Fall chevron accent nails

I knew that for todays mani I wanted to do chevron accent nails and it took me a while to settle on the colors. I wanted to do fallish colors, but still wanted something bright and eye-catching.

Fall chevron nails
Fall chevron nails

Note to self: I really need to invest in a cream-colored creme polish! I wanted to chevron on a light colored background, but didn’t want to go with white because I thought it would be too stark. So what you see above is two coats of Sally Hansen – White On with 2 coats of Zoya – Tash (a sheer natural color that leans towards yellow) on top. This made my chevron nails really thick and they took forever to dry – but the end result was worth it!

I did the white+Tasha base on my thumb and ring finger then I painted two coats of OPI – Don’t Talk Bach to Me on my pointer and pinkie. My middle finger got painted with 3 coats of Fresh Paints – Gold Medalist, which is a multi-chrome whose colors work well with all of the polishes I chose.

For my chevron accent nails, I used thick and thin chevron nail vinyls by Glam My Mani. These things are wonderful, and I really like the effect of using two differing sizes! I placed a thin, thick and then another thin to get the spacing I wanted between the colors.

Since some of the spacing was really narrow, I used a striping brush to apply each color to make sure I wouldn’t cover up any of the other colors accidentally. I used flat tweezers to remove the vinyls as soon as I painted and this is the result! A coat of Seche Vite on top and I called them done!


  • Sally Hansen Nail Nutrition – Green Tea + Olive Growth
  • OPI – Don’t Talk Bach to Me
  • Sally Hansen – White On
  • Zoya – Tasha
  • China Glaze – X-ta-sea
  • Sinful Colors – Hazard
  • Fresh Paint – Gold Medalist
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

Seriously loved how these came out. The chevron reminds me a bit of patterns/colors I have seen from Missoni. Sadly, I messed up my right hand when I did the dishes, so this mani won’t stay on long. It’s okay though, because I have a new stamping plate (Cici & Sisi Christmas 2014 Special Edition plate – review coming soon!) to play with!