Friday, May 11, 2012

Reverse french zigzag chevron!

Hiya!! I created this manicure for a guest post on Love for Lacquer that will be posted on 5/11/12. I wanted not only to showcase some of the newer polishes released lately but also to show you one of the trends that are hot this year. I adore the newest OPI NYC Ballet and Spider-man collections, so I picked two of those to show you.
I wanted to put them together with some nail art that I haven't tried yet, so I looked up nail trends for 2012 and found this from Refinery 29 and this  Reverse french chevron.

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Here is my take on the reverse french chevron, with a twist! I added zigzags to them because, well, I wanted to :D
I used Gelous base coat and 2 coats of OPI Care to Danse from the New York City Ballet 2012 collection, which is a dreamy jelly/sheer lilac. Gah. I.am.in.love!!! After this was COMPLETELY dry, I used my zigzag edging scissors to cut tape for chevrons. OPI Into the Night from the 2012 Spider-Man Collection as my contrasting color, is an amazing slightly frosted/metallic deep blue. Like, a night blue, yeah!! :D I used 2 coats of this as well.

OPI Care to Danse. This is only 2 coats. Isn't it lovely!! 
Here's OPI Care to Danse, 2 coats, no top coat and the tape piece to block off the blue polish coming next. 




I think it turned out pretty cool. Looking forward to trying it without the zigzags next time, I think this one is more fun, but the regular reverse chevron is more elegant. How do you like it? Are you buying any of the Ballet or Spider-man collections?

So happy to have you reading :)
~Victoria

26 comments:

  1. I LOVE this technique!! With my luck, I would end up using striping tape the wrong way and it would peel off the bottom layer of my nail polish. How do you use striping tape exactly?

    I love these colors too. SO pretty. I almost thought your fingers were nude, the OPI is so very sheer yet elegant.

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    1. Hi, thank you! This one wasn't made with striping tape...just regular tape cut on the edges.

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  2. Once again, awesome! I haven't had a chance to go out and find the OPI spiderman collection yet. maybe this weekend . . .

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    1. As always, thank you for reading and taking the time to comment <3

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  3. OoO AND next time try a vertical or horizontal zigzag!

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  4. Looks very 80'esk.....aweseome!

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  5. Very unique and cool! Love it!

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  6. love the idea of using the craft scissors! Looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you! You just have to be careful the tape doesn't tear. Otherwise, it does offer a lot of possibility!

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  7. I have not had luck with craft scissors. This looks amazing as usual. Love your personal touch to it.

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    1. Some work for me, some don't. Thank you so much! xo

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  8. ohhhhhh, I love this! will def have to try this out!

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  9. Wow this was such a genius way to create chevrons! I have a hard time cutting the tape with cool scissors like this, any suggestions?

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    1. Thank you! Some times I get a clean cut..sometimes I don't and just have to try again. This was a Fiskars scissor, I wonder if the quality of the scissor makes a difference? I have more trouble with the tape tearing as I pull it off, and then sticking to the nail. Luckily it didn't happen with this mani :)

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