Hugs For Emily: Chevron Tribal Nail Art



Our friend Emily is something of an exceptional character in so many ways. I’ll try not to get too soppy here but she’s one of the first people I met through blogging and I’ll always count her as one of my best ‘internet friends’! She’s always there to offer advice and recommend a good TV Show. If it weren’t for her, I would still be stuck in a pretty awful place with my photography. What can I say? I owe her a lot! If you haven’t seen Emily’s blog, make sure you check it out here.

She’s going through a bumpy patch at the moment so I’ve joined forces with a few more of Emily’s friends to dedicate a day of blogging to her. Just so she knows we’ve all got her back! We’re all taking inspiration from one of Emily’s past nail designs. I’ve gone with her recent piCture pOlish Blog Fest chevron design. Like really gone with it! I have the exact same polishes in my stash so I tried to copy it down to the last detail. I didn’t know if I’d be able to squeeze all the details on to my nubbins but I just about made it!

For this nail art, I used Barry M White as the base colour where I was going to be painting the chevrons with a thin coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat to dry them hard and fast.

I applied Hex’s Chevron Decals and painted each chevron individually using piCture pOlish Chillax and Mad Magenta. I also painted the ‘leftover’ fingers using these shades.

I painted all the details using black and white acrylic paint with a skinny nail brush.

Finally I added a few small pastel studs and topped everything with a coat of HK Girl.

Click to see more Hugs For Emily: Paulina’s PassionsWondrously Polished, The Nail Polish Challenge, Love. Varnish, chocolate, and more…, One Nail To Rule Them All, Nail Polish SocietyThe Lacquerologist, Lucy’s Stash and Chalkboard Nails who we have to thank for organising the day!


  • Great choice! I was so blown away when Emily did this mani. Yours look beautiful!

  • Lesley X

    Gorgeous design x

  • These are beautiful! You did a great job recreating her design! (:

  • This is lovely!

  • Oh my god Sammy. I can’t believe how beautiful your recreation is. You’ve really put so much detail into it and they look so beautiful on your nails. Thank you so much for your kind words and support. I’m so grateful to have a friend in you. I look up to you so much. Thank you <333

  • These are so pretty! I love the bright bold polishes you used!

  • What a sweet thing to do for a friend. These are beautiful!

  • Louise Louby Skelding

    Gorgeous! My fave colours too! 🙂

  • Rachel Callaghan

    These are so cute. I love those colours together 🙂

  • Pretty pretty pretty! love it!

  • kiki

    so cute