Friday, May 4, 2012

The Gingham Manicure

We came across this simple and cute gingham accent manicure from The Beauty Department (TBD) and had to share it with you all!

Here is how TBD got the gingham accent nail:

Who would have thought to polish scotch tape and use it as nail polish strips. This is such an ingenious idea and can be used with many different shapes and designs. 

The Gingham pattern is so pretty and if it was good enough for Dorothy, then it's good enough for us :)
We love this manicure, so we tried it out for ourselves. We also used two colors for the tape, instead of one.
Here's what you'll need:
Scotch tape, small sewing scissors (or cuticle nippers) and nail polish 
Nail polishes we used (L to R):
Essie: Turquoise and Caicos
Sinful Colors Professional: Snow me White
Pure Ice: No means no 

How to get the gingham accent nail: 
1. Apply polish to the tape and wait for it to dry all the way. To make the process go faster, you can put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Tip: Paint more tape with other colors and save them for future manicures.
We used the top of our Bath & Body Works candle to hold the tape.
 2. While you are waiting for the tape to dry, paint your nails with the white nail polish. 
3. When the tape is completely dry, cut them into thin strips.  
4. Lay three horizontally across the nail and then lay three vertically to get the gingham pattern. 
5. Seal the design with a top coat and enjoy your new manicure!

Happy Friday everyone!
XO Wil Harris


  1. Super cute!!! I'm going to try this out :)



    1. Hey Olivia, thank you! It such a cute mani to try out.

  2. SO pretty! Definitely worth trying out.. Thanks for post dearies!


  3. WHAT! this is amazing! I have never seen something like this before...very creative. I *so* want to try this now.

    Thank you for sharing :)


    1. We know, it's the coolest thing ever! This is why we had to share it with our blog friends :). We're glad you want to try them out. Have a great day!

  4. Such a great look!


  5. SHUT UP this is awesome. I'm trying this tonight!

  6. I have been seeing so much Gingham lately and I really love it. I like your multicolor example so much and that is so cool you tried it yourself. After seeing your step by step I think I could handle it, but your's looks perfect. I'm always impressed with well executed nail art. Nice work!!!


    1. Thank you for your sweet words Dale!!! We're sure yours will look perfect too!

  7. Ahw that;s so nice.
    I'm gonna try that out at home :-)

  8. such a nice idea!! i will be doing this soon on my blog too!! thank you for stopping by my blog darlings!! following ur sweet blog now!! hope you can return the love back! kisses Lee

    1. Thank you and thanks for the follow, we'll follow you back also! :)

  9. Super cute, i like it !!!
    i follow you, follow me back

  10. So fantastic! really really unique :) love it!

    - Che

    1. Thank you Che, it's really cool! Try it out :)

  11. I love the nail art!! Gonna try it soon, but maybe with different colours! :)

    P.s. U are welcome to check out my fashion blog anytime! :)
    xx, The Cabinet Of Fashion blog

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