Oct 9, 2013

33DC-Day 8: Chevrons nail art



Hello dears! Ready for Day 8 of the 33 Day Challenge?
Today theme is Chevrons, and I've never ever done that before, so it was pretty challenging. Well, honestly, first thing I thought was Missoni chevrons fabrics because I really like to complicate things :P


I started with a basecoat and painted my pinkie and index finger nails with Essie Da Bush. Then I painted some horizontal stripes on my ring, middle and thumb nails alternating the following colours: Essie Sew psyched, Essie Little brown dress, Essie Limited addiction, Essie Merino cool, OPI Ginger bells!, Underline Oro, China glaze Snow, China glaze Liquid leather. Obviously not all the colours on the same nail! I painted the stripes directly with the polish brush without any striping tape, because the joints were going to be covered so it didn't need to be perfect. I let it dry completely.



Then using some magic scotch tape and zig-zag scissors I cut some zig-zag thin stripes and placed them on the nails leaving free to be painted the places where two colours joined (sorry I have not taken pictures of this, it's simpler than it sounds). Then painted over those sections with some of the colours that weren't already on the nail. For some reason my tape adhered too hard, and I had some trouble removing it, next time I should try with masking tape. Finally I carefully removed the tape and that was the result! I topped it all with my gloopy topcoat which gave me some ridiculous bubbles, and that's how I ruined it this time!

So these were my "Missoni nails", I hope you liked it! I will be definitely trying this again.
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Love,
Nati





19 comments

  1. Love love love the colour choice!

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    1. Thank you! I love your version :)

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  2. Salut ma belle - ah Missoni the best of the best when it comes to color combinations in stripes, waves, chevrons but indeed a challenge - you mastered it so well - love your mani and the combination with those plain nails - just perfect - Missoni will find inspiration in this I am sure - bisous xxx

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    1. Hi Christine! Thank you for your positive comment sweetie, bisous ma biche, xxx

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  3. teb ha salido muy bonita la mani y los colores que has utilizado combinan muy bien

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    1. Gracias Cristina! me halaga este comentario, especialmente viniendo de ti :)

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  4. I love the fall-ish colors you chose for this mani!

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    1. Thank you Maria! I tried to give it a Fall-ish vibe, I'm glad you noticed it :)

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  5. I saw the photo before clicking the article and I immediately thought Missoni! :-) A job well done, is what that means, hehe.

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    1. Oh Melissa, what a seetheart you are! Thank you, that's a huge compliment :)

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  6. I love the colors you used! Totally Missoni ;)

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  7. Great work with the chevrons! I've never tried it because it seems so hard.. :O

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    1. Thank you Gelic! Well, it is a bit of a hassle, but you can also do only one chevron per nail, and that's really pretty :)

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  8. El diseño se parece mucho a lo que tejen en los Andes de Venezuela Mérida, Ejido, San cristobal, Barinas.

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    1. No he visto nunca esos tejidos! me encantaría verlos :)

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    2. buscaré unas fotos y te las mando.

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    3. https://www.google.com/search?q=ruanas+andinas+venezolanas&espv=210&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HhtYUp3gIo388QSF_4GIBg&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=640&dpr=1#facrc=_&imgdii=rplYIaF_Y1Q1kM%3A%3Bx8CjaoKX2ds-5M%3BrplYIaF_Y1Q1kM%3A&imgrc=rplYIaF_Y1Q1kM%3A%3BETPPmNQa0zjYiM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F2.bp.blogspot.com%252F-gjPLwUEKQxE%252FT7UKhNRh7UI%252FAAAAAAAAAPM%252F_Uvb_bY02Uk%252Fs1600%252FDSC02594.JPG%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Festeticapueblosoriginariosvenezuela.blogspot.com%252F2012%252F05%252Ftextileria-de-tradicion-venezolana.html%3B1600%3B900 es esto

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  9. These are beautiful! I love the colors you used, very fall-y :)

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