Sunday, 8 June 2014

Tartan Manicure

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)


Yesterday I reviewed this Love Heart Plaid stamping plate from Born Pretty Store (review here) and today I'm showing you a quick extra manicure I did using the full-nail tartan pattern on the plate!

I come from the Armstrong family, a big clan from the Scottish borders. I'm really proud of my heritage so thought I'd recreate our tartan via nail art using this stamping plate! The tartan is dark green with purple plaid and red lines. I used Revlon Emerald City, Models Own Pukka Purple, Barry M Pomegranate and matte top coat. Here it is!

Apologies for the lighting; it was a challenge to best show the purple stamping over the dark green, but I am so pleased with it!

As always you can get 10% off your Born Pretty Store order with my coupon code, CMBQ10


Lisa xx


  1. Hehe this is very cute, I like it! :-)

  2. Awww...this is so pretty. Love the plaid stamping and the base color as well. Great job and great choice as well.

  3. That is lovely!

  4. How big is the full size stamp that you used here? I ask because I have wide nails and have trouble finding stamp plates that have designs that are large enough to fit my nails...especially my thumb and middle finger. BTW this is totally cute!!!! I am Irish and love the tartan plaid designs like this.

    1. Hi! I just measured it and it's 1.5cm wide, 1.8cm tall. I have fairly wide nails too and it was definitely big enough :-) Céad míle fáilte (I have it on authority that this is Irish for many welcomes) xx


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