Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chic Chevrons


Hi everyone! For this post I have chic chevrons to show you, in a quite unusual color. I'm talking about my basecolor which is Heavenly from the Dutch brand Koh. Heavenly is a dusty pinktoned beige creme. It's one of the few nude colors I've ever worn. I know nudes are very popular these days, but I never really payed attention to them before since I like bright colors on my nails so much. Then Koh kindly sent me Heavenly (among other polishes) for review and I'm glad they did! I never thought I could like nudes a lot but I actually loved Heavenly, and wore it for several days which is quite long for me. Also the formula and application were really nice. Because of the light color I expected it to be chalky, but it applied like butter and covered in two coats.
After two days I decided to add nail art to my calm mani. I always think dusty pinks look really chic with a hint of black or gold, so I used both of them in these chevrons which I made with tape. First I made the outer black chevron, later I added the smaller gold one and then another smaller black one. The polishes I used for the job were Color Club Where's The Soiree? and China Glaze 2030, both dry extremely quickly which saves a lot of time when you're doing a tape mani. :) Thank you for reading!

Koh Heavenly was sent to me for review.

66 comments:

  1. It looks really chic, I love it. Whenever you post this kind of manicures I feel amazed about the patience you have for doing them! I know there is payoff, I mean look at that, it's beautiful! But still... Patience is under-rated! Congrats for both!

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    1. Thanks so much! How sweet of you ^^

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  2. These look stunning. I'm normally not all that into nudes myself.

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  3. I still can't do tape manis! waaaaaaa :( the tape is always too sticky!! I love the combo of nude, black and gold here tho :) xx

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  4. these are amazing! I would so do this to my nails! gorgeous!

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  5. this is so cool, I love it and great colours too! z

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  6. I'd never have thought of such a combo but the end result looks great.

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  7. Très très chique, I love it!

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  8. I love this! It looks like your nails are wearing jewelry or sexy dress. I'd wanna keep this mani on all week.

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  9. Ohhh I love these! & that base colour is really gorgeous!

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  10. Wow this is great I love it!! x

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  11. I love this, your lines are perfect and it looks great.

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  12. Gorgeous twist on nude nails!

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  13. These are so clean and elegant, but still modern! Love them, great job. x

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  14. This is so chic!! I love this!

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  15. These are fantastic!! Love it!

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  16. This looks awesome! Very sophisticated.

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  17. I would try doing tape manis, but somehow the tape always come apart whenever I cut them. And then I look at your manis, and grew so envious... They're so beautiful.

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  18. This looks great! So elegant and pretty.

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  19. I'm not a fan of nudes either, but the color combo is beautiful!

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  20. So, so gorgeous! I want this on my nails! I love it!

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  21. This is really chic and gorgeous! Nude gold and black are an amazing colour combo!

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  22. such a lovely design!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Wauw, deze behoort echt wel tot een van de mooiste tape mani's die ik tot nu toe heb gezien... Supervette kleurencombo ook!!

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  24. This is very chic and classy!!! I love the combo!!!

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  25. I love it !
    It's very elegant ♥

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  26. I can't explain how much I love this! Beautiful colour combo x

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  27. Qué manicura más original, me encanta.

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  28. This is so beautiful. Until now I did not try the tape mani, I always make the line freehand, but this way looks much better!

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  29. Looks awesome! I love the base colour!

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  30. Love! I love that nude polish! I must have it! LOL!

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  31. heel leuk. En ik heb en frage - wilt u niet en design voor Queensday doen?

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  32. I love the color combo, it's one of my favorite for Winter manis! And I really like the chevron patten. thanks for sharing

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  33. Cool design! I'm a new follower, would love if you would please follow me on my blog aswell! : )

    http://myprettynailz.blogspot.com

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  34. wow.. followed your blog.

    follow my blog too
    http://sizzlinghinanaz-beautydrugs.blogspot.com/2012/04/review-on-dotting-tools-by.html

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  35. So nice! On my blog there is an award for you.

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  36. I'd scroll and admire until I drop dead.

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  38. Wauw! Simply wauw! It looks really good! I like it so much! :D

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  39. I love these :)

    I had a go at trying them: http://julienailedit.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/nude-triangle-tips.html

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  40. Hi Jane. I was wondering if you had or could do a chevron tutorial. It's the only thing I really have a hard time making even. How do your lines come out equal every time?

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    1. Hi Sarah! I used tape to make these chevrons. Steps 1-3 of the follwoing tutorial I once made for Christmas shows how I do it.

      http://nailside.blogspot.nl/2011/12/tutorial-abstract-christmas-tree-design.html

      So once you've applied the tape strips (step 3) apply your second polish with a thin coat and right away peel the strips off. Hope this will help you!

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    2. awesome thanks! I'm not always sure if you have a small tutorial already so I just ask. But thanks a lot! I'll be trying these out in the near future! xox

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