Manicure Monday: Plaid Nails


Tools Needed: tape and scissors

This is the first time I have ever used this method and I think it’s pretty awesome. Plaid nails were requested by StashMatters for the Fall, so let’s get started!

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on the Plaid nails:


1. Start with a base coat to protect your natural nail bed.
2. Paint a few inches of tape with white nail polish. Cut up thin strips – this does not need to be all the same sizes.
3. By using tape as a guide, paint half of the nail black until opaque.
4. Remove the tape and paint the other half of the nail red until opaque.

5A. Start applying the white stripes on either the red or black side with two stripes going down.
5B. Repeat 5A but with the stripes going across.
6. Seal the design with a quick drying top coat to protect the tape and make the design last longer.

I love getting nail requests, especially when I have never done them before, because it only pushes me to get out of my comfort zone. Keep ’em coming!

List of Products:
OPI Base Coat
Seche Vite
Julie G Black Sheep
Julie G White Orchid
Julie G Sound the Alarm

I’d love to see your manicure. If you end up trying this nail look out, show/tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #styledwithjoy

28 thoughts on “Manicure Monday: Plaid Nails

  1. I love this! It looks so cute and I’ll have to try it soon. I have super short nails so it’ll be quite a feat, but I think I can pull it off.
    Please do more holiday nails, you are very talented with polish!

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    • Thank you! I hope you do try it and if you do, let me know. It doesn’t matter how long or short your nails are – you can do it. I am trying to do more holiday nails this month! Thank you for the encouragement 🙂


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