Midweek Manicure // Chevron Nails

It’s been ages since the last midweek manicure!

Chevron Nails

I wore this nail design at my friend Marisa’s wedding last month. I wanted it to be very subtle, but still fun and interesting. …Please forgive the quality of the iphone photos…

I used:

  • Base Coat
  • White polish (any white polish will do, i.e. I can’t remember the name of this one)
  • Zig Zag nail tip guides from Born Pretty Store
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Bare Dare
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat

Neutral Chevron Nails

After a base coat and two coats of white polish on each nail had dried, I placed the nail strips on each nail (two on each), and then painted over them with Bare Dare. I made sure to remove the stickers as soon as I’d painted over them to get the best effect. After everything dried, I added a top coat.

White and Cream Chevron Nails



Midweek Manicure // Back to basics…sorta

I kept it pretty simple this week…but with a twist!

Pink French Tips

Well, maybe two twists. I did a french manicure, but with pink tips (twist #1). The second twist is that it’s a gel manicure! For my birthday a few weeks ago, D bought me a gel manicure kit. I’ve been experimenting with it and I’m really liking it (which is a big difference from my earlier gel manicure experience).

I like doing the gel manicure on myself because I have more control over how it turns out, and I can easily soak the gel polish off. Last time I ended up peeling it all off after it started to chip, which was definitely not good for my nails.

I have the Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit. The polish cures using an LED light, instead of an ultraviolet light, so I like that about the kit, too.

Gel Polish

With the kit, I used two gel polish colors – the base color is Sensationail Evening Sand, and the pink is Red Carpet Manicure Oh So 90210.

Pink French Tip Gel Manicure

Just a simple french manicure. So far no chips thanks to the gel!