Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pastel houndstooth and union jack nail art

Hi! While I'm at it I'm showing no. 9 in the Where in the world-challenge which happen to be United Kingdom. This will also be my contribution to Nail Art Sunday at Lelack. :)

I actually had an idea from the start, I just love houndstooth pattern.. and guess what, my suspicion seemed correct since the pattern seems to originally come from UK (from a quick google session). I've free handed houndstooth pattern before (not showed here at the blog though) So I thought it would be fun to do it here as well, (since full nail stamping isn't my forte yet). On top of that I decided for some union jack flags as accents. First I was thinking of making the whole thing according to the flag; red, white and blue but then I thought that it would be funnier if everything went pale and pastel like, so I changed the red to pastel purple and the blue to pastel blue. I really like the result  and I hope you do too. I know I have some Anglophiles and english people reading my blog so I hope you'll find it fun! :D

Polishes used:
HM - In It For The Game
Kleancolor - Pastel Pink
China Glaze - Bahamian Escape
BK nail art color
2 MM pearl rhinestones

Have you missed a country? Then click on on it below.
1. Australia  

2. Canada
3. Spain
4. Israel 
5. Poland
6. USA
7. Denmark
8. Sweden


  1. Aww I love the houndstooth pattern :D how do you made it freehand? :O

    1. Thank you! :D I could do a tutorial of it, it takes some serious time but is easier than I first thought. :D

  2. This is beautiful! I really love that you shock our flag up, its so unique! Isn't it terrible that I'm English and didn't even know that England created houndstooth? Durr :) I really love the soft subtle colours you picked too and the beads make me think of the Queen for whatever reason! The houndstooth is also perfect I must say! <3 Proper job, fancy a spot of tea? :)

    1. Thank you! I only had a suspicion of it before, and then wiki confirmed it, well if they where correct to start. I've always thought that houndstooth and uk where connected somehow. I didn't think about the pearls and the queen but now when you said it I think so too. And yes, tea is my favorite beverage, bring it on! ;)

  3. Den här anglofilen ÄLSKAR det! Det är lite som att flaggan hängt ute och blivit solblekt.

    1. Tack! Kul att du gillade det. Det var lite så jag tänkte faktiskt, som att flaggan var lite gammal och sliten nästan.. :D

  4. Döläckert! Snyggt och skickligt!

  5. Väldigt skickligt! Älskar färgerna!

  6. Jäklar vad fint det blev med pastellfärgerna:)

  7. Satans vad duktigt att frihanda mönstret! Du är lite som en nailartgud. All heder till dig!

  8. Wow vad fint! Du är verkligen skicklig :)


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