33DC Day 8: Chevrons
I’ve not done chevron nails before, but I do love to create taped nails, so this prompt for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge was a good one for me.
It wasn’t quite so easy to pick out some colours. I knew I wanted to do three sections, with the chevron pointing towards my finger tip. But apart from that, I couldn’t decide on colours. I have some wonderful blues that would go well together, but I’ve done quite a few blue manicures recently, so I decided to force myself to do something pink.
I finally found three colours that I thought complemented each other, and started off with a base of Ciaté Cutie Pie. It’s a lovely baby pink colour but it’s streaky as anything and really sheer. It took four coats and even then I wouldn’t have worn that as a plain manicure as the tips were still showing through it.
But, I was covering the tips up anyway, so it didn’t matter. I added some chevron-shaped French tip guides in the middle of the nail and painted on my other two colours – both China Glaze polishes: Purr-fect Plum and Fifth Avenue – before slowly removing the tip guides.
I’m really pleased with how they look, and I’ve had lots of compliments about them, even from strangers in shops.
I’m very pedantic about grammar and the English language. So apart from feeling the urge to add and remove apostrophes on grocers’ signs (see what I did there?), I’m also very fussy about calling nail art by its correct name. You’ll find me tutting loudly to myself when someone describes a gradient manicure as an ombre, for example.
The pedant in me is wondering how many zig-zag manicures we’ll see today 😉
- Base colour: four coats of Ciaté Cutie Pie
- Colours either side of the chevron tape: China Glaze Fifth Avenue and China Glaze Purr-fect Plum
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
Have a look at what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with:
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