Tuesday, 27 November 2012

How To Create: Tartan Nails

It seems like forever since I've sat down and written a blog post and that's probably due to the fact I've been busy for 10 weeks solid. If you follow me on Twitter or have watched the videos my Mamma put up on my YouTube channel, you'll know that I have been training to become a Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist. So if you were sat there wondering if I'd been abducted by Aliens, fear not, I was in fact training. 
Now I'm qualified and no longer have to train anymore it means I have lots of time to write posts and make videos meaning you're going to see a lot more of me. 

I thought I'd get back into the blogging business by showing you a funky, on trend nail tutorial. Tartan is huge this A/W so I thought I'd show you all how to create Tartan Nails.

Beautysets - How To: Tartan Nails

What you will need:
  • Taupe Nail Polish
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Top Coat
  • Thin Paint Brush

Please note that if you do not own acrylic paints you can use nail polish instead. I purely use acrylic paint for nail art as it dries very fast meaning I can complete my designs in no time. If you're wanting to buy acrylic paint, check out your local art shop as they stock acrylic paint sets for as little as £10.

Step By Step:

Step One:
Apply the taupe coloured nail varnish to your nail.

Step Two:
Using the white acrylic paint and a thin paint brush, apply a large white stripe across your nail. Place this more towards the tip of the nail than the root of the nail.

Step Three:
Using the black acrylic paint and a thin paint brush, apply a black line at either side of the white stripe and also in the middle of the white stripe.

Step Four:
Again using the black acrylic paint and a thin paint brush, apply two black lines vertically down your nail.

Step Five:
Using the red acrylic paint and a thin paint brush, apply one red line horizontally across your nail (towards the root) and one red line vertically down your nail.

Step Six: 
Apply a top coat to protect the design and you're done!

I hope you liked this tutorial and if you have any requests please feel free to comment below. 

Thanks for reading,


  1. This is one Im definitely giving a go:)
    Sara xx

  2. Love this Cole can you do some kind of wintery/christmas design xx


  3. Wow!! You really have great sense of creativity. Love the combination of colors and the design as well. I will try out this one and see if it looks like this.

  4. Love the tutorial. I'm definetly going to have a go!

  5. Love it Cole! And I love that little grid template you used to show all the steps. Where did you find that, I'd love to use it on my blog as well! :)

  6. Love this design! I'm obsessed with tartan at the moment!

    -Ciara xxx

  7. It is a well explained tutorial. I love the combinations of colours which you used. It is really simple but nice.

  8. these are adorable! you did a great job :)


  9. Love this design. How do you keep the paint from running or not laying it on too thick? I like how you keep up on current fashion trends

  10. love this!

  11. Please make a tutorial on hello kitty nails

  12. Can u please make a tutorial on swirl nails and valentine nails


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