Monday, 20 October 2014

Copper tweed nails with black chevron accents

'Cause why not! Actually because Nail It! magazine put out a call for tweed nail art recently, so I gave it a go and was inspired by Karen of @sharingvu on Instagram's take on it with random black accents over the tweed. Here goes!


I used my Chinese sumi brushes from @sharingvu and acrylic paint to create most of the tweed design, along with a skinny striper brush from Born Pretty Store to do the copper pieces of 'tweed' woven in the pattern. The reason why I used a regular nail art brush for the copper is because the copper is actually a nail polish, and you shouldn't use nail polish with sumi brushes because they are made of delicate bristles. Read more on that here.

Essie's 'Penny Talk'

Look, both hands! I wore this look to the office for a week and everyone loved it. Who am I kidding, no one commented, cause no one cares about my nails, but I loved it, so, yeah.

Check it out, my nails and my thesis! I was inspired by the lovely Cristina aka @crisalvarado17 to snap a pic of my #nailsandmythesis, a trending hashtag on Instagram, except that my thesis is not nearly as interesting as a peetree dish experiment... it's essentially just a 286 page book. B-O-R-I-N-G.


I used 2 different brushes in this mani:
- Chinese sumi brushes from @sharingvu for use with acrylic paint only
- Skinny striper nail art brush from Born Pretty Store for use with copper nail polish

In the past I've made a tutorial on how to make fluid lines with your nail art brushes using cuticle oil, here's the video for your reference - check out the corresponding blog post here :)

Polishes used:
- Essie 'Penny talk' (copper chrome)
- Cult Nails 'Tempest' (white creme)
- Cult Nails 'Nevermore' (black creme)


  1. Just loved this mani. You are awesome. :-)

  2. Awesome idea!! How do you always make it seem so easy? Great job :)

  3. The article you have shared here very good. This is really interesting information for me. Thanks for sharing! login |gmail signin

  4. It is easy to understand, detailed and meticulous! I have had a lot of harvest after watching this article from you! I feel it interesting, your post gave me a new perspective! I have read many other articles about the same topic, but your article convinced me! I hope you continue to have high quality articles like this to share with veryone! Good luck!
    usps tracking

  5. An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post! Superfighters


  6. شركة نقل عفش بالرياض وجدة والدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش بالطائف