Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Challenge: Summer Chevrons

I created this mani a couple of weeks ago, and I decided that it is perfect for the Summer Challenge over at the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge.  This was done before my nails were reduced to nubbins courtesy of a family bowling outing.  I know, I know, bowling is the kiss of death for long nails, but I had fun.  I actually only broke one nail while bowling, but over the next few days the rest of my nails decided to have a pity party and break too, so I was forced to take them all down to nubbins.

Anyways...on to the mani!  Here is my version of Summer Chevrons.

outside, shade

outside, sunlight

outside, shade
This was my first attempt at a tape mani.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out , although some of my lines are not as crisp as I would like.  I used regular transparent Scotch brand tape to make the chevron. 

So let's meet the players.

Sally Hansen InstaDry Lively Lilac
2012 Prayer
Sally Hansen InstaDry Mint Sprint
Milani High Speed Jiffy Orange
Finger Paints Drawn To This Shade

I used Jiffy Orange for the base and Drawn To This Shade for the accent finger.  To make the chevrons,  I used Mint Sprint, and before I removed the tape, topped it with Prayer, which is a purple crackle polish.  After I removed the tape, I added the dots with Lively Lilac and Mint Sprint. 

I think this mani has a tribal look to it.  What do you think?

Thanks for checkin me out.  Happy polishing!

Check out the other chica's participating in the challenge.


  1. wow this is insane !! awesome xx

  2. this is such a cool idea! I don't think I've ever seen crackles applied like this before, very creative.

    1. Thanks Melanie. I was trying to think of something else to use them for besides all over the nail. I have a few more ideas. Now I wish that I had more crackle polish. LOL


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