Thursday, March 28, 2013

As Seen on Pinterest: Decorative Squares

Ok, so this idea is kind of pseudo-seen on Pinterest.  I was initially going to try out this design that I'd pinned a few months ago:
But then, I clicked on the pin, and noticed this design in the header of the Coewless Polish blog, and decided I just had to try it out instead!

I started by painting my nails with two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  (As you can tell, this is my new go-to white polish.  I've been disappointed with Essie's Blanco for quite some time and just picked up My Boyfriend Scales Walls at 40% off.  So far, I've found it to be much more durable than the Essie!)

I then taped them off in pattern using striping tape:

And then I painted each section!

Colors Used:
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls
Revlon Cherries in the Snow
Essie Ole Caliente
Sinful Colors Boom Boom
Maybelline Color Show Impeccable Greys 

As you can tell, I had a lot of trouble with the polish bleeding onto the white base color when I applied my top coat.  I'm not sure how to avoid that-- if anyone has any tips, let me know!

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