NAIL ART TUTORIAL: WINTER CHEVRON
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a tape manicure tutorial on PYP, so we decided to try out a classic chevron design using some winter shades. We love how Scotch tape can be used in so many different ways to create patterns on your nails, the only downside is the wait time. In between each colour, even with a quick dry top coat, it’s still quite a bit of a wait to ensure no polish lifts off with the tape. We recommend trying this nail art when you’re lounging around the house, we can’t tell you how many times we’ve anxiously rushed and ruined all of our nails :(
Step 1: Apply a base coat, we recommend Orly – Bonder, it has a rubbery feel to it, is quick drying, and protects nails from staining. After you have applied your base coat, paint nails with two coats of Revlon – Plum Night. This is one of those colours we bought and tossed in our collection & we can’t believe we didn’ try it sooner. It is a perfect deep plum that almost looks black – almost remind us of grape popsicle syrup.
Step 2: Once your first coloured has dried completely (we painted our nails Revlon – Plum Night the day before) rip off 4 pieces of Scotch tape. Using the corner of the tape, point the tip towards the center of the top of the nail, leaving room for the next colour. Securely push down all sides of the tape, so there’s no bleeding with the addition of another colour. Paint over the tape in China Glaze – Cheers to you. You could stop at this step and have Rihanna nails.
Step 3: Peel off the tape, pulling from the center upwards. Repeat Step 2 using OPI – Mermaids Tear for the final chevron. We liked the colour combination of mixing the deep plum with a teal colour. Peel off the final strips of tape and seal in the design with a top coat.
Besides the extreme long wait time, we love how this chevron manicure turned out. It’s easy enough for everyone to try, as long as you have the patience. You can do different variations of the design but changing the tape placement – intersecting v’s, backwards chervon, width chevron, in all sorts of colour combinations.Share your chevron nail art with us on twitter or facebook!