Monday, August 26, 2013

Argyle Nail Art

Hey buddies, let us see how to do these Argyle nails. I found this art interesting and thought of trying it. These prints are usually found on socks and sweaters. The nail art looks pretty complicated but it’s not. It can be done using a thin brush/toothpick or a striper; if you are not very confident on using these then simple tape will work fine. 


               



I was inspired by Cutepolish's Cute Argyle nail art. Check out the link for her video tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzKMQ-PrYxM.

Colors I used are – Maybelline Verde Palmeira, Prestige Hope (greens) and Lakme Metallica (silver). I guess I should have chosen a lighter green.
Things needed for this art –

  1. Base coat
  2. Three nail polishes (Contrast colors)  - I used two greens and a silver polish
  3. A thin brush or nail striper or tooth pick or tape
  4. Top coat
  5. Polish Remover
  6. Q tip
Always start with a base coat followed by a color of your choice. Allow it to dry. Using a brush, create an ‘X’ pattern and fill any two opposite triangles (either left-right or top-bottom) with the second color. Wait for the polish to dry. Once it’s dry, draw thin lines using the third color in the format shown below. My lines are not that straight or clean. I am still working on my free hand drawing skills. Once the polish is completely dry, finish off with a top coat. I am going to try this nail art again with bright colors and hopefully better lines ;)
                                   



PS: Make sure you wait for the polish to dry in between coats and patterns. Use Q tip dipped in polish remover for clean up.