Broken Chevrons

I have wanted to try these nails since I first saw them (and then again here), but I just couldn’t get the lines crisp enough for me to be happy with them.  I mentioned in my last post that I invested in some new brushes, so I thought I’d give these one more go.  I think they still need something a little more – maybe a few more chevrons – but I am really happy with how they turned out.

broken chevrons

The base is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  I used OPI Mod About You, Nina Ultra Pro Solar Flare, Covergirl Peaches & Cream, Sally Hansen White On, Sinful Colors Last Chance, and Sinful Colors Blue La La.

broken chevrons

I am all about these weird geometric nails.  I want to do these all the time.


2 thoughts on “Broken Chevrons

  1. These look amazing! Can I ask what brushes you got? I know you said you cut them down, but I wouldn’t mind knowing what you started with, because your lines have been so unbelievably crisp in your last two designs!

    • Thank you!

      I just went to Michael’s and got the smallest brushes I could find (that weren’t $8 each). The brands I got are Simply Simmons, Royal & Langnickel, Artist’s Loft, and American Painter. I got some really tiny ones, and a few medium length stripers, and then used small scissors to trim them down to almost nothing (Mr. Candiipants has a good video tutorial on this). My favorites so far are the Simply Simmons 10/0 Spotter, and the American Painter 00 Liner.

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