Polish Post: Pastel Chevron Nails

Pastel chevron nails for Easter

Inspired by Easter nail art and M&M worthy pastel shades, I wanted to do something pretty, with a modern twist. I already knew I wanted to do multi-color, and then I wrestled with different pattern ideas: should I make them look like Easter eggs? Polka-dots? Diagonal stripes? Bunnies?

Then I remembered one of my favorite spring trends from this year: chevron stripes!

It actually wasn't too hard. Just paint two coats of the solid colors, then use a regular white polish to paint the angled tips. The easiest way to do this is to hold the brush at an angle starting from the side of the nail towards the center, and carefully pressing the brush rather than painting in strokes. Repeat on the opposite side of the nail to create a sharp point. Using the same technique, use a striper white polish to create the smaller angled stripes under the tips. Seal with a topcoat.

Here are the polishes I used:

Pink lavender (Goldie) | "Nice is Nice" (Essie) | "Home Run" (Pure Ice) | Nail glam #36 "Baby blue" (Pop Beauty)

For the chevron stripes:

Long Wearing Nail Enamel in "134 French White Tip" (NYC) | Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in white (L.A. Colors)

What's on your nails right now? Anything for Easter or spring?

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lorenabr said...

Lovely nail art! :)

Gracie said...

These are so pretty. I love pastel shades and the chevron makes them look even better!

P.S. I wanted to buy lavender jeans from Asos but they sold out. I only just got those pastel pink ones from there.

the funky fashionista said...

This is so cute! I love pastels!


Sandy a la Mode said...

cuuute! i wish you could come over and do my nails!!

Christianna said...

What a great nail idea! They are really really cute!

Angie said...

those nails are so cute! pastels with white are so adorable for spring and any season really :) your blog is so pretty and i <3 the rounded corners of your outfit photos!

it would make me happy if you visited too!
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Kaitlyn Yoo said...

Currently, I have NEON GEL NAILS! :)
HERE is a photo of mine!
Hope you like it -*


{ D a n i } said...

I love it!
I'm so dumb with polish... :(