Pale Nails for Spring // DIY Neutral Nail Art Manicure

neutral nail art manicure for spring 2013

I saw so many pale nails on the Spring 2013 runways but wasn’t quite really ready to give up on fun nail art designs just yet, so I thought I’d play around with some light neutrals and here’s what I came up with. It is simply a take on the Chanel nails from last year with an added stripe down the center, which you can obviously create with any three colors… but I’m loving these {though they’re a bit challenging to photograph & much more vivid in reality}

I suppose I should get to thinking about a new take on nails for Valentine’s Day in the coming weeks… but I’m still loving last year’s V-day Nails though.

Here’s what I used…

neutral nail polishes

* Sephora by O.P.I. in “White Hot” {white}
* Sally Hansen in “Cafe Au Lait” {flesh tone}
* Sonia Kashuk in “Smoke and Mirrors” {silver}

Here’s how I did it…

white nail polish

* Apply two coats of your base color {white} and allow it to dry.

pale nails for spring 2013

* Carefully apply your flesh tone coat on top of your base color, leaving it showing on the edges. You need patience with this step… It’s easiest if you begin with your center stroke and then work out from there. My nails are really tiny so on my pinky, for example, I only need one stroke to create the look. I used two coats for this layer as well. Let dry.

neutral nail art, tri-color manicure

* Like I’ve said before, this Sonia Kashuk silver metallic polish is really great. It goes on so easily without being too thick or too thin and drippy. I brushed much of the polish off of the brush to create a thinner line than the last. I only used one coat of silver.

* Finish with your favorite top coat. I used Seche Vite for this one.

Voila… Voila!

neutral manicure, nail art, nails

neutral manicure for spring

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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