Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chanel Inspired Spring Mani

Hi everyone, welcome to Thursday.  It isn't until I sit down to write this post this morning that I realize how ridiculous it is.  Meaning, today the high is 1 degree and right now the wind chill is -25 degrees.  Ooops.  Oh well, I'm sick of winter, snow, and never feeling warm so I've already been wearing spring colors for a little bit now.  The work meeting yesterday went fine, although I couldn't tell if they were just mad at us the entire time.  After six hours of information, my brain was done.  I'm still unsure how I feel about it, right now the organization of our section is atrocious and I don't think yesterday got to the root of the problem.

Anyways, in this midst of this "polar vortex" I bring you some spring nail art.  I found the picture below on Pinterest and immediately knew that I wanted to re-create it.  I have to say, I love the final outcome. 

To create this look, I started with a base of China Glaze White on White.  I topped everything with Seche Vite to dry, and then used blue painter's tape to create the white stripe down the middle.  For the stipled blocks of color, I used a very thin nail art brush and used short strokes to create the same look on the bathing suit.  In order, the colors I used were Zoya Maria, Wet N' Wild Sunny Side Up, Zoya Sara, OPI German-icure by OPI, and OPI Uh-oh Roll Down the Window.

I'd love to know what you think of this nail art, obviously I like it :)


  1. I'm a fan of fashion inspired nails. There are some really cool patterns out there on the high fashion stages. This mani is gorgeous and brings the feel for summer. Love it!

  2. These are amazing! And I love you inspiration. You recreated it so well. Thank you for bringing some Spring colors here. It's so cold and grey outside today...

  3. Looks awesome! You captured that outfit :)

  4. these are so great! I loveee itt. Now I want it on my nails !

  5. You captured that look perfectly! Loving all the different colors together.

  6. Ooh I love where you got the inspiration from! This came out so good!