Today's manicure is based off the brand Paul's Boutique which is one of my fav (affordable) brands. I own five handbags by this brand and love them all dearly. Today's manicure is actually based on a jacket that they do as I wanted to try out the quilting method.
You will have to ignore my first finger as I somehow managed to mess it up a bit. For this manicure I followed this tutorial.
I used Barry M Shocking Pink and once my first coat was dry I applied a second coat and a good layer of matte topcoat. I left to to semi-dry for about 4-5 minuets and then used a teeth flossing thingy (what are they actually called? You can see what it is exactly in the video) I scored a criss-cross pattern into my nails to created a 'quilted effect'.
I actually found this more difficult than you would think. The polish has to be at a very specific stage of dryness. Too wet and it leaves strings and too dry and you can't get a good imprint.
My accent nail is the Paul Boutique iconic badge which you find on most of their products. I used Barry M Matt White and the Black and Pink Nail Art Pens to create this.
Overall I am fairly happy with this manicure and know that I will be trying it again to try and master this technique. I think it represents the jacket pretty well.
You can check out what the rest of the Dozen are doing for fashion week below by following the links. I will be back tomorrow with another fashion inspired post!