Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chevron Nails!

31 Day Challenge: Inspired By A Pattern

I've been looking for a gold & white chevron scarf/gloves/mittens, so I decided to use that pattern as my inspiration!

For today's post, I was going to try a free hand chevron mani, but I started on one finger and faileeeeed. So I decided to take the stamping approach. Can I just say, I cannot get into stamping. I'm pretty terrible at it, and they never seem to look as opaque and clean as other blogger's manis. But I felt like for a pattern I had no other choice. I actually think these came out okay, but I'm super envious of other stampers. I just don't understand...practice I guess.

I screwed some of my nails up bumping them and stamping too early/crooked/with weird marks and did them 2-3 times over. Didn't care quite as much about my right hand, my thumb is only like 2/3 covered, hahaha.

Oh yea I cut my nails too...they were looking really peely and bad, plus I can't really use stamps when my nails are long.

 I used OPI: Glitzerland as my base color, but I don't think you can see it at all, so kinda pointless. Then a coat of Essie: Beyond Cozy which I'm so in love with. So pretty! Then My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the stamp.





I used:
  • OPI: Glitzerland
  • OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • Essie: Beyond Cozy
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat
  • Bundle Monster Plate: 201

6 comments:

  1. i love these colors together! I didn't really get into stamping either, i am terrible at it!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one...I really try but it's never as easy as it seems. :(

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  2. This came out way better than anything I could do!!! Stamping doesn't work for me either, so jeally of folks that can stamp and freehand chevrons!!

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    1. Thanksss! But I definitely re-did a few of these multiple times!

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  3. these are very pretty :) I have not tried stamping yet...a little intimidating...need to give it a whirl! I am following you now...can you follow me back :)

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