Friday, 7 June 2013

ABC Challenge: V is for Valiant and cheVrons

I only have one 'V' polish but I knew I wanted to use it today because it's a colour I really rather like. Valiant by L'Oreal is a lovely tarnished silver/gun metaly sort of colour that I used as a base for some chevron nail art-because chevrons are essentially just 'Vs' anyway, right?


I had to be pretty valiant with this mani-it's not a difficult one at all, and I was using some French mani guide stickers I got on Ebay to make the chevron shapes so should have been a doddle but I had so many problems with it. I nearly gave up on it several times but persevered in the end and it's turned out OK. It's annoying that it doesn't show how much effort went into it though-it took me an hour and a half in the end! AAH.

Anyway. Other polishes used were Collection-Look At Me!, Barry M-Mango, Barry M-Key Lime, Barry M-Guava and Barry M-Prickly Pear (Haha, guess what collection I bought the other day?!). I love the effects you can get mixing different types of polishes-in this case a shimmery metallic and some cremes.



By the time this was done I really didn't care about the wrinkles you can see in some of them-I wasn't starting again! It's not perfect but it'll do, and sometimes that's the best you can hope for! I dunno...the colours are awesome but I'm not really feeling it after all the trouble it caused me!

Hoping for better luck next week! In the meantime, check out all other ladies' entries on the Inlinkz below =)

~Nail Art Novice~


16 comments:

  1. Nice gunmetal silver color! I love the mani you created too :)

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    1. Thanks =D I'm about to take it off but it's definitely grown on me in the mean time!

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  2. I love this idea - I like the colors you used with the L'Oreal polish. It's amazing how long some manicures take, isn't it?
    I'm a sucker for geometric designs, so this is going on my to do list!

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    1. Thanks!

      I hope yours goes better than mine did and you don't have lots of silly problems like me! I'll keep an eye out for it =)

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  3. I really like this idea! Love the colors you used. Great job.

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  4. I'm a sucker for chevrons! These are cute! I always have trouble with metallic polishes, they always want to slide right off my nails lol

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    1. I'd never done them before but think I will be doing them more often from now, thanks =)

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  5. Great job! I love the silver paired with the creme colours :)

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  6. People say, done is better than perfect sometimes. Nail art is tough, I have lots of trouble when the design is in the middle too, and the paint runs all over when I'm putting top coat on. That's why you see me do lots of funky frenches, LOL! I do love the colors you chose and it is a nice design!

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    1. Thank you =)
      These were the only way I got them to work, I tried them as frenches and also with 2 chevrons per nail and they just weren't having any of it! Haha.

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  7. You nailed those chevrons, Amy! Mine always look like a toddler put them together.

    Hey, wanna come over and do mine? LOLOL!

    Happy Friday! :)

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