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Get Brilliantly Chevron-Striped Nails With This Simple Style Tip

Chevron stripes (sometimes referred to as "cheveron" in older documents, or to avoid confusion with the oil company) are a V-shaped stripe pattern dating back to pottery and other forms of early art from the palace of Knossos in Ancient Greece dating as far back as 1800 B.C.E. The legendary Greek warriors of Sparta also used a capital lambda (^) as an insignia on their shields. The chevron is most famous, however, for its use in many modern-day militaries (including the U.S.) as a way of denoting rank. One chevron usually means a lance corporal, two is a corporal and three is a sergeant.

Don't think, however, that chevron stripes have no place in your life if you're a civilian. Not only are they the logo (and name) of a major oil company, they're also a great eye-catching design feature. In this video, you'll learn how to create a great chevron stripe pattern on your nails with minimal fuss. The trick is to make the stripes out of tape so that you can get cleaner lines than if you were to try to just paint the pattern onto your nails by hand.
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