How-To: Colour Block Your Nails

Pick two bright, contrasting shades of polish that you really love together. If they clash, that's OK.

Feb 10, 2011 at 6:44pm | Leave a comment

I'm pretty excited to rock the spring trend of colour blocking (once all of this snow melts.) Since fashion and beauty go hand-in-hand, I decided to move the trend over to my zone and put it to the test on my nails.

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How To Get Colour Blocked:

Pick two bright, contrasting shades of polish that you really love together. If they clash a little, that's ok. It's all about colour saturation. Paint your entire nail with two coats of one shade and let it dry. Then, take the second shade and paint your nail from the middle on up. Even if the line isn't totally straight, that's ok too, it gives it a sort of Mark Rothko vibe.

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Coulour Combination #1: Orange and Fuschia

Using N.Y.C. Long-Wearing Nail Enamel in Fuchsia Shock Creme and Joe Fresh nail polish inCrush.

 

Colour Combination #2: Cobalt Blue and Mint Green

Using Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Cobalt Seas and Revlon Nail Enamel inMinted.

 

Coulour Combination #3: Red and Purple

Using Milani Nail Lacquer in Feisty Flames and Urban Decay's Summer of Love nail polish in Hashbury.

And judging by this photo from the Sally Hansen website, they're into the trend too.