Fabulous Friday: neon and pastel nails

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This summer one of my favorite color combinations is pastels with a hint of neon. I thought of translating it onto my nails and the result appeared to be quite pretty. So I’m now sharing how to do it yourself with you my lovelies. Plus, as with all of my other DIY manicures, this one is really easy and quick to re-create.


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1. Apply two coats of light pink nail polish on each nail and let it dry

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2. Paint a thin line of color along the tip of your nail. Use different colors for each nail. Repeat same color combination on another hand.

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All done!

The beauty of this type of manicure is that it looks pretty even on very short nails (like mine at the moment). Plus if you make a mistake it’s easy to scrape off any excess polish from tips of your fingers.



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  1. The Dainty Doll's House January 20, 2012

    Looks fantastic..must try this!! xx

  2. Hilary Nicole January 20, 2012

    I love this idea! It is just enough color to be exciting yet still professional enough for the office. Have a wonderful day!

    XX Hilary

  3. The Dainty Doll's House January 20, 2012

    P.S. Saw your comment..thank you flower!! You are right…am becoming more confident on my blog…will be posting those new photos for Friday’s post (the one on my blog that you like). Hope you got some sleep there in Sydney!! xox

  4. Nic @Strawbry_Blonde January 20, 2012

    Great tutorial & oh so pretty nails! :)

    Nic x

  5. Mary January 20, 2012

    that is amazing idea! i’m gonna try it as soon as i come to my manicurist!


  6. Antonia-Ivana January 20, 2012

    I love this nail design so much, gotta try it. I have similar O.P.I., it could be the same also. Is it “Privacy Please”?


  7. Charmaine January 20, 2012

    Yay neon nails. Love it.


  8. Maiken January 20, 2012

    this is totally my taste! I should show it to my manicurist next time but I change my nail style after every two months and have a month left. hope I’ll remember it, haha.

    Maikeni blogi – part of me

  9. Tegan @ teganias thoughts January 20, 2012

    Gorgeous!! which OPI colour did you use as the base?

  10. S January 20, 2012

    Love it! That’s such a fab idea :)

    xx S


  11. decimal shoes January 20, 2012

    gonna try it :D
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  12. DanniiBeauty January 20, 2012

    So cute, love it!

  13. Christina @ Hair Romance January 20, 2012

    My favourite of your manis so far! I love this and am going to do it this weekend x

  14. Maria V January 20, 2012

    @Antonia-Ivana @Tegan – The OPI color is Sweet Heart (pink-nude-beige shade), you’ll need 2 coats though.

  15. Chyrel Gomez January 21, 2012

    like a rainbow! :)

  16. Miss B January 23, 2012

    I love this but I am so terrible at not messing up the ends! They are always smudged!


  17. Beauty Snippets January 23, 2012

    Aww, this looks so bright and cheerful :D

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  22. Rachel Gregory August 13, 2016

    Nice and wonderful collection of nail polish. i will send my sister to your post.