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Time
20 mins

Nails, Nails, Nails!
Bring out your inner schoolgirl with this traditional motif, perfect for playing hooky or burying yourself in a book. And don't worry about curfew—plaid is playful round-the-clock!

Partner recommended.

Posted by Abrams Published See Abrams's 43 projects » © 2020 Madeline Poole / Chronicle Books · Reproduced with permission. · PLAID (Extract) from NAILS NAILS NAILS by Madeline Poole £10.99 Published by Chronicle Books
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  • How to paint a checkered nail. Plaid Nails - Step 1
    Step 1

    Apply two coats of yellow polish to all nails and allow to dry after each coat.

  • How to paint a checkered nail. Plaid Nails - Step 2
    Step 2

    With the light gray polish, paint two vertical lines and two horizontal lines, creating an evenly spaced grid. Apply to all nails and allow to dry.

  • How to paint a checkered nail. Plaid Nails - Step 3
    Step 3

    With the dark gray striper polish, fill in the squares where the vertical and horizontal lines intersect.
    Apply to all nails and allow to dry.

  • How to paint a checkered nail. Plaid Nails - Step 4
    Step 4

    With the dark gray striper polish, paint a thin line down the centre of each vertical and horizontal
    line. Apply to all nails and allow to dry.

  • How to paint a checkered nail. Plaid Nails - Step 5
    Step 5

    With the black striper polish, paint a plus sign [+] in the middle of each gray square. Apply to all nails and allow to dry.

  • How to paint a checkered nail. Plaid Nails - Step 6
    Step 6

    Apply clear top coat and allow the completed look to dry.

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