Monday, February 25, 2013

Geometric challenge day 9: mix and match - pastel studded chevron nail art

Hey lovahs! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! Mine was not NEARLY long enough or filled with enough "doing nothing" but it was great nonetheless. And today is day 9 of the geometric challenge - mix and match!


I decided to combine triangle and 3D to make these studded chevron nails!

Dressed Up Nails - pastel studded chevron nail art

Funny story: the design I originally had in mind for this day was the same as this, but my original idea was to make the chevrons extend to the cuticle. Then right before I got started on my nails, my sister Summer sent me a picture of her nails she had just done and it was the same chevron pattern I was thinking of, but the chevron points were at mid-nail instead of at the cuticle. I liked hers better so I decided to copy her!

Dressed Up Nails - pastel studded chevron nail art

The only difference between mine and hers was that hers were all the same colors and I decided I needed to use ALL THE PASTELS for mine. Because I don't at all know how to keep it simple. Y'all that follow me on Instagram saw my Sinful Colors haul during the Walgreens sale a few days ago, which included the whole spring collection plus a couple others. These were done using all Sinful Colors polishes:  Orange Cream, Easy Going, Candy Coated, Sweet Tooth, Sugar Rush, Unicorn, Mint Apple, Sweet Nothing, and Cotton Candy.

Dressed Up Nails - pastel studded chevron nail art

I seriously adore all of these colors! I have SUCH a soft spot for pastels, and I really can't control myself when it comes to spring collections. The best thing is that several of these colors have a gorgeous little hidden shimmer in them - you can't really see it in the bottle but once it's on the nail it comes out and is sooo pretty.

Dressed Up Nails - pastel studded chevron nail art

To make this design I just painted on my base colors and then used my mid-length striper brush to freehand and fill in the chevrons. Then while the chevron polish was still wet I placed 2mm gold studs from Born Pretty Store at the base of each one. I think the studs are what really make these interesting for me - they looked a little boring without them, but the studs really tied them together.

Look, I'm learning how to take pictures of both hands at once! I loved the color combos of all my nails because they were all different, so I thought they deserved a picture all together.

Dressed Up Nails - pastel studded chevron nail art

That's all I have for y'all today! What do you think of these? Do you like studs and pastels as much as I do? I CAN'T GET ENOUGH.

Don't forget to stop by and see what my challenge buddies have for today!

Stephanie of Sincerely Stephanie
Victoria of Manicurator
Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog
Alexis of XOXO Alexis Leigh
Brittney of Precious Polish 

16 comments:

  1. gwourgeous colours- perfect for spring :D

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  2. Love the color combos for these!!! Great mani!!

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  3. I love this! It's so simple, yet so eye-catching! This is definitely in the running for my Day 10 recreation!!! =)

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  4. I always enjoy the colour combos you come up with, and pastels are definitely a love of mine :)

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  5. I can't figure out which color combo I like best!

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  6. Love the big selection of colours you've used! They all look fab together.

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  7. This is so cute! I love the colour combinations! :)

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  8. I love pastels, ever since I've been interested in polish I've been wearing pastels every spring. I still need to purchase some studs for myself though. Great manicure you did.

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  9. I love all of the colours you used. They go together beautifully!! Fantastic looking nails :)

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  10. I love the colours you used, and the little studs :) How did you take a photo of both of your hands? I have a nail blog (nailsandthreads.blogspot.com) and have always wondered how to do that!

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    1. Thank you! I use a tripod and a self-timer and just kind of stick my hands in front of the camera haha :)

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  11. This looks so awesome! And how gorgeous is Mint Apple?!? And to think I haven't worn it alone! I think I'm going to wear it tomorrow!

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    1. I was literally JUST staring at it as part of these nails and thinking that I need to wear it alone asap!

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