How To Create The Perfect Geometric Mani In 9 Easy GIFs

Flaunt those nails.

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You will need:

A base colour, plus three other colours (we chose a green base, with orange, pink and blue detailing.

Equipment: A striper brush, or a thin, clean paintbrush. A cotton bud or a paintbrush dipped in acetone for corrections.

Begin by cleaning and buffing the nails, and applying a clear base coat.

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1. Begin with two coats of your base colour.

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2. Dip the striper brush into your first colour, making sure the polish is evenly distributed.

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3. Using the striper brush, carefully draw out a triangle section and fill it in.

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4. Using the same technique, fill the other side of the triangle with the next colour.

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5. If you want, you can stop at this step, and cover with a top coat. This would also look nice as just an accent nail.

If you want the full effect, read on.

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6. Using your final colour, join two stripes at the tip of the nail to make a chevron.

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7. Dip a paintbrush into acetone to clear up any mistakes or smudges.

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8. Allow to dry, and finish with a clear top coat.

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(Or use a quick-drying top coat, like Seche Vite.)

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9. Enjoy your gorgeous nails!

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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