Pinterest Projects: Chevron Nail Art

Pinterest Projects is an ongoing series wherein I attempt to justify hours wasted spent on Pinterest by making projects from some of the inspiration I find there.

I saw these chevron nails on Pinterest (the original blog post is here) and thought they looked like fun. The key phrase there is “looked like fun,” because you can file this project under “things that appear simple but will frustrate you to no end.”

Seriously, I like the finished product but this was not easy and it was quite time-consuming. To be fair, though, I’m a bad nail-polisher to begin with, so I’m sure that didn’t help the situation.

I thought I gave myself ample time between coats (I even painted the base coat and then let it dry overnight!), but I still had difficulty with the tape taking off polish, which made it necessary to do lots of re-touching. The instructions call for scotch tape, but I just grabbed the roll of tape I had on hand and started using it (in retrospect, I don’t think it was scotch)…I’m wondering if I had some sort of super-sticky tape that made this impossible? Anyway, it was kind of a nightmare.

By the end of the project, I had kind of gotten the hang of it and things were going smoother – so I think I might try it again someday with my new chevron-painting expertise. We’ll see.

Here’s a closer look at the process. But, don’t look too closely – seriously, I have atrocious nail-painting skills.

The colors I used for this project were: Angora Cardi, Over the Edge, and Steel-ing the Scene (all from Essie).

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