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Grey Tweed Nails (52 Week Challenge)

The themes for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are tweed and pale pink. I have done enough pink manicures recently, so I chose to do some grey tweed nails.

To me, tweed is brown and smells of urine. (Yes, really! Google it!) But of course there are other types of tweed besides the stereotypical apparel of posh fox-hunting types and I was inspired by a manicure created by The Haute Spot. I copied the tweed look created for a client, using grey black and white.

Grey black and white tweed nails using Orly Mirror, Mirror and black and white Barry M nail art pens
Grey black and white tweed nails using Orly Mirror, Mirror and black and white Barry M nail art pens

The base is two coats of Orly Mirror, Mirror, a light grey creme polish. This was given to me by the Orly PR representatives when I visited their stand at Professional Beauty London back in February.

Mirror, Mirror goes on very nicely; a little thin on the first coat, but the second evens things out and gives an opaque finish.

I created the tweed look using Barry M Nail Art Pens in white and black. I simply drew vertical and horizontal lines on the nail. I started with white, then added black, then went in with some final white lines to even the colouring up. It was simple to do, but my lines are a little heavy-handed. I haven’t quite got the strokes light enough. I wish I owned the Bundle Monster Secret Garden stamping plates now. A few people have used BM-706 for this challenge prompt, and it looks much better.

Grey black and white tweed nails using Orly Mirror, Mirror and black and white Barry M nail art pens
Grey black and white tweed nails using Orly Mirror, Mirror and black and white Barry M nail art pens

The studs are black triangular rhinestones that came in a mixed pack I bought a year or more ago from one of the pound shops. Here they’re just secured with a dab of top coat, but I would ordinarily use nail glue. I couldn’t wear this manicure for very long, so there was no need to make them rock solid.

 

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Orly Mirror, Mirror
  • Tweed effect: Barry M Nail Art Pens in black and white
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Orly Mirror, Mirror was given to me. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Comments

julia
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wow your nails look great 😉
x

Claire Kerr
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Thanks Julia 🙂 I liked doing something different that I’ve not done before.

Lucina
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I think your tweed is perfect!

Claire Kerr
Reply

Thank you Lucina 🙂

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