Last week I guest posted on See Sarah Swatch with this awesome chevron mani. I promised a tutorial so here you go.
*Please excuse my dry skin. I took off one mani and started into the next without moisturizing between.
I started with a white base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. The yellow I used is Sinful Colors Unicorn and it takes several coats to get good coverage. It’s tends to be really streaky if you don’t do 4+ coats so to remedy that I put it over white. One good coat of Unicorn over Snow Me White was pretty good.
I used some pinking shears to cut lots of small, little strips of scotch tape. You have to make sure you line your zig zags up when you’re cutting. Wait until your polish is totally dry before you put tape on it. If you want to use a fast drying top coat to speed up the process, go for it. Stick the strip to your hand a few times to get most of the sticky off the tape before you stick it to your nail. If you use full strength sticky tape, it will likely pull your polish off. Line the strips up to your liking. I used tweezers to help with this since the strips were so small. Press them down firmly and use an orange stick to get into the sides of your nails.
Apply one coat of your second color, blow on your nail for a few seconds and apply another coat to get full coverage. While your polish is still wet, carefully take your tape off. Put on your top coat and you’re done!
I love this chevron mani. I guess I will have to get myself a pair of pinking shears so I don’t have to borrow them from my neighbor the the next time I want to try this. The grey polish is Sally Hansen Wet Concrete. Let me know if you have any questions.
**Check out my other Chevron manicures HERE.