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Geometric Colour Blocked Nails: A is for: Angles

I’m starting a new challenge today, a new A2Z series challenge where the A to Z prompts are words, not polishes beginning with the letters.

So, the first one is angles. I decided on a three-colour, colour-blocking, geometric, chevron sort of design. (This look needs a name, doesn’t it? That’s too much of a mouthful).

I used all Barry M polishes: Coconut for the base, then Cappucino and Raspberry for the overlays.

The Raspberry is quite see-through, despite doing two coats of it. I didn’t realise it was quite so sheer, and over cream and brown, you can see through it a bit, especially on the index finger.

Angles geometric chevron 3 colour tips Barry M
Geometric chevron angles using Barry M Coconut, Cappucino and Raspberry
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Coconut
  • Brown: one coat of Barry M Cappucino
  • Red: two coats of Barry M Raspberry
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.


Here are the manicures from the other A2Zers:

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THIS IS GORGEOUS! Your lines are just flawless and I would never have thought of using Cappuccino with the pink but phwooaaarrrr.

Claire Kerr

Thanks Charlie 🙂 My lines are only good (not flawless) thanks to using tape though!


Actually I like the way you can see the brown under the raspberry-it almost creates another colour on the end of your nails and another triangle (so more angles!). I am surprised how much I like the colours together too (more because I wouldn’t choose any of them myself than because they’re not nice colours!)

Claire Kerr

Hmmm … you’re making me begin to think I should just have done one coat of the Raspberry, to emphasise the colour change and thus give the four sections you refer to. Maybe next time.


These are gorgeous. Love the colours used. They look gorgeous on you x


I like that is can be slightly seen through. In my opinion gives a bit more depth and with this colour combination it is gorgeous!

Rainbowify Me

Ooh la la, this is amazingly elegant and pretty!


Love it! Love the colors used and the idea of angles. Great job on this!