Tuesday, October 18, 2011
tutorial :: chevron nails
After seeing this tutorial for chevron nails (and realizing I didn't have the zig zag plate in my kit) I decided to do my own version. All you need is some regular nail polish and a nail pen! Here's what I did...
Paint your nails as you normally would. I have a white nail pen so I choose light-ish colours for my base. I think it would look really cute with even lighter base colours, the look would be more subtle.
Get our your nail pen. Starting at the bottom of your nail, draw line after line of zig zags until your whole nail is covered. You can make them as close together as you would like. Unless you have a helper you will also need to draw some zig zags with your "wrong" hand. Surprisingly it isn't that hard, it is just a little slower than your "right" hand.
Look how cute!
Have fun! Send me a photo if you try this!
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This is so cute!!! And we have the same nail art pen! ^_^ Except mine is all dried up. :( I need a new one ASAP so I can try this!ReplyDelete
these are so cute! i have such an unsteady hand :(ReplyDelete
They look very cute! Love the pastel colours :)ReplyDelete
this is AH dooorable. i will be trying this one out ASAP!ReplyDelete
oh I love it! there are so many cute nail tutorials that I want to try, I'll need to change my polish everyday! ;-) Have a great day Elycia!ReplyDelete
Hmm, a nail pen you say? Must find this!ReplyDelete
so so cute! I've been wanting to buy nail pens but just can't get myself to spend money on it..haha. I will have to try this out sometime when I stop being so cheap! :) -LoReplyDelete
I loved that tutorial when I saw it too but didn't have the zig zag plate either-your version is so cute! I can't wait to try this!ReplyDelete
I've never really felt like I needed a nail pen before, but this is going to send me over the edge. Chevrons coming up!ReplyDelete
That is so adorable! I can't have my nails painted because I'm a waitress and some healthcode says we can't...but if I could I totally would!ReplyDelete
I need a nail art pen! I almost bought one the other day, then decided against b/c I didn't think I'd ever use it. But I love this! And it sounds so simple. Thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete
This is so cute!!
I may have to try this!
adorable. so cute. (:ReplyDelete
Wauw, looks great!ReplyDelete
Great idea! I never paint my nails, but I might just have to try this :)ReplyDelete
I think yours came out way cuter than the tutorial. Just sayin'. Do you know what nail pens are vegan? I wanna pick one up.ReplyDelete
nail pen?? genius.ReplyDelete
This is such a cute variation on my tutorial - love the hand-drawn look!!! Thanks for linking my diy, by the way!!!ReplyDelete
Oh, and I freaking LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!ReplyDelete
i need to get those pens, makes doing little details like that so much easier. really really hard to get tiny things done with a huge nail polish brush. i love this and will for sure try it!ReplyDelete
Gah, I LOVE this! Such a cute idea- I need to head to the store and get myself a nail pen so I can try this out! Thanks so much for sharing this idea with us!ReplyDelete
I might have to get some of those pens. I'd love to do detailed nail drawing. Yours are always quite adorable! :)ReplyDelete
These look so cute! Ah, I am definitely painting them this way!ReplyDelete
SO cute! Sadly, I don't have any good nail polish, or even a nail pen :( I will do this is I ever get one, though! :DReplyDelete
Oooh! They are beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is so cute! I need to try this as well! And I love the grey-ish nailpolish!! May I ask which brand you've used? It's perfect!ReplyDelete
This looks way less complicated than doing it with a nail kit!ReplyDelete
ahoj, prosím tě jakou značku barev na vlasy používáš ? Jsou to krásné barvyReplyDelete
Hi, I ask you what brand of hair color do you use? They are beautiful colorsReplyDelete
kitty bee berns: please don't yell at me but I didn't get a vegan nail pen :( i don't know if they exist. I haven't transferred my vegan-ness over to nail polish yet! I know I should.ReplyDelete
daphinitly: it is essie and the colour is chinchilly, it is one of my favourites!
anonymous: i use manic panic and punky colors. The way my hair looks now is kind of mixture of a bunch of different colours from those brands.
Pretty!wanna do this in purple and torquoise!ReplyDelete
Love this. Chevron has been my favorite lately:)ReplyDelete
this is amazing. i love the third picture. so cute. xD =)ReplyDelete