Did you know that today (Jan 25) is an unofficial holiday?? Happy Opposite Day everyone! You can read more about the holiday here on this Daily Grid article. Our monthly nail challenge called NAIL ART IDEAS LINKUP has the perfect theme to commemorate this funky holiday! Ready to see my nails for our ‘OPPOSITE DAY’ theme??
I’ve never done PLAID nails before so I thought this is the perfect time to tackle them! In fact, when I did Short & Sweet’s 30 day nail challenge last year I did my nails EVERY day except one of the days: PLAID DAY! It seemed hard at the time, I was drawing a blank, and I decided to skip it. Well, it still urks me that I never did the plaid prompt! I’m ending all that madness today!
In true Opposite-Day-spirit, I also used a color that I rarely wear: RED. Here’s how I did this plaid mani:
♥ I did two coats of Zoya Seraphina (silver) as a base color.
♥ Then I hand-painted 4 red stripes on each nail using a mini bottle of sephora by OPI called Sample Sale. Because it’s a ‘mini’ the brush is really tiny so it was perfect for making the red stripes! Minis are very handy for nail art!
♥ Then I used an L.A. Colors black striper to paint a skinny black line in the middle of each red stripe.
♥ Lastly, I used my Essence tip painter (which is kinda like a striper) to paint 6 white stripes in between the red.
♥ Of course, I used my trusty seche vite topcoat to finish it off.
This mani took a while, but it wasn’t too challenging. Just time-consuming. To do both hands I had to hand-paint 140 stripes for goodness sakes!! I’d also like to mention that I used Seize the Nails purple plaid nails as a reference while I was doing my nail art. Bella’s purple nails are gorgeous and almost make me wanna try this look one more time with prettier colors just like hers: PURPLE PLAID NAILS
That’s all for today! View the other ‘opposite’ designs right here:
20 – 26 January – Opposite Day :
15 thoughts on “Plaid nails! for #NAILLINKUP”
This is stunning! The colours have that Christmas feel to them
Yeah they remind me of wrapping paper 🙂
Great plaid nails! They look awesome 🙂
Thank you ! 😀
These look great! I love that you did them with a red base, that’s a colour I haven’t seen a lot for plaid nails yet but it looks very fun and bright!
Thank you Robin!
these look REALLY good! I usually don’t like plaid. hrmmmm :-p
I’m not a plaid fan normally- it reminds me of my dad’s old flannel shirts. Not something I’d wear. But Bella from twilight tried to bring them back into style i think lol
…hahah that makes me like them LESS! boooo. But yes, they usually scream “lumberjack!” to me
Those are plaiderific!! I tried this once and failed miserably. Great job!
Thanks!!!!!!!!!! I’m sure I woulda messed it up if I didn’t plan it all out in my head ahead of time lol
This is gorgeous hun! Love the red and silver together! But this mani was time consuming right?! Haha! Thank you so much for your nice words about my take on this design! 🙂 xx
I love how these turned out!
Wow these are the most unique plaid nails I have ever seen!!! Happy Opposite Day too 🙂
Awwww, I love all the opposite things you picked for this theme : D
I chose red too btw! : ) (same reason)
They look SO TIME CONSUMING, but the final effect – beautiful.