This is where I share my thoughts of polish, pets, life in general. Click on any of the tabs below to find out more about the Pointless Cafe Blog.

FB Plugin


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tartan Nails - Dior Camel

I've said before I suck at nail art and I've proved myself right! I tried and tried and freakin' TRIED! Finally I settled on a tartan accent nail - a take-off of Thompson Camel Plaid.

I'm Scottish (both by bloodlines and at heart) so my family has their own plaid - Davidson Plaid. This is my clan plaid:

Davidson Clan Plaid
But I didn't think it would translate well on the nails. Okay, okay, FINE! I didn't think I could DO it. Happy? And it is really cold here right now - freezing tonight again. (Someone forgot it's South Texas!) So I pulled out my Burberry jacket and scarf.  It is often visually confused with Thompson (Camel) Clan Tartan, which has been around at least since the 17th or 18th century. The naming and registration of official clan tartans began on April 8, 1815, when the Highland Society of London (founded 1778) resolved that all the clan chiefs each "be respectfully solicited to furnish the Society with as Much of the Tartan of his Lordship's Clan as will serve to Show the Pattern and to Authenticate the Same by Attaching Thereunto a Card bearing the Impression of his Lordship's Arms." 

That Burberry would try to sue over the use of it is ridiculous to me. It would seem that if anyone ripped anyone else off, it was Burberry who did the ripping off.

Anyhow, since I didn't do a very good job, I've included a gratuitous photo of one of my dogs (Twinkie) in hopes of distracting you. *grin*

Tartan Nails using Dior Camel as a base
 I don't know WHY she always lays her ears back when she sees the camera. It's funny when I hide the camera/bring it back out/hide it/bring it out...her ears go up/down/up/down/up/down. Makes me giggle.

Tartan Nails using Dior Camel as a base

Tartan Nails using Dior Camel as a base

Tartan Nails using Dior Camel as a base

I REALLY need to try konad. This freehand stuff is for the birds.


  1. I think this looks really nice!! I notice, you didn't give a close up ;0). But from what I can see, I like. Btw, nail art is not my strong suit either :-/. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Girl! I think you did an excellent freehand! I suck at nail art so I think you did a good job.

  3. For free hand this looks great. I wouldn't dare try this without using some tape or Konad.

    And OMG Twinkie is so cute!!!!!

  4. This is awesome, you did a great job! And Snickerdoodle hates when I take his picture, I usually get a really-Mom-another-picture-look. LOL


Thank you for commenting! I love hearing from you...Please do not post links in your comments as they will be automatically deleted. If you would like me to look at your site, please contact me via email. THANKS!