Coachella Nails ~ OR Fun Silver, Purple, & Mint Nail Art Manicure

nail art + Randy the frenchie puppy model

Wearing: DIY Slashed Sweatshirt, vintage leopard blouse, DIY Huge Flower Pin

As someone who’s never attended the music festival Coachella, I can’t really claim to know exactly what Coachella nails would look like, so I may be way off here, which is why this nail art manicure received two names. But based on the numerous photos I’ve seen year after year, for some reason, the color and design of this mani just reminds me of the music festival everyone raves about. Annnnd, having said all that, I’m pretty sure if I were about 16 years younger, I’d have attended the event at least one of the years if not all of them, because I love music and I love live shows, and once, in a past life, I actually loved crowds and concerts and noise and general tomfoolery. But enough of that… have a blast {for me ;} if you’re heading to the desert in the coming weeks!!!

In other dog-related news, while no one can replace LeRoy as my sidekick, quality control expert, prop and model, Randy seems to be happy to help out and take over LeRoy’s duties. If I had a baby sling, he’d be happy to let me wear him all day long {he loves to cuddle} He’s doing a pretty amazing job so far, but he’s got some pretty big paws to fill 😉

{omg but LOOK at his little pink paws with the black dots!}

Here’s What I Used…

choachella nails-nail art-manicures

* Silver metallic polish by Sonia Kashuk {my favorite metallic because it goes on relatively thin & dries fast}
* Purple Sephora OPI polish
* Mint green polish by Francesca’s
* Seche Vite {my favorite fast drying top coat}

NOTE and FUN TIP: If you paint your top coat on while your mint dots are still wet, they drag a little bit and create a more mid-century modern design 🙂

Here’s How I Did It…

coachella nails - silver purple aqua nail art manicure

* Give yourself two coats of your metallic silver and let dry.
* Swipe a wide stripe of purple beginning in the middle of your nail and upwards… let dry.
* Dot or swipe your mint on top of your purple and then a small dot at the base of your nail on the silver.
* Finish with your top coat.


And… Voila!

silver purple mint nails in the snow

Those little dots all over are SNOW!!!

nails and hair + DIY Slashed Sweatshirt

Wearing: DIY Slashed Sweatshirt, vintage leopard blouse, DIY Huge Flower Pin

nail art-DIY Flower Pin

Have Fun!

* Find all my Nail Art Tutorials here
* Happy Friday Lovecats!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at 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.


  • Bre & Ree

    April 4, 2014 | Reply

    Randy is so adorable and his little paws are so cute! I love this nail design, it’s really creative and unique. Thanks so much for sharing, I can’t wait to try it out!

  • Always So Sweet

    April 4, 2014 | Reply

    What a cutie-pie! This nail art looks easy enough for me to try without any help. Thanks, Maegan, and have a wonderful weekend in paradise. Hugs and kisses to puppies and to Bebop, too!

  • Fashion Musings Diary

    April 4, 2014 | Reply

    Gorgeous manicure! And the puppy is soooo cute!

  • MA

    April 5, 2014 | Reply

    Pretty nails! I wish I had the patience to do such lovely nail art, but my hands do so much gardening, it is pointless for me. Randy is such a precious, you want to just squeeze his little cheeks. Little hugs to the fur kids! 🙂 <3

  • Courtney

    April 5, 2014 | Reply

    Cute manicure! In love with your puppy! He’s too cute!

  • Always So Sweet

    April 5, 2014 | Reply

    Hey, why not carry Randy in a baby sling! Easier than carrying him here and there in a pet carrier and/or always picking him up. Well, it is a cute idea!

  • Pearl

    April 6, 2014 | Reply

    Your manicures are always gorgeous! I really love the colors of this one and I think Randy makes the perfect model. His little paws are just too cute!

  • facehunter

    April 17, 2014 | Reply

    love your manicure! xoxo

  • Kristin

    July 9, 2014 | Reply

    The mani is uber fab, but I can’t stop staring at that darling fur baby!

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