Last week I really wasn't very inspired by the challenges, nor did I have time to do more than a simple polish. Last night, as I read and tried to do ANYTHING but homework, I gave chevrons a try. I've been dying to try this mani that I found on Pinterest and traced back to Selena at Pink U Rock. I, like many of you, debated whether or not zig-zags were considered chevrons. I took the technical road and decided not, so I tweaked the mani a bit, but love it!
*1 coat Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hardener
*2 coats Sinful Colors Cream Pink
*2 coats Butter London Fairy Cake
*2 coats Sinful Colors Snow Me White
*Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out
*1 coat Out the Door
I love Cream Pink and couldn't find it for a while last night. I know Sinful Colors are cheap, so it wasn't a big deal, but I had had my heart set on it. I'm glad it surfaced (which is sort of a miracle in my room right now). I used 2 coats for coverage, though long nails probably need 3. I love that, even though it has "cream" in its name, it has a really subtle golden shimmer to it that you can see in the first picture.
Fairy Cake is an awesome gold-ish holo glitter that I used for my ring finger accent. I love how this looks with the pink! I used Snow Me White as a base for my chevrons and used striping tape to make the v's. Then I used Black out over the top and peeled off the tape.
This color combo is so stunning that I am sad to see it go tomorrow! I have to meet with my internship contact for school and don't really feel like this is appropriate, but I'm sure I'll give it another go or try a variation very soon because I can't take my eyes off of it! Do you have any color combos that just steal the show like this? Share! Share!