The Nail Files: My Name is Jennie and I am Addicted to Chevrons

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Guys, I've got a problem...

Last week, I shared my happiness in discovering non-cut chevron striping tape and now, I can't stop using them! Haha! They're just so pretty, and easy (that's what s/he said? haha!)

This time, though, I decided to crank it up a notch and try a gradient-esque design with some bright pastels (as I'm being dragged against my will into the fall, haha).

What I used (aka, basically half of the CG Sunsational Collection, haha):

The all-important chevron striping tape from Inspired Nails

And the mani:

As usual, I started with two coats of paper mache. Then, I applied the chevron stickers (4 per nail). With a narrow, flat blush, I did two quick coats of each of the colours (starting with the lightest at the bottom, and finishing with the darkest, at the top). By the time I had finished applying the last colour on my thumb, the strips on my ring finger were ready to remove, quickly followed by the ones on my thumb. Two coats of Seche Vite (one going across my nail and then, when dry, another from top to bottom) and voila! An almost-gradient-chevron mani!

I'd like to say that I'll have something different for you next week but I make no promises. Haha!

Happy weekend, everyone! 

(And watch yo-self today because it's Friday the 13th and sometimes people freak the eff out. Safety first!)


  1. Gurrrrrl, I love your Chevrons!! I'm going to need to get some of those stickers and try it myself!! Happy Friday! XOXO A

  2. You're making me more and more obsessed with China Glaze!! I never thought that would happen! Love all the colors your picked, looks great against the white :)

  3. So so purdyyyyy!! Also, the shape of your nails - I just realized how perfect it is! I'm telling you, you could make money off of this! :)

  4. Well the first step to getting help is admitting you have a problem! Hah! Love the gradient you did with the colors. Very pretty!

  5. This is such an awesome idea!!! AND amazing execution, as always :) I ordered these chevron strips the other day and can't waaaaait to receive them!!!


  6. Hi Jennie. lol

    I need to work on my Chevron skills because they look great!

    P.S. Sorry it's been awhile since I've linked up. Been a little crazy and I honestly haven't done anything cool with my nails :p

  7. Hi I'm a new reader, coming over to join in with The Nail Files! LOVE this look, I'm obsessed with chevron, too!

  8. O.M.G. I want all those polishes. Can you do my nails? I really really need to invest in some of those chevron strips.

  9. Those colors are so pretty. I want that collection too.

  10. Love it, and there's nothing wrong with sticking with colors or a design that make you happy!

  11. Um I LOVE chevrons and yours turned out so cute!! I wish they had chevron stickers here. That CG collection is gorgeous btw.
    It's my first time joining The Nail Files! :D
    Thanks for hosting.

  12. Hello!

    I absolutely love your nails!! Cute designs too!

    Lillies & Silk

  13. Thanks Jennie! I love it, and it still looks nice!

  14. This is SO CUTE! The lines look so neat. Awesome job!

  15. I am so scared to do nail art. Lol. I have tried and failed miserably. I think I'm too impatient to wait in between steps. But, this looks so cute...and you're making me want to buy those stickers and give it a try. Pray for me. Lol!

  16. I love how you did an ombre pattern. It's so pretty :)

  17. There are NO WORDS to describe how much I love this. I need to find those chevron strips near me... I cannot even comprehend how great this mani looks!


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