Nail Art: Homemade Chevron Decals

 Just a quick post today to show off my chevron/skittle mani from a week or so ago. The pastel blue polish is Ulta3 'Soft 'Hydrangea' topped with Ulta3 'Outasight' on my thumb and Australis 'Speck-tacular' on my middle finger. On my pointer and pinky is Smooch 'Lazuire'. And for the chevron decals I used Sinful Colors 'Black on Black'.

 After trying and failing to do freehand chevrons, I opted for homemade chevron decals! If you have some zigzag craft scissors, they're really easy to make. All you have to do is paint at least three layers of polish (letting each coat drying thoroughly) onto some baking paper, leave it overnight and then gently peel it off the paper. Then cut small strips of the dried polish and apply it to your freshly painted (wet) nails, trim the sides, and topcoat! While this technique did work, it was a bit fiddly and time consuming so I think next time I'll just use my zigzag scissors to cut some tape and just use that instead.

Have any of you tried to make handmade decals? How did it go? Leave a comment and let me know!

Caitlin, xo


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