I love to do my nails. It’s relaxing to me. I really love to have them done at the salon, but that gets crazy expensive, so I don’t do that very often. I found this awesome chevron nail idea on She Knows and thought, “I can totally do that.” She has some really fun nail ideas. You should totally go snoop around her site and see what’s what. She did a wonderful job with her tutorial, but I did a few things differently.
Paint your nails with the color of your choice. If I were doing my fingernails I would do a base coat, but I usually don’t use a base coat on my toenails.
Get out your Scotch tape and paint it with nail polish. Use whatever color you want your chevrons to be. Mine are going to be white. I think silver or gold would be fun too. You will need to let it dry and add another coat.
Use pinking shears to cut a strip of tape. The first piece you cut will be trash because one of the sides will be flat.
Cut another strip right beside the other one. Be sure to keep the points together so it fits the chevron pattern. If you don’t get them matched up it will end up looking like a diamond pattern. Continue cutting strips until you have enough for your nails. I only needed four because I just did my big toe. You can just hang them off the side of the table until you are ready for them.
Put the strips on your nails. Place the first strip anywhere you’d like. When you place the second strip, the points must match again.
Trim the ends of the tape. My friends all think I’m crazy, but I used an exacto knife. If you aren’t comfortable with this just use scissors. I thought it was easier to use the exacto knife.
Paint a top coat. I put a coat of clear Shellac on. I do this often with my toe nails so they last longer. If you’re using regular polish, I would do two coats.
Voila! Your nails look amazing!