Friday, June 12, 2015

Make Your Own Chevron Glitter Mani

Not sure what to do with your nails this weekend? Well look no further! We're going to show you an easy way to create your very own glitter chevron mani. The best thing about the chevron designs is that it doesn't look like they will be going out of style anytime soon. :)

What Will You Need?

  • Base polish
  • Bonding Formula
  • Sealing Formula
  • Nail polish 
  • Glitter/Glitter polish
  • Orange Stick
  • Nail tape/scotch tape

Start With Glitter

You can apply the glitter to your nails one of two ways: a glitter polish, or directly to the nails. Don't have a glitter polish and want to make your own? Our Gradient Glitter Nails blog post has all the details on making your own glitter polish.

So if you choose the glitter polish the application is pretty self explanatory. Apply a base coat, allow to dry, apply glitter polish. Not too difficult, right?

However, if you want to apply glitter directly to your nails it's gonna take a few more steps:

  1. Apply base coat to prevent discoloration and let dry.
  2. Place hand on heavy piece of card stock to catch excess glitter.
  3. Apply Bonding Formula.
  4. While Bonding Formula is still wet, sprinkle a generous amount of glitter onto your nails. With your finger, push the glitter gently into the bonding coat. Repeat the process until all 5 fingers are complete. Shake excess glitter onto the paper. Using an orange stick, carefully remove excess glitter from around the nail.
  5. If the glitter doesn't stick to a small area, or you desire your glitter color to be darker, repeat step 2 and 3 to the entire nail
  6. Complete the steps above on other hand and let nails dry for 3-5 mintues.
  7. Apply a second layer of Bonding Formula over the top of the glitter. Again, include the front edge.
  8. To save excess glitter, fold the paper in half and let the extra glitter slide into its jar.
  9. Apply Sealing Formula and let dry for 3-5 minutes.
  10. Apply second layer and let dry for 3-5 minutes.
  11. When nails are dry, brush or wash off any excess glitter.

Get Your Chevrons On!

Now that your nails are "glittered" it's time for the fun part! This is when you'll want to pick out whatever color combos your heart could possibly desire!

  1. Apply nail tape (or scotch tape) in a "V" shape as many or as few times as you want.
  2. Paint your nails! 
  3. Remove nail tape from nails
  4. Love your nails!
Pretty simple, huh? Now you and your nails are ready for the weekend!


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