Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Chevron Manicure

This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme is one I have not been looking forward to: a chevron mani. I've never attempted a chevron before; I'm not coordinated enough to freehand it and experience has taught me I'm pretty terrible with tape any nail art techniques involving tape. So nail wraps to the rescue!

A while back, I did a review of some Jamberry Nails wraps and my Jamberry consultant, Amy, was kind enough to send along a few extra individual strips to practice with before I used the set sent for review. (You can read more about my experience with Amy and Jamberry HERE, if you would like.) I still had a few of the strips left over and luckily for me, one of them featured a chevron design!

I used the chevron wrap on my ring finger, then tried to find some polishes for a Skittles mani that would correspond with the rainbow of colors on the wrap design. My thumb is Essie In The Cab-ana, my index finger is China Glaze Creative Fantasy, my middle finger is OPI On The Same Paige and my pinky is Adore Blushing Bride.

I'm pretty pleased with my color matching. I didn't have an exact match for the orange, but I think I came close enough. Originally I used China Glaze Urban Night as my purple and it was waayyy too dark so I swapped it out for Creative Fantasy.

So there's my chevron mani. It's kind of cheating and it's nothing to really get excited about (although the wrap design is adorable), but thankfully I have some very creative Twinsies who always pick up the slack. ;) So be sure to take a look at their gorgeous chevrons!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Traci at DrinkCitra


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