Bright, Funky Chevron Nail Art!

In China Glaze, Nails, OPI, Rica by Jacki1 Comment

Good morning, readers. This past weekend, we held a baby shower for my sister-in-law to celebrate my new nephew! I went with a bold and funky chevron dress–so of course I needed matching nails for the occasion! I chose to go with 2 patterned accent nails on each hand to match the dress, paired with a matching solid color on the other nails. I was concerned that it would be overkill if they were all the same pattern as the dress. I am really happy with how they turned out, let’s take a look and keep reading for some bonus pictures of the dress at the end of this post.

Bright Funky Chevron Nail Art 1

  • My thumbs, index fingers, and pinkies had 2 coats of China Glaze Red-y to Rave from the Electric Nights CollectionThis is one of my favorites from that collection and I was thrilled to see it was a perfect match for the dress!
  • For my middle and ring fingers, I started out with a coat of Rica Whiteout as a simple base for the chevrons.
  • I used a striper nail art brush and painted the chevrons freehanded. I think I love the placement of the chevron as a half moon the most–I can see myself using chevrons as a half moon in the future!
  • The chevron stripes were painted with the following colors: China Glaze Red-y to Rave, China Glaze Daisy Know My Name?, China Glaze To Yacht to Handle, OPI Jade is the New Black, OPI Embrace the Gray, and OPI Black Onyx.
  • Once I was happy with the chevron coverage, I painted OPI Black Onyx on the rest of the white to better match the dress.
  • KBShimmer Clearly on Top was used to seal everything in.

Bright Funky Chevron Nail Art 2

Here are a couple of bonus pictures of the matching dress at the shower!

First, a close up of the manicure on the dress.
Bright Funky Chevron Nail Art 3

And a group photo of the girls in my family! Talk about crazy print dresses!
Bright Funky Chevron Nail Art group picRight to left: My mom (Jill), younger sister (Caitlin), sister-in-law (Ashley), youngest sister (Chloe), and me (Jacki).

What do you think of this mani? Are you a fan of chevrons? I hardly ever freehand chevrons–I am a big fan of the chevron nail vinyls–but I am really happy with how these turned out! Thank you so much for reading!

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