How To Create The Perfect Zig-Zag Mani In 9 Easy GIFs

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You will need:

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Polish:

A base colour, plus three other colours, and a glitter for accent (we chose a pink base, with blue, yellow and purple 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.

2. Using a striper brush, carefully paint two upside-down triangles on the tip in your chosen colour.

For a refresher on how to use striper brushes, click here. Do two coats of this, if you're using a light colour.

3. Watch this Vine for a more close-up view.

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You could stop here if you like, and keep this as an accent nail with a top coat.

5. Ideally you'll do two coats of this, so that the colour really pops. You can watch this Vine for a more close-up view.

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You could also stop here, and finish with a top coat.

7. Draw two small pointed triangles in your last colour. As shown in this close-up Vine.

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8. If you're dextrous enough, it's really cute to finish with a glitter outline.

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Follow the lines of each zig-zag with a glitter polish, using a striper brush.