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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chevron Nails


Nail tip guides are awesome to have around. This was easy to do and I think it looks really cool! I have tried to do scotch tape mani's and I suck at them, so I will stick to free-hand stuff or use french tip guides.

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Complete Salon in Madame X - this is a very bright hot pink creme leaning towards orange. I couldn't take 1 non-fuzzy photo of it, as my camera doesn't like these types of bright pinks.

I used chevron french tip guides that I purchased in a nail art set from The Dollar Rama ( Canada ) and used Sally Hansen Complete Salon polish in Trouble Maker - a very pretty medium purple creme. I picked up both of these polish's on the bargain rack at Walmart for $1.00 = SCORE!!!!!


I am resisting the urge to trace over all the line with a fine silver glitter stripe nail art polish......

3 coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Madame X

Kiss nail tip guides.... HERE is the set I found these in 

  I applied the nail tip guides to my nails........

Then added 2 coats of Sally Hansen CSM Trouble Maker

 when the polish was 'sorta' dry I peeled off the nail tip guides, then added a coat of TC. I definitely will need 2 coats of top coat for this mani. I find that whenever I use nail tip guides there is always lumpy, bumpy ridges. I usually add a glitter stripe polish to these lines.

 ..... and my clean-up brush SNAPPED IN HALF MID-USE!!!!It flew half-way across the room! lol
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40 comments:

Sandra said...

very impressive. I love chevron print.

Jennifer said...

Love it!

Rustic Comfort said...

I'm going to have to try the Chevron design....it has a very "mod" look to it

Yasinisi said...

Looks great :)

Constantly Undone said...

Gorgeous!

Ashesela said...

YAY this looks so cool!! :D

TopCoatIt said...

Fantastic! Love them!

beachgal said...

Thanks so much for showing us the guides. I never have seen any that looked like this. I am totally in love with geo shapes but so not good with freehand on ones like this that precision counts. I use the 3 ring paper hole reinforces cut in half to be my guides for half moon Ruffin designs and that works well for me. I also don't do well with scotch tape - I get a ton of bleed under it.

beachgal said...

OOOPs - that link did not take me to a place to purchase these guides - it's linked to an older page from your blog.

beachgal said...

Oh and LOVE the color combo - even if it's a little 'Red Hat Society' looking - do you guys have that up in Canada or am I talking gibberish to ya when it comes to Red Hat??? If that's the case - it's a group of mostly older ladies and they have group colors of red with purple. Various shades of red see to pop into the OK range for them - red/orange - deep purple too, but mostly right around this hue of purple. There is some poem that is about the Red Hat and getting old - sure it's on the web.

Julie said...

You have such pretty nails :)

LipGlossGossip said...

Love this! :)

Freshie said...

Stunning colors and great use of the guides! The Chevron ones I have are thin so I was thinking of using two at a time ~

FrugallyMe said...

Looks great!

Jennius - Gold Speck Nails said...

These are gorgeous! I love thos colours together!

zebra-nails said...

looks very cool!!

Annika - Dragonfly Polish said...

This looks awesome!!! I've never learnt to master tip guides, but I think I have to retry.

What kind of brush are you using for clean-up? I have never managed to find a good one. Yours look perfect...

MariJo said...

This looks amazing!!! Love the colors!

Aleta Colucci said...

Bummer about the brush but very cute mani!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Wow - thanks!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thank You!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

It was very easy to do!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thanks!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thank You

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thanks!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Wow - Thank you!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

I like using those circkle paper re-inforcements, too.

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

You can ourchase this type of set at Walmart, except it has neon stripe polish in it.

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Yes we do have hed hat society, in the previous town i lived in there were quite afew ladies who would get together and do around-town-stuff.

I do know of that poem..... this is a good idea for a future blog post - Thanks!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thnaks - they are FAKE!!!!!!!! Fake glue ons!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thanks!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

These colours did work out well! do you mean layering them on top of one another?

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thank you!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thanks! I think of these two colours together in theory as "clashing" but they work well together.

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thanks!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thanks! The brush I use is just a bargain eyeshadow brush that I snipped into an angle with scissors.

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thank-you!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Thanks - It was a bargain brush but I really, really liked it.

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

Love the mani!

Anonymous said...

How long did you wait between the base snf applying the stickers? Also how long did you wait to peel them off?