Good morning! I recently started following an awesome blog called Ten Little Nubs. I love this blog! Elissa has such gorgeous little nubbins, I can't! I'm smitten. Anyway, she recently did a tutorial for a different chevron technique.
Everyone loves a good chevron mani. However, they can be a little tricky to do and get even. I have nail guide stickers that work fine for things like a chevron tip, but for a nail full of chevrons, they don't work for me. I am a small girl standing at just 5'' and I unfortunately have baby features. Small hands don't work with the guides "one size fits all'. So I either needed to step up my concentration game and try super hard for perfect chevrons on each nail, or I needed a new method. I was ecstatic when I saw this tutorial. It involves painting the polish on plastic then cutting the delicate squares with pinking shears. Follow the link to the tutorial, as it will explain much better. I was itching to try it out so I set to work. My chevrons aren't the most perfect, but they are much better than my hand painted messes! I used China Glaze Sun of A Peach for the base color. This polish is a little complicated. Its streaking and thin, making application no so fun and easy. I used three coats to make sure the entire nail was covered. For my chevrons I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I wanted something else to add to the mani, so I took out some of my recent stud purchases and added them to the rest of the nails. I loved the end look and can't wait to try it out and perfect it for myself! Thanks for such a great tutorial, Ten Little Nubs!
How does everyone else do their chevrons? Whats your secrets?