As much as I love glitter nail polish, I often find challenging incorporating it into nail art designs. The main reason – most of thick glitter nail polishes are so pretty you don’t want to diminish their sparkle. So when this stunning Dance Legend pink glitter was first applied, I was tempted to leave it plain. If you can use term ‘plain’ when talking about glitter.
However, as someone who loves challenges, I thought of creating a new type of manicure that would work for this type of glitter. The task was to toughen up pink glitter without taming it – I still wanted it to play the main role in the manicure. So I came up with a new version of reverse chevron nails. Contrasting black chevrons to toughen it up and light lilac polish as the mid-shade to tie the black and pink together. The chevron details had to be at the nail bed to leave space on nails to do the holographic pink glitter. To get a better idea why I called this manicure ‘reverse’ here’s an example of classic chevron nails.
To get the look, I first painted nails with the pink glitter and then added black and lilac chevron details using this nail art brush. Finished with 2 coats of Essie Good To Go top coat. You can also follow this chevron nails tutorial from our nail art book.
How do you like these reverse chevron nails? Keen to try it? If you so, tweet or Instagram us, @So_Nailicious your nail art designs with a tag #sonailicious. We’d LOVE to see your work!