A to Z - L is for Lines !

Hey All !

So this week's A to Z post was a bit of a faff for me.

I had done this pretty cool design for lines week, and then my brain decided it could do one better. But my brain failed me and I ended up with two massive nail fails. Sigh.

SO without further ado! Here's my original idea that doesn't look terrible at all !

I decided to go with something simple, and it's been a very long time since I last did something with negative space, so for me straight edge nail vinyls was the way to go.

I used large and small straight edge nail vinyls from She Sells Seashells to create varying sizes of negative space on each nail, I then painted a single thick coat of Barry M "Espresso" on my middle and ring fingers, and Models Own "White Light" on my pointer and pinky fingers.

Then I peeled off the vinyls immediately and let the polish dry for around 10 minutes to avoid streaking or smearing with the topcoat.

After the polish was dry, I used 2 layers of Glisten and Glow HK Girl to all nails to ensure a smooth finish.

I did have a go at trying a matte top coat, but I mush preferred it nice and glossy! :)

So because you're all amazing and you deserve to have something to giggle at, here are my nail fails....

These were both my terrible attempt at trying to imitate Harry Potter's lines carved into the back of his hand after using Dolores Umbridge's Black Quill in The Order of the Phoenix film.

They were both a little too "meh" for me to feature properly, good try though brain ! Maybe next time...

As always you can check out previous posts HERE on the hub page, or check out this weeks awesome designs using the inlinkz below :)

Much Love

L xx


  1. Love all the manis, especially the first one! It looks so fancy and chic. This is the first time stopping by and I have to say I love how this layout looks! It's so cute with the mermaid.

  2. Like them all, I too had a nail fail for this challenge. We are too self critical!! Xx

  3. Obsessed with all of these nails! I don't know how to do it but I like it!

  4. I love them all but the first mani is my favorite!

  5. I would consider this a serious talent haha since I am so god awful at anything but a single color coat. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love the lines...I cannot do any sort of text so your a head of me there =D

  7. I really like the one with the orange text :)