Hi everyone and happy Monday! Today’s nails are the ones that I have been dreading to do for a long time – chevron nails. I love chevron so much, but making any tape designs is always a bit of pain for me. You only need two things to create this design: tape and chevron scissors.
I have made my chevron nails using these babies. They are just the cheapest chevron scissors I found in a craft store. I went for a cheap option, because I wasn’t sure if they would work at all. Just wanted to try… and they work fine!
To create these chevron nails, you have to start with a base color. I suggest using a light color as a base, because it is easier to paint a dark color over a light one. I used a white nail polish from W7 (no. 34 White). Before you start putting tape on the base, make sure it is completely dry. I waited around 4-5 hours for my base to dry and have done some studying in a meantime.
When your base is dry, cut out small (1mm to 1.5mm) pieces of chevron from your tape. It takes a few tries to cut out a perfect chevron shape, so don’t get discouraged and practice a bit before. You have to be quite precise and patient, because the tape pieces have to be very small. Then stick 3-4 pieces of tape on each nail. When you make sure that the tape is stuck and flat everywhere, you can proceed to cover it with black polish. Take off the tape immediately, but do it slowly to avoid smudges.
You can see that my chevron needs a bit improvement, because the lines are not 100% crisp, but I think it’s OK for the first time.
As for the rest of the nails, my pinky and index finger are made with pink neon polish from Claire’s. This nail polish is a little bit strange tho, because when you first put it on, you get a perfect, bright neon and after few hours the color changes and it is not so intensive anymore. Before you put any neon polish on, you should always put a white base first.It makes the color even more bright. My middle finger is made with two polishes. As a base I used the holographic polish from Gosh (549 Holographic Hero) and the glitters are from a Dutch drugstore brand called Etos.