Chevron Nails

February 17, 2012 · 6 comments

in Beauty

I have been obsessed with geometric shapes lately, so when Bundle Monster sent me their 25-piece Nail Art Stamping Image Plates to try out, I went straight for the chevron design. Now I have to admit, this is a lot more difficult than it looks, but the end result is worth it!

Chevron Nails

Step 1: Begin by painting a light coat of nail polish onto your nails. I used OPI’s “Pink-ing of You,” but you can use any color you like. Make sure the coat dries completely.

Step 2: Paint a thick layer of your second nail polish color onto the stamp plate. I used another OPI color called “Pepe’s Purple Passion.” It’s slightly glittery.

Step 3: Quickly scrape off the excess nail polish with the scraping tool. I find it’s best to scrape twice.

Chevron nail design tutorial

Step 4: Roll the stamper over the image starting from one side, and press firmly.

Step 5: Quickly roll the image onto the nail starting from one side. Don’t worry about getting the nail polish on your finger.

Bundle Monster 25-piece Nail Art Stamping Image Plates

Step 6: Wash the nail polish off of the plate and stamper and continue with each nail. You have to clean the tools after each application.

Chevron Nail design how-to

Step 7: Use a Q-tip and nail polish remover to remove the polish from around your nails.

Step 8: Wait 10 to 15 minutes and then apply a clear coat over your nails. Only do one or two strokes, or the chevron design will smear.

Chevron Nail tutorial

And that’s that! Don’t give up if you don’t get it perfect the first time.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

candie ellis February 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

That is an awesome invention!! Love it .. I am obsessed with the crackle by Sally Hanson. Have Fun!!

Candie Ellis

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Virginia P February 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

How amazing! I don’t know if I have the patience for this

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tomboy March 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Oh, a fellow nail plsoih addict! I can totally relate..I’m a huge fan of OPI’s Samoan Sand, my go-to nude which I’ve been restocking for as long as it has been around (err 7 years?) Another fave is OPI You don’t know Jacques, a gray-taupe-khaki colour and Puerto Vallarta Violeta is an amazing shade of candy-lilac which is neither too pink nor too purple and has a very subtle shimmer.. and my fav OPI red is Quarter of a Cent-Cherry..And am currently hooked onto Korres’ Mango Sorbet, which is the best neo-coral shade ever!s

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Tes April 27, 2012 at 6:36 am

Wow…that looks like a royal pain in the ass…if I can say that here…but in the end it looks awesome!! Have you tried the other patterns? The one on the right looks like it might be leopard print?! I would love to see that!!

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Nicole June 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Cute, I have to try this.

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