Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bare Nail Textured Chevrons with Nicole by OPI Gumdrops


Recently, I was lucky enough to spend some time with OPI's social media gal, Jaqueleen. She stopped by my house in Phoenix where we talked polish, nail art, blogs, and more...plus she got to bond with Chowder as she gave him "noodles" (that's his word for dog treats).

I knew she would be checking out what I had on my nails, so I wanted to do a simple nail art manicure that was unique and fun. I put together this little somethin' somethin' with Nicole by OPI. Read on to see how to achieve this look yourself, plus check out the video interview series that I participated in!


This manicure is beyond easy to do at home!
  1. Begin with bare nails. If you would like to apply a nail treatment or base coat, you can do so - just let it dry before moving on to step two.
  2. Cut two wide stripes of blue painters tape. Connect them together to form a chevron shape, and stick the chevron on your nail close to the cuticle. Be sure to press down on the edges of the tape to ensure a good seal.
  3. Paint two coats of Nicole by OPI A-Nise Treat on the exposed space nearest to your cuticle.
  4. Paint two coats of Nicole by OPI That's What I Mint on the rest of the nail.
  5. Remove the tape slowly and carefully. Let dry!


And for those of you who have ever wondered how awkward I am on camera, you are in luck! Here are the three videos in Nicole by OPI's "Behind the Blog" series featuring...me!





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25 comments

  1. I love this design! It's such a good idea to have transparent chevrons! The textured colours work really well together too! :)

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  2. I loved watching these videos! You sound so passionate :). Love the chevron nails, though I wouldn't do it with a bare nail because of stains :P.

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  3. Everything about this mani is perfection! I will definitely be trying this design :)

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  4. Yay! I love that Nicole by OPI is featuring you because you have inspired so many nail art lovers!!

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  5. Ooh! Love those chevrons! I really love tape manis with textures! And I love your videos, not awkward at all!

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  6. Congrats on the videos! You actually aren't awkward at all, you're very natural and easy going :D

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  7. Wow, what a stunning look!

    Also, I'm so amused by the image of a dog named Chowder responding to the word "noodle". I swear, the only thing cuter than dogs are dog owners!

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  8. Haha yeah we're a little silly. The name really does suit him though -- its hard to explain!

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  9. Be sure to let me know when you do!

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  10. Fair enough -- usually my nails are only stained near the tips though and they are "clean" down low. Haha

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  11. Tape manis with texture are da bomb. And thanks :)

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  12. Hehe thank you for the reassurance!

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  13. Sarah, these are delightful vids!!! FABULOUS job by you and Chowder! <3

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  14. Aw yay I loved watching your videos :) You were totally not awkward, btw. Awkward would have been if you said something like "I really like using [says brand other than OPI or NOPI]... oh, um, sorry, was I not supposed to mention them?" :) :) :)

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  15. Lovely tape mani. Nice video. Some useful tips there

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  16. Great video Sarah! Can't wait to see part two.

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  17. Love that bare nail look, I think this may be a trend for 2014!

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  18. Super, duper cute idea! I love the negative space. :)

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