The Nail Files: Keep Two Chevrons Apart

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Chevrons are ALL the RAGE, peeps. And I've always been envious of those who sport such designs. I had some more time this week, so I decided I'd give them a go, myself. 

Spoiler Alert: I LOVE THEM!

Here's what I used:

And here's how it all turned out:

Step 1: Two coats of Paper Mache (one coat of Seche Vite because I was too impatient to wait).

Step 2: Take striping tape and make a "v" at the top of the nail.

Step 3: One coat of either Eden or Turned Up Turquoise (with the smaller brush to get into the corners).

Step 4: Remove tape (and add one coat of SV as, again, I was too impatient to wait).

Step 5: Take striping tape and make another "v," along the coloured line (so there'll be a small bit of colour not covered in sparkles/shimmer).

Step 6: One coat of either Harper or Ivy.

Step 7: Remove tape and add one more coat of SV.

The result is a VERY shiny mani. The three coats of SV could have meant a chip-frenzy but it was the best lasting mani ever! Almost a week with virtually NO chips! And my nails were just as shiny for the entire time. Yay!!

Have a fab weekend, everyone!

Thanks to Tara and Vicki for hosting!


  1. You are way toooooo patient!! Great job. I love it as usual. Great color choices. Definetely getting some of that striping tape.

  2. This is SUPER, SUPER pretty and I think you did an excellent job!

    <3 Kali
    Kali Now Living

  3. Very nice! How is the Paper Mache? I have Orly Pointe Blance and it's not a great white.

  4. Very cute! I've been wanting to try chevron stripes myself :)


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