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October 7, 2011
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A few things didn’t go perfect here.  One, the base: I used Ulta Peach Parfait which is pretty as colors go but a total timesink when it comes to the formula… I loaded up 3 coats and it still wasn’t an even finish, though certainly built up and thick enough.  It was just a really inconsistent application, I think a white base would be a good idea for this one, and then plenty of time to dry.  Not wanting to scrap the polish because the finish sucked, I went in to add some plaid stripes in Kleancolor Black and White plus the Art Club Green Striper.  All 3 polishes desperately need some thinner (c’monnnnnn postman!).  It’s not *awful* or anything but like, bummer polish situation all around.

plaid nails

Ulta Peach Parfait

plaid nail art

plaid nail pattern

11 Responses

  1. Wow this is amazing!! XOXO

  2. Mindy says:

    That looks great!!! You are my HERO! :P

  3. rock-or-not says:

    Ammazing design!!
    Reminds me a bit burberry!

  4. Fingers says:

    This is really cool-am loving this design!

  5. Kejal says:

    it still looks great!!! try one with more vibrant colors next time..like reds or pinks..or maybe u cud do the burberry checks!!

  6. the nerd says:

    Aw shucks thanks ladies! Will be back in full swing shortly ;)

  7. Aren says:

    Argh, goopy polishes are such a downer. You did a great job with them anyway, though. : )

    I actually just used up the last of my Seche thinner last night, frankening myself a nice true grey, and I was thinking about looking for a thinner that I could buy in a larger quantity. What do you use?

  8. I love the colors in this plaid print!

  9. Emily says:

    The lines are so straight! looks awesome!

  10. the nerd says:

    Thanks ladies! Aren, I actually haven’t even had to use the thinner yet until now — or rather have just been avoiding the bad ones — so bought the big bottle of the SV thinner to start fixing things. If it doesn’t work well I’m sure I’ll have to find something else :-)

  11. Katie says:

    I really love this design! That’s too bad about the formulas.

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