A Touch of Spring: Blossoming Colors with a Chevron Accent Nail

So Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.  I guess that means six more weeks of winter?  In my opinion, an inconsistent and temperamental rodent can’t be trusted, so I’m here to channel your spring fever (in a subtle way).  Browsing through Pantone’s Official Spring Color Report kick started my gears in motion.  The most subtle way to transition into the colors of spring is to add them to your beauty regiment, so I thought what better way to begin than with a Missoni inspired chevron print accent nail.
Get the look:

  1. Start by adding a base coat.  I like to use Sally Hansen’s Nail Nutrition Green Tea & Olive Lea Nail Growth.
  2. Apply two coats of a dusty beige similar to Pantone’s Starfish.  Allow polish to dry. Suggested Color: OPI, San Tan-Tonio.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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,

Lauren

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2 thoughts on “A Touch of Spring: Blossoming Colors with a Chevron Accent Nail

    • Thank you for reading! The ring is a past purchase from JewelMint. I don’t believe it is available any longer, but they relaunch products quite frequently. I would keep checking or following them on Facebook for updates. x

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