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!