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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Colourful Herringbone Inspired Nails

Lately, I have really been loving anything with chevron or herringbone patterns (as you can see from the tealight holder in the background, haha) so I decided to make some chevron nails last week. Well, that didn't go too well and just looked so wrong and I took them off immediately.

A couple of days ago, however, I was scrolling through chevron wallpapers (and I mean actual sticks-to-your-wall wallpaper) on Pinterest and felt inspired to try again on my nails, but I figured out this is easier to do (just painted stripes down the nail and then painted the diagonal lines). Before I could draw the white lines though, I made a colourful base by painting lots of different dots (not with a dotting tool, just their own brushes). Here are the steps and colours I used:

1) Painted nude-coloured base coat (Sally Hansen - Bandage)
2) Painted dots using: Fearne Cotton - Lime Green, Revlon Top Speed - Electric, Sally Hansen Insta-dri - Man-go Team!, Maybelline Color Show - Electric Pink, Technic - Bora Bora Beach, Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine - Blueberry.
3) Then applied glittery topcoat (Seventeen Nail Xtras - Glitter Top-Coat)
4) Painted all lines on with The New Black Striper Brush - White.
5) Applied Seche Vite Top-Coat to seal in design, and DONE!

I really like this (more than I thought I would, actually) and I think if you have a white nail art pen or thin nail art brush, this isn't too difficult once you start. The lines are not all perfect but I don't see why they have to be!

Thanks for reading!

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