Houndstooth Nails

Saturday, December 20, 2014


I know it's been a really long time since I last posted :( I do post on Instagram a little more frequently though so if you have Instagram that might be a better way to get your Nail Snail fix!

Anyways, I've been seeing the houndstooth pattern around a lot recently, and I thought it would be super fun to try on my nails!

I wasn't sure if I could pull it off -- my freehanding is kind of ish -- but it ended up looking fine! As long as you can draw kind of straight lines houndstooth isn't too difficult.

Materials Used
JINsoon Matte Maker // Wet n Wild French White Créme // black acrylic paint // studs from Claire's

I originally intended to do the pattern on all four of my fingers, but it took me so long to do the index and ring I was like "nahhh".

Of course, I had to make these matte.

They look better from a distance :\
The polish on my thumb is Nails Inc Kings Road

I was so sad when these started chipping, they were really fun to paint and wear!

Thanks for reading!
Lucy xx


  1. as always I'm amazed with your nails (not only with the the design but also with the nailshape!).

    PS Your hair seems to look great <3

  2. your nails look wonderful!
    I love the black & white pattern and all the other details look great as well :)
    I'm looking forward to read your next post <3


  3. These definitely look amazing from up close too, don't worry Lucy! I love them, I always love houndstooth print and yours turned out so so good! Making them matte was a great decision too :)

    1. Aw, haha thank you!!! Houndstooth is really fun :) I feel like you can almost never go wrong with matte!

  4. wow that's free hand? I thought it was a stamp! amazingness!

    1. Haha, it is! Thanks so much! Houndstooth is surprisingly resistant to errors though -- the patterns is kinda busy so the mistakes aren't as obvious, thankfully :)

  5. Very pretty, elegant and gorgeous as always! Follow you on Insta now!


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