Tartan nail art tutorial – Red, black, white and silver

This Tartan nail art tutorial shows the easy steps to create really effective tartan pattern effect. I started with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Nail Varnish Cardinal 55 for the undercoat. To create the black, white and silver lines I used Barry M Nail Art Pens. These are great for adding small details accurately! Vary the lines thicknesses and add dashed diagonal lines for more detail and a better effect. I love these colours for the Christmas season but they can be toned down or varied for a more subtle effect.

Tartan nail art tutorial

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Nail Varnish Cardinal 55

Barry M Nail Art Pens



  1. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    2013/12/17 / 20:43

    It’s lovely and very eye catching – a great adoption of the tartan trend :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    • 2013/12/18 / 15:42

      hehe thank you, stands out from the crowd a bit! xoxo

  2. Egle Venslovaite
    2013/12/18 / 11:40

    Very nice idea!


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