Zig Zag Nail Art Tutorial

Difficulty - Intermediate

Zig zag nail art is adorable, and creates a really striking effect. It can be a bit time consuming to paint all these tiny little zig zags, so it was the perfect design for me to use with gel nail polish. If I know I have a really busy week coming up and I won't have time to worry about my nails, I can do this and have perfect nail art for weeks.

This tutorial picks up where my previous gel nail polish tutorial left off, so if you've never used gel polish before start there. It gives you all the beginner steps of prepping the nail and applying the base.

In this tutorial I used Red Carpet Manicure Prep, Structure, Purify, Gel polish in I Can't Believe It, a black nail art brush from the Tips and Tricks kit, Brilliance Top Coat and the Pro LED Light.

Zig Zag Nail Art Tutorial


Tips & Tricks

  • If you're feeling confused, you might want to check out the intro to gel polish I posted.
  • To make a chevron shape instead of a zig zag, do a wider grid with the dots closer to the edge of the nail.
  • If you mess up a line, just cover it up by making them a bit wider!
  • When you're all finished, apply a generous amount of cuticle oil to your nails.
  • I decided to go with a more natural nail, just a bit of glitter, but this design also looks amazing with contrasting colors.

  • Zig Zag Nail Art
    The finished product. They still look like this a week later!

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    All products in this tutorial were kindly provided to me by Red Carpet Manicure. You can also check them out on facebook and twitter. Thanks for the Zig Zag Nail Art RCM!

    Still have some questions? Send me an email or ask in the facebook comments below and I'll talk you through any problems you're having.


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