Fair and Square

I'm not totally sure where this design came from in my brain, but here it is. I originally set out to do a very different design, but I'll definitely need more practice before I can pull that one off, it's a tad too intricate.

Despite not knowing what inspired this design, I really like how it turned out, like extreme closeup pixellated lines of color.  Sorry this post is a bit on the short side, I spent much of my night composing a post on my other blog, Just Another Day in India.

I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On as a base, with:

Thumb: MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious for the darker brown, and MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious mixed with American Apparel Cotton for the lighter brown.

Index: RBL No More War for the darker green, and RBL No More War mixed with American Apparel Cotton for the lighter green.

Middle: American Apparel Peacock for the darker teal, and American Apparel Peacock mixed with American Apparel Cotton for the lighter teal.

Ring: American Apparel Port for the darker red, and American Apparel Port mixed with American Apparel Cotton for the pink.

Pinky: Finger Paints Cordur-Orange for the darker orange, and Finger Paints Cordur-Orange mixed with American Apparel Cotton for the lighter orange. 

Topped all nails off with 2 coats of Seche Vite topcoat.


  1. Wooow these nails are so so awesome!!

  2. Very very pretty, I love it! I remember when we had to paint something like this in school :)

  3. there awesome!
    i wish i had the patience/talent to do this

  4. Oh, frakking cool! How in the heck did you do that???

  5. Amazing!!!!!!!
    I will have to try and attempt this design one day :D

  6. I love this!! It's so tricky to do things with squares seeing as there is no such thing as a squaring tool :p

  7. Looks cool! A real eye-catcher!

  8. I've been stuck for two days {TWO DAYS!!} with white nails because I can't figure out what to do on my nails. This is wonderful and I may have to copy your design. :)

  9. Ok, I love this! So whimsical... and yea, it makes me think of working on an image in Photoshop at 1500%!

  10. HAHA! pretty gross looking, but perfect for halloween!

  11. how did you do this?!? this is so amazing. how did you get the checkers so perfect??

    please do a tutorial!


  12. very pretty, I love it. I try to attempt on my nails.
    hair salon newcastle


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