Have you heard the tale of Tartan?

Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. (Tartan is also known as plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder or a blanket.)

This holiday MAC Cosmetics  A Tartan Tale Collection is all about the nouveau riche  history of plaid…so why not follow suit and feature a little of  the criss-crossed horizontal on my nails. As you can see Manami rocked it out again creating this crazy yet strangely sweet and festive set of holiday nails that will surely get you noticed…(we get me noticed :P )
In my usual fashion I wanted to rock a skull pattern as well and my dearest MAC Pigment gradient…but a women next to me was getting a reverse french style manicure in a classic red…(which under normal circumstances is just too “normal” for  me) but there is something about a classic red nail that just looks so luxurious. I found myself so weak to it powers that I dropped the pigments back in my bag and dove right into the classic red abyss (I choose a color very close to  MAC’s Rougemarie click to see) and I compromised with a hand painted skull pattern on the pinky’s
The Plaid was done with Minx, now I know what your thinking…#1 but Keri you ALWAYS want a hand painted design…and #2 Minx isn’t new to any of us nail junkies that are reading this…just wait…What makes Minx interesting at Sakura is the fact that they have a UV gel that can bake right over top of the metallic sticker, which keeps the design intact for days longer and for a girl like me that abuses her hands hourly this makes is a great choice for a fun pattern like plaid.
Lastly the bitchin’ skull pattern that looks a bit like space invaders but was just mod enough to compliment its tartan counterparts in this pre-holiday  mani! Enjoy!
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p.s.s. thanks to Wikipedia for the tartan definition!


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