If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you might have noticed my small love of houndstooth. It is easily my favorite pattern right now. I love that it is both graphic and classic, and can be done in almost any color combination. You may also have noticed that I tend to do houndstooth accent nails because 1. most stamping plates are too small for my thumbs (sad face) and 2. I do not have the skill or patience for freehanding small patterns like this on all my nails. Enter Vivid Lacquer and her awesome giant stamping designs:
Please ignore my shoddy stamping here, I’m honestly not that great at it, and for some reason the gold polish was not my friend (possibly because it is unusually cold out right now). The base color is OPI Live and Let Die (who doesn’t love a one coat dark green with flakes?). I stamped the houndstooth using Essie Good as Gold and Vivid Lacquer plate VL005.
I would 100% recommend Vivid Lacquer plates to anyone looking for awesome designs, but especially to those of you, who, like me, have wider nails. I was pleasantly surprised by how unique the designs on the VL plates are (the plates I own include an incredible knit-stitch pattern, tetras, and some gorgeous Latin script). I will definitely be buying more of them soon!
I will try to do a more detailed review in the next few weeks (possibly in video form..)
Vivid Lacquer plates and polishes are available on Etsy.