Wednesday, 22 January 2014


Hi everyone!

Today I have a houndstooth design for you. Houndstooth is one of my favourite prints ever - possible even my favourite!
I'm not yet so skilled as to make perfect houndstooth print, I never manage to get the white to look houndstoothy as well, if you know what I mean.  But I think they look pretty decent, no? :)

For this design I used:
FM1 - D'Orleac
Black on Black - Sinful Colours
DS Pewter - Opi (Raw Granite)

I started by painting my two middle nails with two coats of white.
Then I used a small brush to create the houndstooth pattern with black polish.

I always start by painting all the squares onto my nails. When I'm satisfied with the squares, I make the little triangle shapes on all of them (on the picture below, those shapes are at the bottom/left side of the squares).

After that, I add the two straight lines (in the picture below those are at the top/right side of the squares).

Then I used Opi's textured polish DS Pewter on my other nails, and added a topcoat to make it shiny since it's normally a matte polish with sparkles in it
(I have some swatches of this polish here, but it's from when I first started with this blog so they aren't the best swatches ever. Or even the sharpest pictures ever. But I guess you have to start somewhere right haha)

I did this design on both of my hands, here's a picture to prove it:

I know only my right hand is in focus here, but you can see that I did the design on both hands so that's good enough :)

What do you think of houndstooth print? I always love it, I think it looks so classy but special at the same time - the only downside is that it's a bit difficult to make. But it was worth it in my opinion!

Thanks for reading!


The Sequined Nail said...

This houndstooth looks amazing! I can't believe you did it on both hands too! Great job! :)

Robin said...

Thank you! Yeah it was quite a pain to do it on my dominant hand but I love houndstooth so much I just went for it haha :)

E. said...

That's perfect! Love houndstooth - I have that design on my new skirt:D I'd never did it on my nails...but maybe one day...:D

Robin said...

A houndstooth skirt, awesome! I love houndstooth print on probably everything haha :)

Lucy (the Nail Snail) said...

These look gorgeous -- I love the combination of houndstooth print and the textured OPI polish! Your houndstooth looks great, I can't believe you were able to do it on both hands!

Robin said...

Thank you! :)

la gazelle nails said...

Amazing looking nails!

Robin said...

Thanks! :)

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