Thursday, September 5, 2013

Guest Post Series, with The Polish Playground - Blue and Coral Chevron Nail Art Tutorial

Today, I welcome Lisa, from The Polish Playground. Lisa is a fairly new blogger, and she always has a great mix of nice clean, colour accurate swatches, and nail art.
I love the chevrons she did here. She very creatively made her own nail art stickers!! Read on to find out how.
Thank you Lisa for sharing with us today!

Hello everyone! I'm Lisa from The Polish Playground and its such an honor to be guest posting for Pam. This is actually only my second time doing a guest post so I wanted to try out a design I've never attempted on my blog. I recently bought a set of craft scissors from Micheals so I thought why not try out some chevron nails. I've always wanted to do one but for some reason never got the chance to. Let's see how it turned out.
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I started with American Apparel American Denim on my pinky and ring finger. For the rest of my nails, I have on American Apparel Neon Coral. For my pinky and pointer finger, I did a simple gradient using Sally Hansen Bling-tastic. Prior to painting my nails, I painted a coat of American Apparel American Denim on parchment paper and allowed it to dry over night. With my zig zag scissors from Michaels, I cut some chevron stripes out of it. Then I peeled the polish off the parchment paper to reveal homemade nail decals. While the base color on my ring and middle finger was still tacky, I applied the chevron stripes on, making sure to press it down. Lastly, I applied Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

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I love how these turned out! I had a bit of trouble with the chevron stripes curling when I applied top coat so I'll have to practice more with it or try using scotch tape instead. Let me know what you think about this manicure below. If you want to see more from me, check out my blog, The Polish Playground. Thank you again to Pam for allowing me to guest post over at her blog. Have a great day everyone! Best Blogger Tips
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  1. Thanks for having me post for your blog! :) It was so much fun doing chevron nails for the first time and I love how they turned out. Can't wait to do some more :)

    1. You are very welcome! Thank you for the great post!!

  2. These are so cool Lisa! Love that parchment idea!

  3. Wow! Looks really beautiful even if it's for the 1st attempt Lisa.. Lovely guest post.. Do visit my blog..

  4. Umm awesome colors and execution! Very impressive for a first try and I can't hate that they are Broncos colors ;)

  5. These look like amazing party nails. Love the colors together. x

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  6. Oh i am digging this look. Thanks for making it so easy to follow. I can't wait to try it out!

  7. I love that shade of blue! Fantastic mani!


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