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Easy colorblock chevron nails tutorial

Triangle colorblock chevron geometric nails tutorial

Want easy DIY nails? Or are you looking for a manicure that is appropriate for work? Then these colorblock chevron nails are perfect for you. They’re easy to do and look modern yet professional. You only need to follow these simple steps to achieving this look.

For this manicure I used Flyin High and Sunset Sail by China Glaze. China Glaze is one of my favourite brands of nail polish to use cos I have small nails and the smaller brush is the perfect size. I’m also using Orly’s Sec ‘N Dry quick dry top coat, but you can use any other quick dry top coat. Another thing you’ll need is scotch tape, or any ordinary stationery tape.

Step 1: Paint on your base nail colour. Here I’m using Sunset Sailas the base colour. I used two coats to ensure that the colour is opaque. Paint on a layer of your quick dry top coat and leave to dry for about 10 minutes to ensure that it’s completely dry.

Step 2: When you’re sure that it’s completely dry (I cannot overemphasise this!), stick on a square of scotch tape, creating a V outline on your nail with it. Paint the uncovered area in your second colour – Flyin High
in my case.

Step 3: As the polish is drying, slowly peel the tape off. Touch up any smudge areas with a small nail brush.

Step 4: Go over your mani with a top coat, and repeat for your other fingers. Tadah!

Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. Comment and let me know how it went for you if you tried this!

Happy 4th of July! More nail art ideas

Five super neat ways to glam up your nails for the 4th of July:

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4th of July nail art ideas

4th of july nails

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So the Fourth of July is right around the corner and I thought I’d put together some nail ideas that you can try, to get into the festivities.

The first is by Spellbound Nails, using OPI Alpine Snow, China Glaze First Mate and China Glaze Poinsettia. She painted the white base first, added red stripes and then used star stickers for nail art. She traced their outlines cos they didn’t conform to her nail shape exactly and then painted in the remainder with blue. I wouldn’t recommend this method cos apparently this design took her an entire night and morning to complete. You could try some nail art stencils instead that would give you the same design, in just a few seconds.

The second is one of my favourites by Nailside. Substituting the white for metallic tones like silver and gold really makes the mani pop and gives it a Wonder Woman kind of look. Tutorial here.

The third look was done with China Glaze Ruby Deer, Snow and First Mate. The small white stars were done using the Bundle Monster Plate BM14 and the tips done using French manicure tip guides. See the full tutorial here

I’ll add more Fourth of July nail art ideas as I find them, so check back and keep in the loop by following on Twitter (@NailArtLove_). Don’t forget to submit your mani if you try any of these!

Geometric colorblock nails

Source: The Illustrated Nail

Liking the unexpected combination of colours here – magenta, bright blue and brown.

Paisley nails by El Salonsito & The DEBS NYC

Paisley nail art

Paisley nail art

Source: The DEBS NYC

Gorgeous paisley nails created by El Salonsito as part of Nail Stories.

NAIL STORIES is the creative lovechild brought to you by Ami V of El Salonsito and Susana Cardona of The DEBS NYC.  This is a 3-part series based on Susana’s childhood memories of her Southern California upbringing and Ami’s artistic interpretation of those memories.

For more, click here: The Debs NYC x El Salonsito Collabo