Mar 3, 2014

Watercolor Chevron

 Happy Monday everyone! Who watched the amazing Oscars last night? I haven't laughed and cried on one night, in a long time. Ellen was soo funny and I was FINALLY happy with the winners this year (Jared Leto (so hot!) and Lupita (she had me in tears). 
Anyway, today's post I have something bright and fun for you guys: Watercolor Chevrons.Watercolor chevrons are very popular this year. I have believe it might be next nail art trend of 2014 ;). So I thought "why not create one of my own". Lets get to it:
 I wanted the design to be bright and fun, so I completely forgotten I had Essie's '13 Spring Collection. I started off by applying two coats of OPI Alpine Snow, for the base. This helps the colors to stand out. Once the polish was completely dry, I began the water-coloring process. There are so many different methods to do this design; but it's all the same. 
I like to add the shades in a aluminum foil, then added a drop or two of acetone on top. I used a oval brush to mix together the mixtures. Then added a few splotches on the base. I used Essie's Naughty Nautical, The Girls Are Out and The More the Merrier (in that order). Now I thought about this the last minute; I could have done it the opposite way. 
Either way both ways work perfectly. Once the watercolors dry, I added these really cool and easy nail vinyls. Think of them as sticker stencils. Their a great way to and help guide to create the design. So I placed the chevron vinyls to the nail, and applied one coat of OPI Alpine Snow. While wet I gently removed the vinyls with a tweezer. 
 Lastly, I sealed the design with  Duri- Super Fast Dry Through Top Coat. I can't  believe I've never used these shades. I really need to start looking threw my stash. It's that time for spring cleaning! I even created a tutorial for you guys here. ;)
Hope all of you enjoyed my post today! 
What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below!
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