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Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

Julep Takeover! Daisy and I have been given a great opportunity to take over their Instagram account. We’ll be posting photos throughout the day on their IG account which will also coincide with some of the posts here on the blog.

First up is a lovely holiday tartan design that I created on my nails. For this look we used all Julep nail polishes which will be listed as we go along. Continue to find out how to recreate this on your own!

Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

Let’s start off with a base coat of red. I’m using Julep Myriam which is a nice bright red creme polish. The formula is magical. It’s super easy to paint with, and only takes a couple of coats. Make sure to paint a top coat after this to prevent polish pick up.
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

Next, apply Nail Vinyls Straights like so, placing three of them vertically against the nail leaving a gap in between.
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

Pick a polish that’s just a shade darker than your red, or use something like Julep Nic which is a deep crimson, but in one coat goes on sheer enough. Don’t forget to top coat this layer once you’re done.
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

Now that you’ve got all your vertical stripes. Go ahead and place three straight nail vinyls going horizontally. Julep Nic was quite nice because the spot where the lines crossed became darker. This will help you in the next step.
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

Using a black polish like Julep Jet and a small paintbrush, fill in the square areas where the lines cross. We want to intensify the illusion of the tartan plaid design.
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

With a fine liner brush dipped in a gold polish, carefully add the gold thread accents to the design. I’m using Julep Zelda here to add a pink champagne metallic which keeps it neutral to the red.
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

And there you have it. A pattern packed with layers and texture, but simple enough to recreate. Happy Holidays!!
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial
Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

Petite Peinture: Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

Products used: Julep Myriam, Julep Nic, Julep Jet, Julep Zelda, NailVinyls™

Disclaimer: Colors on monitors may vary and affect the actual color of the polish. Products shown here were sent to Petite Peinture.

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8 thoughts on “Julep Holiday Tartan Tutorial

  1. Cat

    Hi Rathy, Thank you for the great tutorial! This type of design isn’t as difficult as I originally thought — I may try it for the holidays. I enjoy your and Daisy’s blog!

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    1. RathyRathy Post author

      Thank you! Yes, I try to make the tutorial as clear and easy as possible. Hope you get a chance to try out this design. Happy Holidays! ^_^

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    1. RathyRathy Post author

      Hi Melissa: It depends on the step. If I know I have to use nail vinyls or striping tape, I’ll add a top coat and wait for that to dry completely. If I’m using dotting tools or painting with a small brush, sometimes it’s alright to continue painting if I know I won’t interfere with parts that are wet.

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