Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nail of 2 days ago : First attempt at patchwork.


I learned the patchwork technique from Erika, the author of Chloe's Nails ( and I found her blog through SayAnythingBr00ke on YouTube ). You basically "mask" you nails with scotch tape to make this! It's easy, fun and doesn't require any type of skills except patience. :)

As you can see, I'm dealing with tip wear ( that's what happen when you're moving your bedroom from the first floor to the basement.. ) and my lines aren't that crips. I guess that perfection will come with time.. I would recommend something even though this is my first try at it.. Put the lightest color near the nail bed and not the tip! Because my tips are light, I always have the impression that my nail as chipped. It might only be a mental thing.. Oh well, :)

I used :
-Joe Fresh Dupioni as the base color
-Joe Fresh Midas for the gold color
-Joe Fresh Imperial (the bottle in the picture) is the dark purple
-Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out for the black triangle
And Seche Vite as my Top Coat !

Voilà! :)

It's super easy, I really recommend you to try it out! Do your own color combination too! It's really fun and easy to do while watching a good movie or tv .

Thanks for reading ,


  1. I think you did a good job on your first try!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  2. Wow, this is really cool. I love them and I love that you used those 3 polishes. I have no skill when it comes to nails and hardly an patience either. Can't wait to see what else you do with your nails.

  3. looks really good :)
    practice makes perfect though, not that you're not good, but you know what i mean! :)
    i'm TERRIBLE at doing anything adventurous with my nails xx

  4. ooo lovely nails!!


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  6. I like the idea! You've inspired me to try it out!

    Beauty Addict

  7. Cool nails!
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