But I was torn! I had some free time....would I pass up an opportunity to create nail art? But I didn't want to remove this polish!
What I came up with was a way to use the polish by incorporating my already-painted nails into a chevron manicure.
First of all, I want to apologize if you see any tip wear on the green nail polish. I had already been wearing Felicia for a day and a half before I decided to paint the nail art on top.
I used two single-chevron Nail Vinyls on my pointer and ring fingers to block out the shape of the chrevrons. At the base and tip of my nail, I used black polish, and in the space between the two chevron vinyls, I used white. Removing the vinyls, then, revealed the speckled polish underneath.
If you haven't used Nail Vinyls you're missing out on a great and easy tool in your nail art arsenal. They're a great to have when you're working on a manicure like this. I get a cleaner line using the Nail Vinyls than I do when using scotch tape or striping tape, and they aren't so sticky that they mess up the layers of polish underneath. In this manicure, I'm using the Single Chevron Nail Vinyls, but I've used other types previously in this "french tip" look, this zigzag look, as well as this half moon look that I posted to Instagram.
I had a tiny bit of smearing on my ring finger when I applied the top coat, but otherwise, not bad! I really loved the way this manicure turned out, and I wound up wearing it until it started to chip <3
Polishes / Items used in this manicure were:
- Black: Salon Perfect - Oil Slick
- White: Julep - Nicolette
- Speckled Green: Julep - Felicia
- Single Chevron Nail Vinyls
Do you have any chevron manicures that you particularly love?
On the housekeeping front, I'm slowly working on filling a few features of the blog that I've been meaning to work on for ages. Do you realize that I never wrote an "About Me" page, even though I have a link to where one should be? And I started putting together an At-a-glance gallery for both my nail art and my swatches. Hopefully, I'll get all of this done with over the next week!
My collection page should be completely up-to-date, too. If you take a look at it, let me know what polishes I should swatch next! I have a million of them to do!