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Violet Tweed | Berry Good Looking | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These violet tweed nails are for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. The theme is violet, and my personal prompt is houndstooth or tweed or plaid.

There has been some discussion in our Facebook group about what shade of purple violet actually is. For myself, to be sure I was getting the right colour, I Googled and searched on Wikipedia. From that, I came to the conclusion that violet is a blue-toned purple. But I wanted to use Cupcake Berry Good Looking, which is what I thought violet was before I had searched. Oh no! In further searches, I found that someone described Berry Good Looking as violet. That was good enough for me!

Violet tweed using Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking
Violet tweed using Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking

I tried it with some houndstooth stamping. It looked nice, but I had stamped with white and it didn’t let enough of the violet through for my liking. I tested some tartan stamps too, but had a similar result.

So, ultimately, I went with a herringbone pattern, which is the pattern of weave that much of tweed fabric is made up of. I stamped with Barry M Fondant, so that the pattern would be quite light against the polish. But it went even lighter, and more pink/less white when I top coated it. It’s a subtle look, but I’m pleased with it.

Violet tweed using Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking
Violet tweed using Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking

I do think my “violet” is too red-toned. My own bottle of Berry Good Looking seems far more pink/red than many others I’ve seen photos of anyway. But seeing  as I was determined to use it, I really can’t complain.

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Fondant
  • Stamping plate: Moyra plate 2 Fabric Texture
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


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Comments

Lisa N.
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The stamping is very subtle but I like it 🙂

Nati
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It is a gorgeous color! and it looks very violet to me 🙂

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