Guest Blogger Hillary of @hillarykozuch

2 Jul

Hello beautiful readers! I am so excited about my second guest blogger. Hillary is one of my all-time favorite nail girls to follow on Instagram. Hillary has a good eye for color, does these awesome freehand chevron tips and I’ve always been envious of her flawless nails! You can see her work on Instagram @hillarykozuch or at http://instagram.com/hillarykozuch

Hope you enjoy this freehand chevron tips tutorial post as much I did! ~Rica

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Let me start off by saying how excited I am that Rica has asked me to be a guest blogger! If you’re a follower of mine on Instagram, you probably know how often I do freehand chevrons (since I suck at doing tape manis); so, this is a tutorial on how I do them! (Disclaimer: my husband dubs them “nonchevrons,” but we will refer to them as “chevrons” for all intensive purposes 😁)
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1. First, start with nakie (😱) nails and have your materials gathered. I’ve chosen a hot pink Kiss striper, OPI Nail Envy for my basecoat, Essence Studio Nails gel topcoat, and (everyone’s favorite!) Essie Sugar Daddy.
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2. Paint on your favorite basecoat. I chose this particular basecoat for the purpose of this tutorial, as we all know that I prefer the Matte Envy.
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3. After allowing your basecoat ample time to dry, paint on your base color. I’m using Essie Sugar Daddy, but any color; jelly, cream, or otherwise, will do. I always do two coats of the base color.
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4. Let the base color dry, as you do not want the striper to pull on any wet polish (yikes!) Next, start midway up the nail and make a diagonal line across and down the nail. If you prefer shorter or longer tips, adjust your starting point accordingly.
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5. After the diagonal line, paint a straight line down the side of the nail as close to the skin as possible. (This is where steady hands and holding your breath come in to play lol).
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6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 on the opposing side of the nail.
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7. Now that you’ve got this funky, crisscross thing going on, fill in the remaining spots.

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8. After allowing this to dry, add your favorite topcoat, and voila! You have just accomplished a freehand chevron tip! I can’t wait to see the plethora of chevron tips from all of you!

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Hillary Kozuch. 24 year old. Married to a chevron-hater. Nail art fanatic for about a year. Sucks at tape and water marble manis. Loves chevrons, dots, and gradients.

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One Response to “Guest Blogger Hillary of @hillarykozuch”

  1. ANITA of mydailynaildesigns July 3, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    awesome thanks for this post

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