Nails By Tanya (February Edition)

I am thrilled to have Tanya back to do another monthly nail look. She does some pretty awesome nail looks.

I was thinking of doing this as a weekly feature but I think for now I might do a monthly wrap up. February went by in a complete blurr so I wasn’t able to do it as a weekly feature and I am thinking March might also be fairly busy. What do you guys think?

This was Tanya’s first NOTW (nail of the week) picture. She used Julep polish in the shade Nora, seche vite top coat and BL matte top coat. I love how you can see the difference in the two with the design. Very nice.

The second look was for Tanya’s grad pictures and its a very nice neutral look which I think is perfect for graduation photos. Congrats Tanya.

This was in honor of Valentine’s day.

This is another Valentine’s day look as well. Alot of work went into this.

This reminds me of an Easter Egg. Very nice. Tanya used China Glaze Secret Periwinkle and Bling It On.

Do you know what the favorite of the month was? If you guess the one below you would be right. I actually like them both. Its nice to see the same look done differently.


Here is how you can get the same look:

What you will need:
– base coat (I use Pro-Fx from walmart)
– Dark grey polish (sally hansen – grey area)
– Black polish (OPI – I only date werewolves)
– White polish (OPI – Mummy knows best)
– light purple polish (or any light background color) (Julep – Renee)
– rhinestones or silver glitter
– gold polish
– striping tape


1. Start by applying your basecoat and 2 layers of your outline colors. Let them dry completely.

2. Apply striping tape to form the borders of the quilted pattern.

3. Apply top color to 1 nail and remove the tape immediately after. This will give you nice lines and a 3D effect. Continue for all fingers.

4. Apply rhinestones or silver glitter to the intersecting parts of the pattern. This is optional.

5. I have a stamping plate from a seller on Etsy with the Chanel logo on it. I stamped it on with a yellow polish (Butter London – Cheeky Chops) and then outlined with a gold glitter polish (China Glaze – I’m not lion). You can also hand draw the logo with any polish and dotting tool.

6. Apply a regular or matte top coat depending on the effect you want.

What did you think? What was your favorite of the month?

Tanya thanks so much for stopping by and sharing this with us. I can’t wait to see what March will bring.

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