Saturday, July 20, 2013

I Did It My Waaaaay!

And it's chevron time again. And again I've had to do it my way, for I still haven't found what I'm looking for (going to sing this all evening now :)).

Chevron steel scissors are nowhere to be bought in Lisbon and I feel like cursing every arts & crafts store I enter. You see, they only have the ones made for kiddies, the plastic ones, which don't do the job at all!

Anyway, I did it freehand and that's that! More points for myself and boo-hoos for the stores around! ;)

I started with the most lovely yellow neon background, which I showed you on Facebook yesterday
Really, if you're not following me already, well... you should ;)

Check it out:

I wish I could say I've been able to rock these but here's the thing and why I sometimes hate topcoating my manis - it smeaaaaaaaared! Look at that! :(
I mean, had it been an altogether thing I could have probably gotten away with an ikat-ish look, but not even that :(

Oh well... I started with one coat of white - OPI Alpine Snow - and one coat of Dermacélsia Fluor Effect Yellow.

Then I took my red and black stripers and cheated the chevron pattern :)

I used Kiss SPA12 Black and Golden Rose Nail Art No.117 for the chevron.
And I left an only child nail - hehehe - which I covered with Nails Inc. Feathers Brighton.

BF wasn't much of a fan of this one - he said the colours were too contrasting and they didn't look good together ... mmmmm.... I think he just doesn't like neons ;(

What do you think? Too bam-in-your-face or fun and bright?

Let me know what you think with a your comment below and  have an awesome Friday evening for a great weekend kick off :D

Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *


  1. Sometimes I hate using tocoat too but it still looks so great :)

    1. Awww... you're too sweet, Irmak. Thank you**

  2. It's fun!!
    I've seen the new post with the right hand and I think mixing the designs is cool in case we aren't ambidextruos :D (I do it to economize my time).
    For the scissor, I've found mine at Ikea. It cut very well but the zig zags are very small and a bit of strenght is needed to use them (I was hoping to do something... I will try)
    Have a bright weekend

    1. Awww :)
      Thank you, Valens! And I truly appreciate the tip! I hadn't thought about IKEA, so I'll let you know how it turned out for me! You rock**

  3. I like it! Good job on the chevrons, I'm a little afraid of trying this freehand. And I really love the color combo!

    1. Thank you, hun, and just give it a go! ;)


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