French Manis have got to be my favourite nail designs to create. Right next to gradients. For one thing, they’re SO easy. For another, they look amazing. And not just when they’re white!
This time, I’ve created two colourful chevron French tip designs that will go great for the summer.
One is a classic gold and orange combo that has a subtle bling and I think would go well with Indian wedding attire, and the second is a totally neon look that is summery to its very core.
I created both looks freehand because that comes easily to me. But you could just use chevron nail vinyls as a guide if you’re not comfortable freehanding.
To freehand these, mark the centre of the width of your nail with a pencil as your guide and paint diagonally with your nail polish brush from the beginning of your C-curve.
Make sure the entire white portion of your nail is covered with the first colour (gold/green in these cases). Let dry completely, and then repeat the process with the next colour, this time starting at a slightly lower point on the C-curve depending on how much of the base colour you want showing.
If your lines aren’t perfect, don’t worry about it. That’s what acetone and a clean up brush are for. 🙂
To create these manis I’ve used the following products:
For the gold and orange:
- Chi Chi Cosmetics Glamourama
- Maybelline Color Show Orange Fix
- Lakme Gel Top Coat
For the neon:
- Colorbar Lime Margarita
- Maybelline Color Show Hooked on Pink
- Lakme Get Top Coat
I would totally recommend trying these out in any colour combo you fancy. I myself wanted to try them out in a zillion other combos! Black and silver, red and gold, blue and turquoise… Go nuts.
If you try these out, do tag me when you share them on social media. I’d love to take a look. 🙂
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