Nov 19, 2013

Alphabet Nail Art Challenge: Q for Quilt

Hiya Everyone! I have some amazing charm nail art for you guys, today! Well first this is my next Alphabet Nail Art Challenge: Q for Quilt. Yesterday I was organizing my nail polishes and haven't realized I owned almost 400 polishes, I couldn't believe it! Anyways, I have been wanting to do these for a while now. I've seen soo many quilted designs, I wanted to jump in the ban wagon. 
While organizing I stumbled my selection of Essie's, I thought to use this beautiful color from their Winter '13 Collection. Are you guys interested on a tutorial on these?! If yes let me know on the comments below or any other suggestions. Now lets get on with these beauties:
For the base I applied one coat of Essie Shearling Darling. I have no idea why this shade looks darker on my nails! I believe the matted top coat may have been the cause of it. However, it is deep warm red creme (more reliable is the photo shown above ;)
Now for the quilting process, it's pretty simple. Once the base dries completely, I applied the striping tape first in the middle formed a "X". Next I spaced them out evenly forming a quilted pattern. Then applied one coat of Essie's Shearling Darling and Essie Matte about YouNow here came the tricky part, I slowly removed the tapes using a twizzer.  
I can honestly say, two of the nails came out a little messy. I had to remove and repeat the process all over again, which was a little annoying, if your a perfectionist like me. Once I had that done, with a nail art brush I used Essie's Good as Gold to draw the lines, for the quilted pattern.
 I wanted to accent the nails with these cute charms from Daily Charme. They have a variety of wonderful charms and polishes. I couldn't help myself with all those beauties. I went a liiiittle overboard with my purchase, especially these Fleur-de-lys.
 Hope all of you enjoyed my post today! 
What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below!
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