Who doesn’t love houndstooth? With the right color combination, it can look as classy as Audrey Hepburn in a sheath dress. But mix up the hues in favor of hyperactive neons or sassy shimmers and you’ve got yourself some edge!
For today’s nail art, I bring you a green and black houndstooth Konadicure featuring Orly It’s Not Rocket Science and Konad Image Plate m63.
I wore the poop out of this manicure because I loved it like Larry King loves his suspenders! Removed it reluctantly when the tipwear was looking grungy and the shine was fading.
This was the first time I tried a Konadicure using the houndstooth print, and it won’t be my last. I’ve already been thinking up different color combinations to try.
Houndstooth, how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
Orly It’s Not Rocket Science Swatches
All swatches have:
- 1 coat of Nail Tek Foundation II Base Coat
- 2 coats of Orly It’s Not Rocket Science
- 1 coat of Konad Special Nail Polish (Black) for design
- 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
(Wondering what the polish looks like without the Konadicure? Check out my Orly It’s Not Rocket Science swatches here!)
Konad Image Plate m63 Picture
Konad Image Plate m63 Review (Houndstooth)
I really love full-nail designs like the houndstooth – they’re easy to pick up, and you don’t have to plan out your nail art like you would if you pieced together individual mages. It’s really fast to give yourself a manicure that looks like you spent much longer on.
The houndstooth lets your base color show through equally as the color you’ve chosen for the stamping. And if you opt for a classic white-and-black combo, you can really make an eye-popping statement. Or, if you’re like me, and try using two darker colors, it can bring on the drama more than Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in the same room.
Konad Tutorial: Check out my Konad Tutorial with step-by-step instructions and pictures to make Konadicures even easier to get the hang of!
What I Used to Create This Look:
- Konad m63 Image Plate: $6.99 USD
- Konad Special Nail Polish (Black): 11 mL – $6.99 USD
- Konad Stamper (came in a set with a metal scraper): $4.99 USD for set
- Konad Plastic Scraper: $2.50 USD
- Where to Buy Konad Supplies: Konad Stamping Nail Art, Trans Design, Head2Toe, WowSoCool, OC Nail Art & select mall kiosks
Orly It’s Not Rocket Science is one of my all-time favorite greens, and it’s from the groundbreaking Orly Cosmic FX Collection, which I previously reviewed (and raved about). Since I hadn’t worn it in a while, I cracked that baby open, and fell in love with it all over again.
But I had to dress it up with some houndstooth. Really love how the sparkly olive green contrasts with the opaque black. While houndstooth can be really flashy, this combination was subtle yet had tons of personality.
Have you done any nail art with any of the Orly Cosmic FX polishes? What color combinations would you like me to try with the Konad houndstooth plate?