Monday, 16 December 2013

NAIL FAIL: Quilted Nails

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Hello lovelies! Today's post is a rant post: I hate quilted nails.

I had to do quilted nails for the Follow the Devil ABC Challenge, for the Q prompt. They're soooo messy looking! It seriously challenges my perfectionist streak! But I can't skip the prompt, so up they go...

I started with 4 coats of Mirth-- a number that surprised me (I was hoping for fewer), but works in this case because it meant the polish on the nail was thicker. I applied a coat of HK Girl, and waited about 5 minutes. When the polish was dry to the touch but still indentable, I used one of those individual flossers to make the quilting indentations, which was the frustrating part -- not perfect enough! I then painted on the stitching with Passport Blue and dotted on Shirin.

Polishes used:
Mentality - Mirth, Shirin
American Apparel - Passport Blue
butter LONDON - Nail Foundation (base coat)
individual flosser
dotting tool
liner brush

I've got some important news stuff to let you know: I'm going on hiatus until January. This is because I'm moving to the new house tomorrow and we won't have Internet there until early January. I will still have cellular (on my phone and iPad), so I'm sure to get little snapshots up for you here and there on my Instagram. (If you don't have an Instagram account but would like to follow along anyway, try my Facebook page-- I will be trying to cross-post everything.) But posting to the blog will be essentially impossible without Internet at home, so I'm taking a holiday break from all of my yammering! (You're welcome. ;) )

xo and happy holidays,



  1. These look good, but yeah, quilted nails are finnicky. I like your super nubs but i LOVE that you are moving and will have a roof!! Love you!!!!

  2. I'm not a fan of quilted nails in general either, but these look really great. Maybe because I like the colours you used so much. Good luck for the move!

  3. I wonder if maybe using a credit card instead of a flosser would've given you the precision you were looking for. I still think they look great - because handmade quilts often have imperfections too and they give the blanket character :) Good luck on the move!

  4. Thank you sweetheart! Love you too! The move went alright (U-Haul got super-stuck in the snow TWICE, had to destroy furniture pads to thread them through the dualies to get traction etc etc etc -- but we're almost all moved in, so yay). I hope you're well. xoxoxo

  5. Thank you so much Kerry, both re: nails and re: move! Luck is much appreciated!

  6. Maybe! If I ever feel up to doing this again, I might give that a try-- thanks for the tip! It's the spacing that gets to me, I think... never been too good at that. Thank you so much dear!