater' for the black.
To start I simply painted all the nails with the red and with every step I allowed it to fully dry before continuing with the next step. For the large stripes I used the brush directly making sure to wipe off most of the product first. One green line was drawn across and two gold lines were drawn down in a cross shape.
Once the three shades were dry I used the black and a small nail (or eyeliner) brush to draw two stripes down and two across.
My version is quite a basic design that requires minimal tools but from afar it looks really impressive on your nails.