Just to give you readers some perspective of Toronto and Canada (if you aren’t from here), it is currently -30 degrees with the wind chill & outside our windows are white sheets of snow…SO COLD. Naturally, we spend half our time day-dreaming about upcoming vacations and future Spring/Summer plans. Today’s post is all about bright pops of Spring shades, while we daydream of Paris – Au Printemps. IMG_0156

Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint nails with two coats of Misa – Pay Days are Happy Days. A grey-taupe neutral that’s been in steady rotation before this site was born!IMG_0145

Step 2: Chose a mix of shades that you wouldn’t normally put together, this is a great design to experiment with colour. Choosing your first shade (we usually pick are darkest shade) Sally Hansen – Blue Away, dab with a small piece of cosmetic sponge into the polish and place randomly across the nail. Apply heavier in some areas, lighter in others.IMG_0147

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 with your second darkest shade, Zoya – Arizona – a bright orange IMG_0151

Step 4: Repeat Step 2 & 3 with your last shade, Bourjois – Fuchsia Hype. We can’t wait to bust out this shade in the Spring/Summer months, a perfect bright magenta. IMG_0169

Step 5: Keep repeating Steps 2- 4 this time adding your base shade back to break up the bright Spring time shades. Don’t forget to seal in your design with a top coat.

What gets you through the cold Winter months? Tweet us & let us know what you think of today’s tutorial!

  1. Must Have Boxes says:

    I’m totally impressed. These nails are a work of art!

    – KW

  2. gemmabowman says:

    I love this! It’s really bright and fun!

  3. alexa says:

    Reblogged this on Hello, It's Alexa and commented:
    aww, better try this later!

  4. Robin says:

    oh boy…i am definitely gonna try this out…sweet!

  5. beachgal says:

    This is really lovely – I need to try this – I had thought in first look you did this like an acetone water color mani but did not use much acetone. Very nice color choices!

  6. Lovely look – definitely going to be trying this style out!:D

  7. zionct says:

    these are soooooooo pretty, I’ve gotta try this one!

  8. I’m from Toronto and YES it is freezing here. Also, being an artist – I can totally appreciate this nail art tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

  9. kirstylskilton says:

    Wowwww these nails are awesome! Definitely going to give it a go when I have a bit more time on my hands!

  10. kirstylskilton says:

    Reblogged this on Kirsty Skilton and commented:
    These nails are beautiful! I am definitely going to (attempt to) recreate these when I have more time (and nail polish) on my hands! Get it, ha..

    Comment to let me know how you get on 🙂

  11. kirstylskilton says:

    also I’m interested to know, is that -30 degrees celsius or fahrenheit?

  12. alina says:

    so cool, that’s without any doubt an work of art. i love what u do you should have your very own nail polish saloon. keep up the good work !

  13. vnailsupply says:

    i like step by step. please show more

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