Thursday, November 15, 2012

Learning the Houndstooth

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the second to last day of the 31 Day Challenge  - Inspired by a Tutorial!

When I first started blogging, one of the first tutorials I watched was from Chelsea at Chelsea King's Get Nailed.  This girl is seriously talented and her tutorials are always informative and easy to follow.  I choose to do her Houndstooth tutorial - which you can view here.  I wanted to switch it up a bit by using red instead of the Tiffany Blue she used, but that looked awful, so I used a similar color to what Chelsea used.  I'll show you all my attempts - I took this off so many times, no wonder my cuticles are all red!!

Houndstooth with Tiffany Blue

Houndstooth with Red

Houndstooth with Red

Houndstooth with Red

Please show some love to my fellow challengers by clicking on the links below.  Check back Sunday for the last day of this challenge - a recreation of our favorite challenge mani!

Holla, N

-Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nail Narcotics
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful 
-Mixed Mama
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Patty Greenberg
-Liz and Lisa @ Lozlosa 
-Mari at Nailista
 -Greta at How Was Your Day?
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
-Gini at Sassy Paints
-Chameleon Stampede 
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish
-Robin Sparkles 


  1. That houndstooth pattern is really good!! I've never tried it, but now I want to!

    1. Thanks Jessie - it was actually a lot easier than I thought. Chelsea breaks it down in to shapes so it totally makes sense!

  2. I love all of these! I adore houndstooth. I don't have the patience to freehand it and my only houndstooth plate is to small. Meh!

    1. Thanks girl! It wasn't as bad as I thought once I saw how the shapes fit together - definitely recommend Chelsea's tutorial!

  3. Beautiful job, Nicole! I want to try this. Love. Love. Love houndstooth.


  4. Wow, can't believe those are hand-painted! I like the first mani with all the blues the best.

  5. You did this by hand!?!?!?!?! Boo! You whore! I friggin love this! No way I will ever attempt to do it! And of course you know I loooooooove the glitter!

  6. Nicole, this is CRAZY! I had to go watch the video because I couldn't believe it could be done by hand.

  7. Wow your houndstooth print looks so damn fine that at first I thought it was a nail polish strip or stamping ! Excellent job !


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