Okay. I love chevron patterned… things. Let me clarify: I love chevron everything: skirts, rugs, curtains, pillows… If my whole world could be chevron I’d be very dizzy, but very happy. Actually, I might need some polka dots and stripes too – but mostly… chevron.
I’ve admired chevron nails for ages but there was no way I could do it. I can’t free hand it – I’m too much of a perfectionist and using lots and lots of tiny strips of tape…. I don’t have the patience.
I swooned over all of the gorgeous chevron designs that started popping up on instagram and realized people were using Nail Vinyls! Enter… Nail Vinyls by Linda! Nail Vinyls are sort of like stencils for your nails – you’ll see in a second!
Bonus: Customer service was great. Right after I ordered I realized there was a promo, I contacted Linda and she retroactively applied the promo that I missed. How awesome is that?
Be sure to look below for more pictures and tips and tricks I’ve learned from playing around with these for a few weeks. If you’d like to see lots and lots of wonderful designs, just search for #nailvinyls on instagram or check out Linda’s instagram: @teismom. If you’re interested in buying some nail vinyls to try out – hop on over to nailvinyls.com!
I really love white & silver together! What colors would you use?
Ready? Okay! Let me tell you how easy this is!
Materials: Nail vinyls, two nail polishes, top coat, and tweezers.
Step 1: Paint all of your nails your base color (Alpine Snow) and add one coat quick dry top coat. Make sure your nails are completely dry before you start to apply the vinyls!
Step 2: Next, place the vinyls where you want them – make sure that the vinyls are flush with your nail so that nail polish doesn’t creep underneath!
Step 3: Paint your nail with your second color (My Signature is “DC”) – eek! So blurry!
Step 4: Quickly – but carefully – remove the nail vinyls. I’ve found it’s really beneficial to use tweezers for this, but you don’t have to.
Step 5: Wait a bit – to avoid streaking – and apply your favorite topcoat. Repeat for the rest of your nails! I used my new Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat – I love it! .
Voila! You’re all done! Now take lots of pictures and share it with us on twitter!