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Preppy Pastel Nails Tutorial

Preppy Pastel Nails Tutorial!


Spring is officially here, and that only means one thing- spring fashion! Get in the mood with some adorable preppy nail art! Here’s the tutorial!


Step 1: Start with clean, filed nails. Remove any extra polish with polish remover


Step 2: Pick your 5 favorite spring pastel colors.

In this tutorial, I use the following colors (from left to right):

  1. Plenair- Banana Republic
  2. Turquoise and Caicos- Essie
  3. Borrowed and Blue- Essie
  4. Fiji- Essie
  5. Cotton Candy- Orly


Step 3:  Paint each finger a different color. Do two coats of each color and let it dry.

Step 4: Details! Once dry, grab your detailer pen and draw cute preppy designs! For mine, I drew patterns like seersucker, zigzags, and dots. I did them with the “I heart nail art” white striper pen by Sally Hanson, and a dotting tool. [Note: if you do not own a dotting tool, you can use either the head of a pin, or a bobby pin]. I also added some glitter for some accent nail fun with Sephora by OPI’s Only Gold for me Top Coat


Step 5. Add a topcoat so your pretty new mani stays, and tada, you’re done! Enjoy your pretty pastel nails!   Match your nails with a cute preppy button down,  and some bright lips for an instant boost of spring time.

Caroline is an Art History Major at Tulane University, class of 2016.  She's passionate about fashion, design, comedy, and traveling. Originally Philladelphia, Caroline can be seen on campus sketching in her moleskin notebook, doing yoga, telling stand up comedy, and spending time with her family and friends.    
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