New York Fashion Week may be over, but the iconic Burberry plaid never goes out of style. Keep your manicure fresh and fashion-forward with this NYFW-inspired design from Neroli Nail Designer, Lisa.
- Orange Wood Stick
- Yellow Block Buffer
- Nail File
- Aveda’s Beautifying Composition
- Aveda’s Cuticle Control
- Cotton Rounds
- Nail Polish Remover – I use Zoya’s “Remove +” (it nourishes your nails as you use it!)
- Base & Top Coat – Zoya’s “Anchor” & “Armor” are a must use!
- Nail Polish Color; for this design I used: OPI “My Gondola or Yours?” “Tiramisu for Two”
- Thin Acrylic Paint Brush
- White, Black & Red Acrylic Paint (or nail polish)
Prep time: 5-10 min
Polish time: 15 min
Art design: 20-25 min
Drying time: 20-30 min
Step 1: Prep nails for polish with nail polish remover. This step is really important! Any oil or lotion that is on your nail won’t allow the polish to adhere and dry properly. Next, apply a thin base coat.
Step 2: Apply 2 color coats to nails and let nails dry for 30 seconds to a minute in between each coat. Applying thin coats is important so it can drop properly and evenly. Let nails dry for 5-10 minutes before starting art.
Step 3: Start your Burberry nail design by painting a vertical line with white paint (or polish) slightly off center down your nail. Paint another line going down closer to the right side of nail bed, leaving a thicker space in middle. Fill in with white.
Step 4: Paint a horizontal line slightly below the middle of your nail bed. Paint another line going across, just a little above the tip of your nail. Then fill in with white paint.
Step 5: Once the white area of your Burberry design are complete, paint with a vertical line down on the opposite side of your furthest white line using your red paint. Connect it with a red line going across the top area of your nail.
Step 6: Lastly, outline your thick white lines with thin black lines. Finish the look by painting black lines in the middle.
Step 7: Once your art has set for about 5 minutes, apply a thin top coat. Make sure to cap the edges of your nails to seal everything in, too! This step helps your polish application to last a lot longer.
If you did use the Zoya system, Finish with Zoya’s drying drops to help speed up drying time. Give nail polish about 30 minutes to fully dry, though Zoya sets in about 10 minutes.