- Start by adding a base coat. I like to use Sally Hansen’s Nail Nutrition Green Tea & Olive Lea Nail Growth.
- Apply two coats of a dusty beige similar to Pantone’s Starfish. Allow polish to dry. Suggested Color: OPI, San Tan-Tonio.
- On an accent nail of your choice (I chose my ring finger) go in with a bold polish similar to Pantone’s Tangerine Tango and make a small zig-zag chevron pattern across the middle of the nail. Be sure to dab off any excess polish. You don’t want a runny mess! Suggested color: Essie, Tangerine.
- Next, select two additional colors, one slightly lighter than the tangerine and one of a total contrast, like Pantone’s Margarita. Repeat the chevron pattern above and below the existing line. Suggested colors: Essie, Haute as Hello as a lovely compliment color and OPI, Gargantuan Green Grape for a pop.
- Add a top coat of choice for shine and protection. My holy grail of top coats is, Seche Vite.
If you aren’t confident with freehanding the chevron line, I suggest picking up a nail decorating tool or one of these L.A. Colors polishes designed with a precision point brush.
Introducing spring colors into your life is as simple as adding an understated pop of color to your beauty routine. In addition to polish, you can play around with blushes, shadows and lipsticks to achieve your desired look. Moderation is key – it is after all, only February. Don’t deck yourself out like an Easter egg quite yet.
Keep sitting pretty,