Today's post is one of my favorite nail art looks... the fishtail chevron! This is the second of my China Glaze On Safari nail art looks, the first being the blinged out leopard print.
For my base color, I started with two coats of China Glaze Adventure Red-y. I really could have gotten away with one coat on this one, but I went with two for good measure. It's very opaque and the next photo is the most color accurate. It applied beautifully.
Then, using the polish brush, I freehanded on curved chevrons in China Glaze Jungle Queen, Purr-fect Plum, and Prey Tell. All of these colors required two coats for full opacity in this nail art look.
Jungle Queen is a dark purple-gray color with a violet shimmer that only shows itself at certain angles. I can definitely see myself craving this color a lot once the cool weather returns. Purr-fect Plum is a gorgeous berry shade. Rich and sumptuous! Prey Tell is a dark dark burgundy jellylike shade. I am not really into that kind of color but it worked well in this manicure.
If you are interested in trying out the fishtail chevron, never fear! I have made a video tutorial for this look in the past, which you can find here!
I promise, it's easier than it looks! That's not just me saying that, either, I've had a lot of people tell me that it's true. ;)
What do you think? Are you a fan of these moody, vampy colors? Have you ever tried a chevron manicure like this?
The China Glaze On Safari collection is available now at salons and beauty supply stores nationwide. Individual polishes retail for $7 MSRP.
The products in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR.