Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Chevron Julep Manicure

Chevron Manicure Using Three Julep Polishes

Julep polishes used - Otte, Alma, and Delaunay

On the left, the trial & error of coming up with a design and on the right the polishes used:
(click on photos to enlarge)

This chevron design was done freehand with the brush included with the nail polish.  It does take a lot of practice. If you find that too difficult, you can use scotch tape and lay that down on your nail to make the straight lines.  I found the paint kept slipping under the tape and my freehand created a straighter line, so I went with that method.  Here's the steps I took:
  1. Two base coats of Orly's Manicure Keeper - a rubberized base coat that keeps your nails from chipping for up to 19 days.
  2. Two coats of Otte (tan polish) by Julep from the Trina Turk Fall 2012 collection.
  3. One swipe of Alma (mustard polish) from right to left on corner tip of nail.
  4. One swipe of Delaunay (red polish) from left to right on corner tip of nail.
  5. One coat of Seche Vite top coat.
I will add another coat of Seche Vite one to two times per week to maintain this manicure for up to nineteen days.  I may add some gold tape to the design as show in the samples above.  I'm not sure if that's too busy of a design or not, so I'm sporting the more simple design unless I change my mind.  I purchased these polishes in a monthly subscription called Julep Maven.  To learn more about that monthly subscription, click here.

Previous manicures featured on this blog:

Gradient Nails
4th of July Nails
Bubbly Nails
Water Marbling Nails
Fish Tail Braid Manicure

So there you have it, my latest manicure creation.  Thanks for reading, comments appreciated and replied to.  

Have a PEACEful Day!

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