Chevron Tip Nail Tutorial

By Dana Fox

This nail design is super easy and can be used with a variety of different colours! My original creation consisted of mint with lilac tips, which was perfect for Easter!  I came up with this design as a quick fix for worn off polish on my tips, so it doubles as a quick “cover up” too!



Paint your nails one solid colour. Let dry completely.
Brush secondary colour over the tips diagonally, in two swipes, starting from the edge of your nail up towards the center.

How easy was that!? I’d love to try out a bunch more colour combinations. What are some of your favourite nail colours this season??

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • Gabriella

    How adorable! I've never thought of doing this with my nails, but now I'm definitely going to try it! Love it.


  • Mal

    This is gorgeous!

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  • ilene @ muchloveilly

    oh i loooove this! i need to have more patience and try this. hehe.

  • Iny

    This looks so pretty! I also love the mint nails, loving mint at the moment.

  • Adeola Naomi

    Very cute!!!

  • Sandra
  • Yael

    very cute! i'm really big on lime green and coral nails right now.

  • Beabarella

    yummy lady!!! definitely want to try these!!

  • Beabarella

    yummy lady!!! definitely want to try these!!

  • Beauty Ever After

    These are gorgeous! I have emailed you by the way! xoxo

  • ElleSee

    Nice! I used to do those with post-it notes. I'd stick the corner on my nail and paint over it :)

  • Crissy

    I just realized my nails need this cover up! Good idea 😀

  • Noor

    This is cute ima try :)

  • Kyla

    Oooh, these are so pretty! And simple…I never thought chevrons could be this easy to recreate! I'll have to try.

  • fox hunter

    looks pretty cool :) i love the orange-pink-combo, it's not that easy to combine with an outfit. u could wear it with denim and plain stuff! x

  • Mrs. Pedersen

    In love with this idea!!

  • AshleyRose

    these are so pretty, colours are lovely too!

  • Heather Belle

    So cute! definitely trying this one :)
    xo Heather

  • Vintage Love and Photographs

    How pretty..I'll have to try this idea.

  • Cathy

    Very pretty nail design! (:


  • Shannon


  • emily

    LOVE this. I've also seen tutorials with Scotch tape, and I like the idea of doing it with Post-Its, like ElleSee. :) Definitely going for it.

  • @ Maya

    Very beautiful! I'll use the idea ♥


    Very cute!

  • Ashley K

    This looks really easy I'm going to have to give it a shot even tho I'm not very good at free handing :)

  • Kayley

    Lovely nails! I will have to try this out soon. I just discovered your blog and I love it! Amazing job (:

  • Sunny Jane

    I love these! Color combo: aqua and coral. I'm going to try it!

  • Grace Lynne Fleming
  • daisymay aka Chantele

    These are great sadly I dont think I have a steady enough hand to get such sharp line! But I just got french manicure strips in 9 different shapes so will try this out.
    Daisy Dayz
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  • Miranda Leigh Braddy

    This is the first time I've been able to sit down and read through your posts…I'm thrilled to have found one of my possible new favorite blogs!


  • Jasmine Brink-Li

    Thank you for this idea! I just did it tonight, and it was incredibly easy, and looks so great.

  • jen

    i love this :)

  • fberlinwlove

    This is so cute :) and perfect for little me, who can never decide which colour to wear.

  • Pixi3 ❤ Roo ❤

    Oh My GGG! Dana I stumbled across these creative nails you have done and have to say these nails are absolutely gorgeous..I lurve the mint colour nail vanish..i have one similar in colour to it..mine is L'Oreal Paris..However I am a little disappointed with it chips easily:(!
    You have inspired me to re-create a look for these nails. I did try with a peachy colour base coat then add black on the tip of nails. I did struggle a little bit as the black vanish brush was a bit big for my tips:(! So they aren't as neat as yours:/

    My blog posts is here..if you want to check it out:-

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Love Pixie

  • Emmy

    How do they look so neat?!

    • dana @ wonder forest

      steady hands! :)

  • grace

    Love love love! I must try this. I might need to get someone to do my right hand though, hahah! :)