Thursday, 29 August 2013

Models Own Week: Fruit Pastels Chevrons

It's Models Own Week Day 4!  I love chevron mani designs - but for some reason I haven't done many of them.  I did one a couple of weeks ago on just one nail to see how it turned out and thought it was cute, so today I tried a whole hand of them with the Models Own Fruit Pastels Collection.  They remind me a lot of Easter eggs, so I'm potentially a little bit late to the party on these ones, but I wanted to make the most of pastels whilst the sun is still shining - because before too long it's going to be autumnal colours on my nails to go with the weather.

For this design I did a base of each Fruit Pastel, then cut myself some zig zag chevron strips of Scotch tape with some craft scissors I picked up at Tiger for a couple of pounds.  I put a quick dry top coat (No 7 Stay Perfect) over the base colours and waited until they were completely dry before I used tweezers to stick the tape onto my nails.  Then I painted a different pastel over the top, let it dry for a few seconds before using the tweezers to pull off the Scotch tape (don't wait for the polish to dry completely - otherwise the Scotch tape will get stuck).

I have to say that I find the Fruit Pastels quite difficult to work with - they seem to take quite a while to dry and because they're quite thick polishes, getting them smooth is a little hard sometimes.  Quick dry top coat is a total essential with these!

Fundamentally Flawless: Models Own Fruit Pastels Chevrons
No top coat

Fundamentally Flawless: Models Own Fruit Pastels Chevrons
No top coat

Fundamentally Flawless: Models Own Fruit Pastels Chevrons
With top coat

Fundamentally Flawless: Models Own Fruit Pastels Chevrons

With top coat

I think I prefer the chevrons without top coat, actually - without it it has a slightly squidgy look which is quite fun.  What do you think?  Squidgy or smooth?

Linking up this week with the Nail Files and Mani Monday...

4 comments:

  1. WOW, great mani! Reminds me of easter eggs! I like squidgy and smooth. They both look great! :)

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  2. Hello!

    Ok, your nails are so pretty! I love the colors too!

    Enjoy your evening!


    Carissa
    Lillies & Silk

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