Nails // Mid-Century Modern Manicure

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A package arrived last week full of goodies for an upcoming Sonia Kashuk beauty review I’ve been asked to do… but I couldn’t wait and had to try out the nail colors asap! They were obviously made to complement each other and I actually love the mint with just the gold tips. But since it’s been done a hundred times before, I added the coral teardrops for fun which gave it a bit of a Mid-Century Modern feel.

Sonia Kashuk Nail Polish and flower

* Golden Ticket {31}, Fairy Princess {26}, Tango Mango {28}

* Sonia’s nail colours are the most affordable 3-free on the market — free of the most common toxic chemicals found in nail polish: Dibutyl Phthalate (BDP), Formaldehyde and Toluene – which I love

* Admittedly though, the minty base coat dried with a bit of unwanted texture, even after two coats. But the top coat I applied to the entire manicure smoothed everything out perfectly.

mint nails with gold tips

* I free-hand painted a gold tip. You can use tape or special French tip sticker guides if you prefer.

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* Using a toothpick, carefully dab on your dots… for a more mid-century modern look, make them narrow and pointed, similar to teardrops. For perfect dots, use a nail art dotter or nail pen.

* Use your favorite clear coat… mine is Essie “Good to Go” at the moment.

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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.


  • Marina

    April 23, 2012 |

    Great idea! Look amazing! 🙂


  • Natali

    April 23, 2012 |

    Awesome nail art! Love this!!

  • SreeBindu

    April 23, 2012 |

    beautiful =)

  • Anonymous

    April 23, 2012 |

    It is very stylish and amazing Nail polish .
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  • C.A.R.

    April 23, 2012 |

    Such pretty colors!

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    April 23, 2012 |

    yay! i’ve got the mint…now i just need the other colors! LOVE this unique manicure.

    p.s. we both took pics of our nails with the EXACT same color!!! great minds!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Kristen @ The Chronicles of Dutch

    April 23, 2012 |

    Looks AH-MAZING! I barely have patience for a base & top coat , thinking I might need to go to the experts for this one 🙂

  • Alela Sirah

    April 23, 2012 |
  • Gareen

    April 23, 2012 |

    So creative. I would’ve never thought of that! I always love your creations!

    La Petite Gigi

  • Kat

    April 23, 2012 |

    Very fun! Love the color combinations!

  • el_martina

    April 23, 2012 |

    your nails look cute!

  • Life's a shoe

    April 24, 2012 |

    this is awesome! I love ethe green and metallic tips

  • drollgirl

    April 24, 2012 |

    YOU HAVE NICE HANDS. dammit.

    lol. your hands are 100% nicer than mine. not that this is a competition. but if it was (were?), you would win, HANDS DOWN. lol!!!!

  • personal shopper

    April 24, 2012 |

    great nail paint art.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Maegan Tintari

    April 25, 2012 |

    drollgirl… 1. LOL. 2. You have nice hands too. I know it. lol

  • Anonymous

    April 26, 2012 |

    Good and amazing Idea for stylish Nail Polish to take in our hand.
    Blue E-Cig

  • Gwen

    May 10, 2012 |

    I love this look!!! Even without the orange the green/gold combo is gorgeous!!! I’ve got this on my list to try. 🙂

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    April 25, 2013 |

    I know it. lol