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This Week’s Nails – Matte Dogstooth

Dogstooth, Houndstooth…I’m not really sure which is correct but I do know I am in love with this autumnal manicure!


As I mentioned previously, when Ian and I went to Palma for the day, I tracked down a Sephora and treated myself to a few sets of their nail wraps.

Over the years I have worked my way through several brands of wraps and the Sephora ones are by far the best I have ever tried. They don’t pucker, they are really easy to apply and seem to last as long as a normal manicure without any peeling.


Here is a really quick nail tutorial on how to apply these wraps:

  • Begin with clean nailsdog6
  • Select a nail wrap that is the correct width for your finger, remove the top film and the peel the nail wrap (sticker) off
  • Place it on your nail, smoothing it down from the cuticle upwardsdog8
  • You can use scissors to trim the wrap but I like to use a nail file and file off the excessdog7
  • If you have tiny nails like me, you can also make one nail wrap stretch to two nails, doubling your manicures from the pack!dog2
  • Finish the look with a generous layer of top coat. I couldn’t resist using a matte top coat for this look and I think it really goes

I even persuaded Ian to let me have a go at applying one on his big toe so I could see what it would look like as a pedicure….ahhhh the things my husband does for me.


I love this print on clothes and like it just as much on my nails. I think this would also look great as a statement nail paired with a deep jewel-toned autumnal colour.


If you are ever in Sephora, I highly recommend these wraps – in fact, I am kicking myself for not investing in a few more designs!


About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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