Monday, July 25, 2016

Manicure Monday - Chevron Nail Art and a Quick How To on Nail Vinyls!

Happy Mani Monday! This week I am going for something bright and fun - coral and peach chevron nails! 

chevron nail art nail vinyls

I love how bright and fun these are! Nail vinyls are fairly easy to use and help make nail designs like this very easy!

Here is a look at the products I used for this week's Mani:
chevron nail art nail vinyls

-Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes in Caribbean Coral (darker) and Giant Peach (lighter) - or any 2 contrasting shades of your choice! 
-Formula X nail cleanser, base coat, and top coat
-Nail Vinyls in chevron 
-not pictured, but handy - a pair of tweezers

To start the Mani, nail cleanser and base coat and 1 or 2 coats of base polish. Because we are painting over this base, I would recommend using the lighter of your 2 polishes. Let this dry WELL before moving on to the next stage (if you don't, you will pull off all the base polish too...) 

Here is how to apply the vinyls:

Using a pair of tweezers or your fingers, place and line up the stickers - these are repositionable, so if you haven't lined them up right on the first try, just lift and move around. Make sure to push down in the sides of your nails so there is not any lifting. 

Paint a quick, thick coat of polish over top of vinyl. Do not let this layer dry. 

Quickly, using tweezers (or your hands but it will be messy) lift one edge up and peel vinyl carefully away from nail. 

Let this dry very well and finish with top coat! 

Here is another look at the finished Mani:
Chevron Nail Art and a Quick How To on Nail Vinyls

I love how this final look turned out! While this is an easier look to do, I will stress that you have to give yourself enough time to let the polish dry or it will be everywhere! 

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