Nails

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

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Nails

Midweek Manicure // Accessories!

Today was one of those days when things just got under my skin. Lots of things irritated me today, and I mostly can’t even explain why. Sometimes its just my mood, sometimes its the mood of other people, other times I think its just the phases of the moon… At any rate, nail art helps to make me happy again. It’s my one creative outlet at the moment, so I’m channeling all my stress and pent-up aggravation into designs, which lately means piling on the 3d nail charms.

Nude & White Mani

I used:

So Much Fawn Mani

After a base coat, I used scotch tape to tape off a few nails, because I like the look of leaving some of the nail bare on a few fingers. Then I painted all but one or two fingers on each hand with So Much Fawn which is a nice muted mauve color. It’s important to remember to pull the scotch tape off of your nail as soon as possible after painting the nail – you’ll thanks me. I then painted my middle nail on my left hand, and my thumb and ring finger on my right hand with the Marshmallow. When it was all dry, I used topcoat to affix various studs, pearls and open rings onto my nails in the pattern you see above. Once everything was placed, I painted over all of my nails with my favorite top coat (Seche Vite)!

Nude and While Nails with Studs

…now for some relaxing! … and wine!

kimberly