the nail files: quatrefoil tutorial

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Hey guys and gals! It's Friday! YAY!!

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This week, I wanted to try a pattern that I've had my eye on for a while: the super cute and very intimidating, quatrefoil.

*cue the duhn, duhn, duhhhhhhhhhn*


These are the polishes I used:

And the mani!

As this pattern looks hella hard, I watched a few YouTube videos that had different techniques and ended up kind of combining them. Here's a pictorial of what I did (I won't lie; it took a while, mostly because I wanted to be REALLY careful with the dot placement):

For the rest of my nails, I did two coats of Mirrorball, My Way Or The Highway, and Cake Pop. Then I added a single quatrefoil on my thumb, reversing the colours. 

 I freaking love Mirrorball. It's mentalface sparkly in outdoor light. 

As I suspected, this pattern was pretty time consuming, but it was sooooooo worth it because of the gorgeous factor. I mean, come on. It's incredible! For a special occasion, I'd totally use this pattern again. With the layering of colours, the possibilities are endless!

Switching gears for a second, last week was our first themed week of May Flowers, and I think it went pretty well! Would you guys want to keep doing theme weeks? Let me know and I'll put together some new ideas (read: troll Pinterest, haha!).

Hope you all have an awesome weekend!


  1. WOW. Thanks so much for sharing this! I love quatrefoils (and any Arabesque design, really) but they do look so dang hard. I think I'd only do one finger, given how time consuming that must be. I'm totally pinning this and copying it...er....later. When I'm not packing up my nail polish for the move. :)

    I was super stoked to have a theme! Let's definitely do it again!

  2. Those colors are great together. I see what people are talking about now with Mirrorball. On the nail polish groups on FB everyone is talking about it. I am so glad it's Friday.

  3. So going to have to try this out. Loving the pattern.
    Have a great weekend.


  4. Really cute! Love the colors. :)


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