Monday, March 18, 2013

Nail Art Tutorial: My Easy Summer Chevron Nails

I am sure by now you know how much I am addicted to nail art. As I have said in my March BDJ Box Unboxing post, I treat my nails as accessories and I have always been fascinated by the cute nail art that I see on the net. I cannot afford to go to a high-end nail salon to have my nails done, so I try to recreate them. Today, I am going to share with you this super easy chevron nails, perfect to sport this summer.

These are super easy and fun to make and all you need are 2 to 3 nail polishes, tape and craft scissors. You do not need to be an expert to recreate this nail art. Here are 5 simple steps:

1. Start of with clean nails. Apply a base coat to protect your nails, but I do not have a base coat so I didn't use any. Next, paint your nails with 2 coats of a light nail polish.

You can apply any nail polish color that you want. The one I used here is the Tribal Premium Nail Polish in M925 that I got from Eazy Fashion. This costs ₱120 and this is a perfect nude nail polish for me.

2. The next thing you need is a tape. You can use any tape that is available or any tape that you prefer, but make sure that it is as wide as your nails. I bought this Magic Tape from National Bookstore for only ₱30.

Paint the tape with the polish of your choice. Think summer colors: orange, pink, yellow, just make sure it matches with your light colored polish.

The one that I used is the Chic Nail Polish in Noni Green. This color is love at first sight, and for some reason lately I have been attracted to green so this is what I chose. This is from Chic's Knockout Collection and can be purchased for only ₱30.75.

Let the polish dry for a minute, then apply a second coat to make the color more opaque.

3. Once the polish on the tape is completely dry, its time to bring out your craft/patterned scissors. You can choose whichever craft scissors you prefer as there are a lot of patterns available, but I decided to use the zigzag patterned one. I got these scissors from National Bookstore for roughly ₱30 each.

Cut small strips of the tape using the craft scissors. You can do thin and thick stripes, depending on your preference.

4. Start placing the tape on your nails. Cut off the excess and press the tape gently onto your nail. You can add as many as you like, you can also make the spacing different for each nail.

5. Finish it off with a top coat to seal in the tape and to make it last longer. And you're done!

You can to do this to all of your nails, or on your ring finger and thumb as accent nails. You can also use 2 different colors if you want.

And that's it! No need for stripers or complicated nail art brushes. All you need is just a little bit of patience and resourcefulness. I hope you learned something interesting and share your recreations with me by posting it on my Facebook page. Let me know if you have any requests or suggestions. The next nail art tutorial will be something interesting as well: Summer Ombre Nails! Watch out for it.

I will see you on my next post! Goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. Cj EscuadroMarch 20, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    Cutesy nail art sis! :)

    oh summer I can feel you! :D

    1. maicafrancesMarch 20, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Thank you dear!

  2. Cassie CadizMarch 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Much better than brushes. I want to try mine with foil! ;)
    Thanks for sharing this. Want to follow each other? Following you dear.


    1. maicafrancesMarch 20, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      Thanks dear! Followed you already. :) Love your hair color btw. You should definitely try this. Share with me your recreation on Facebook please. :D

  3. Kaye LameyraApril 6, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    I love this very useful and easy tutorial! Please don't stop making nail art tutorials! xx

    1. maicafrancesApril 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      Aw thank you so much! Yes I will definitely do more nail art tutorials. :) Please follow me so you can stay updated. :D