Wednesday, April 4, 2012

i have a chevron problem

Morning everyone!

Today I'm gonna take a break from showing European polishes and I'm gonna show you a nice OPI from their most recent collection, and the nail art that I did when I wore it.

I'll pre-warn you - I had the cold from hell when I wore this mani and I think it screwed up my camera talent. Haha! My skin is totally washed out in some of them and in another I've got serious tipwear. They're still nice but I'm just picky.


OPI - I Have A Herring ProblemSo far I've only picked up 2 polishes from the Holland Collection and this is one of 'em! I love this dusty blue with the awesome silver shimmer.


This kind of shimmer is my fave. It's more textured looking than other kinds of shimmer and I think the effect is really cool.

When I was wearing this polish, I decided I wanted to try out a chevron mani, like this one from Jane of Nailside.


I loved how chic this looked!
The trick to getting the perfect lines is using scotch tape to create the triangles.
I used the same 2 pieces of tape on all nails to make sure the angle of the chevron was exactly the same. (You just have to wipe the tape off between uses!)

The first color I used was OPI - Suzi Skiis In The Pyrenees Suede, a lovely shimmery gray matte/suede polish. I then used a small brush to freehand the black pieces with Wet N Wild - Black Creme. You could use tape for the third color but I didn't want to risk ruining it, so I just did it freehand.
I added topcoat to make the whole thing shiny and there you have it!


I only got one good picture of this manicure before ruining it at my job, and I needed more than one picture so here is my tipwear. Haha! It's not so bad.
I really wanna try this again with bright colors!

That's all for today ladies (and gents?)!

19 comments:

  1. This is such a cute mani!! I love I Don't Have a Herring Problem. I also grabbed up Pedal Faster Suzi and Dutch Ya Just Love OPI. Had to get the pink and purple, lol.

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    1. yep, i got the purple too! obviously ;)

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  2. This is so cute! I love the chevron look. You are completely rocking it!

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  3. Totally in love with this chevron. How do you get your tape lines so perfect? I feel like every time I have big blobs of polish and blurry lines.

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    1. i make sure to work really quickly! and you have to press the tape onto your hand a few times to take off some of the stickiness so it doesn't stick to the nail too much. and when putting it on the nail, make sure to smooth out any bumps! that's all i can think of, hope it helps!

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    2. Thanks! I'm going to give it another go.

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  4. I like this chevron idea, u did it nicely;)

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  5. Whoa I love it! Looks very space cadet! :D

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  6. Amazing! I've never tried doing a chevron manicure before, but this has convinced me! It's so cool looking. I'm a little intimidated, but I'll have to get the tape out and give it a try. Very flattering look.

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  7. i love how this came out! you picked perfect colors!

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  8. Is this color similar to the Betsey Johnson mini?

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    1. nope, that one is VERY bright and turquoise while this is a dusty gray-blue.

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  10. Great job with the tape mani! I hate to ask this but I've read a lot of blog posts about tape manis and half of them have said to wait for the polish to dry before taking the tape off, and the other half said to take it off while it was still wet... I'm not sure which one to do! Did you take it off immediately or wait for the polish to dry? Thanks in advance! :]

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    1. definitely while wet! if you wait until it's dry, you can pull up little bits of the polish. but if it's wet, it will be smooth!
      you have to do especially quick when using mattes or suedes because they dry super super fast. hope this helps! :)

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