Abstract Art Manicure ~ Nail Art DIY

With sewing, nail art, and really anything else, I find that I do not like to follow a pattern, line or rule. This is one of the reasons I DIY rather than follow patterns. They drive me insane trying to get it perfect. Thus, throughout my life, I have learned to find perfection in imperfection – which can often times be seen in abstract art. So I took it to my nails and while it is a bit similar to my Speckled St. Patrick’s Day manicure, it is even less meticulous in application… meaning, it’s rather easy! The one thing you MUST remember, is to complete each nail separately while the previous color is still wet.

What You’ll Need…

* OPI “Koala Bear-Y”
* Essie “Mint Candy Apple”
* Sonia Kashuk “Golden Ticket”
* Essie “Good to Go” top coat


* Apply one coat of your base color to both hands. After it dries, you will do each nail individually.

* Apply a second coat of your base color to ONE NAIL then…

* While your base color is still wet, dab a few dots of your second color {pink} in various areas of your nail. Move your hand & fingers around so the polish distributes “artistically” {see my video below to watch me do it}.

* While your other two colors are still wet, dab a few smaller dots of your 3rd color {gold} in various areas of your nail… and follow the same technique above {see video for more}.

* Follow the steps above for each nail individually.

* Once you’ve finished both hands, follow up with your top coat.

Watch my quick video here…

…apologies, it’s a bit blurry!


Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Anna

    May 17, 2012 |

    hey (:
    I made a nail DIY inspired by one of your blog posts!

    I really hope you like it (:


  • Sheena

    May 17, 2012 |

    And BTW way I really like that chain necklace in your hands…


  • Sarah

    May 17, 2012 |

    Great idea! Might just have to try this one out this weekend!


  • Kristen @ The Chronicles of Dutch

    May 17, 2012 |

    What a cool idea! Never thought about that before. Doesnt look too hard either.

  • .life is reediculous.

    May 17, 2012 |

    i love staring at your engagement ring set. they are just so gorgeous!

  • .Big Size Big World♥

    May 17, 2012 |

    ohh!!! i love thiss soooo pretty!!!

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  • Aitana

    May 17, 2012 |

    Perfect manicure!!!^^


  • Marina

    May 17, 2012 |

    Look awesome! Like it!


  • LOFT25

    May 17, 2012 |

    Once my nails grow back out a little I am so going to do this DIY!

  • Anonymous

    May 17, 2012 |

    i love that! I wish i could put my nail polish on so it doesn’t get on the sides of my fingers! you must have a steadier hand than myself.

  • Kat

    May 17, 2012 |

    Awesome DIY! Do you think they’d look just as flattering on toes?? I can’t do fingernail polish because of the work I do. It would just get chipped in no time!

  • DNA (designers+artists)

    May 17, 2012 |

    So easy to do and looks great! Thanks for sharing!


  • thankfifi

    May 17, 2012 |

    wonderful idea and I adore your colour choices! like you say, beauty is in imperfection.x

  • Anonymous

    May 18, 2012 |

    wow its too much wonderful and Mind Blowing Idea.
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  • Laura

    May 18, 2012 |

    That looks great!

  • Güler

    May 18, 2012 |

    i love your nails <3

    my DIYs blog –> http://gkdone.blogspot.com/

  • Cathy Attix

    May 18, 2012 |

    I LOVE this (and all your nail DIY’s)! My nails def need this!

  • Maria

    May 18, 2012 |

    Gorgeous!! I love this soooo much, I even passed it on to another of my favorite bloggers (Kris @ iheartwellness.com) thanks so much for the tutorial btw! xo

  • Anonymous

    May 19, 2012 |

    This is so very stylish and amazing Nail art.
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  • Jenny

    May 20, 2012 |

    Your nails look just amazing. Very nice nail art.



  • Anonymous

    May 30, 2012 |

    It is so stylish and Mind Blowing Lipstick .
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  • Gwen

    May 30, 2012 |

    This is so fun! I’ll have to try this one soon for sure!!!

  • Anonymous

    June 4, 2012 |

    It is so stylish and amazing Nail Polish .

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  • fashionform

    July 14, 2012 |

    so awesome! love your idea! Your nails are so beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    July 20, 2012 |

    It has Lots of Nail Polish for become a attractive and Mind Blowing colourful Nail in their hands.
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