Peach & Purple Nails Alternating Colors Manicure

coral and purple nails - alternating colors manicure

After creating this manicure the other day, it occurred to me that I may have seen a similar technique on Consider Me Lovely’s Instagram feed. It wasn’t until a day after I painted my nails though that I realized I may have seen it elsewhere, though I’m still not completely sure. That’s how inspiration works I suppose 😉 But to get on with it, I really love this manicure. Both colors are equally as vivid {as are my blue toes} and I love looking down at them while I’m working at my desk… or well, doing anything really. This peach may be more of a coral but it borderlines on neon once applied & has a smidge of shimmer… not so much of an accent nail manicure but just as fun.

There’s no real tutorial with this manicure except that you paint your thumb, middle, & ring fingers in one color then your pinky & pointer with the other, and alternate it on the other hand. It’s simple, but effective without actually needing to add any nail art, design, or glitter. A quiet boldness I suppose.

sephora by OPI nail polishes -purple and coral nail colour

* Sephora by OPI “How Cute is That?”
* Sephora by OPI “Iris I Was Thinner” {freebie size!}
* Essie “Good to Go” top coat {my new favorite!}

*NOTE: colors may appear darker & more vivid in reality.

coral and purple nails - rings-hands-stripes

Apologies for the seemingly gratuitous ring & bracelet shots.

peach and purple alternating nails - manicure-apple keyboard and mouse-hands

Have Fun!

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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.


  • Bombchell

    March 28, 2012 |

    oooh that’s lovely, Ive been seeing alternative nails, now Im really tempted to do it, especially since im always torn between 2-3 colors

  • Bombchell

    March 28, 2012 |

    oooh that’s lovely, Ive been seeing alternative nails, now Im really tempted to do it, especially since im always torn between 2-3 colors

  • Natali

    March 28, 2012 |

    Love how you did this! It looks great! I wish I could be so handy with the nail polishes 🙂

  • Kat

    March 28, 2012 |

    Looks so cute. I am horrible at painting my nails. I haven’t posted anything like that on my own blog because you’d see all the unintentional “texture” that’s been added to my polishing job. Pretty sad.

  • Carsedra

    March 28, 2012 |

    This is very pretty, the colors go so well together!!

    Carsedra of:

  • Haydee Rodriguez

    March 28, 2012 |

    love the coral!

  • Tara

    March 28, 2012 |

    This looks great! Never thought of doing this 🙂

  • christin

    March 28, 2012 |

    i live, LIVE i say, for these posts of yours. you have the best manicure ideas.

  • CessOviedo

    March 28, 2012 |

    Sweeeeeeet! Very nice touch to any springy outfit!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Sarah

    March 28, 2012 |

    ohhh! Love the alternating colours. Must try this asap 🙂


  • Katya

    March 28, 2012 |

    looks nice ..I just painted my nails Mint(last blog post) and i love it pastels are so pretty♥

  • GFS

    March 28, 2012 |

    I had a dessert date(yep that’s what we do in Texas) with Rocquelle (Consider Me Lovely) this weekend and I noticed her nails. You both are making me want to become interested in painting my nails.

    *baby steps*

  • Schnelle

    March 28, 2012 |

    pretty colors!

  • Lex

    March 28, 2012 |

    Such pretty colors! I am not the hugest fan of pastels but these shades are more bold than Easter. So pretty!

  • Consider Me Lovely

    March 28, 2012 |

    I have done something similar, but certainly inspiration is everywhere! I love this color combo, and the accent nails on the ring and middle finger, so I shall be using that soon :-).

  • Julye

    March 28, 2012 |

    Very cute nail polish – love your bracelets ;)!!

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    March 28, 2012 |

    i LOVE this color combo. i did a color block mani with coral and purple a while back but lately i’ve been stuck on the ring finger mani. must change it up soon! =)

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • antique engagement rings

    March 28, 2012 |

    I love both of these colors and I love alternating nails!

  • el_martina

    March 28, 2012 |

    very nice colours!

  • clarity enhanced diamonds

    March 28, 2012 |

    This is a great color combination… good job!

  • Melody Rich

    March 28, 2012 |

    I’ve been thinking about doing this recently but alternating every other nail seemed a little… eh. Now I shall try every two nails.

    You are a revolutionary.

  • Amy

    March 29, 2012 |

    I know this post was primarily about the nails but my eyes went straight to those bracelets! So unique and gorgeous. I love them!!


  • Sai Sayson-Montes

    March 29, 2012 |

    Lovely nails! I’ll do that next week for my nails 🙂

    Regards from Sai of

  • Alela Sirah

    March 29, 2012 |

    Love your nails sooo cute!!!

  • Nic

    March 29, 2012 |

    so pretty! you always have the best manicures!!


  • drollgirl

    March 30, 2012 |

    very pretty, and i especially love the last shot!

    i have the hang nail look, i suppose. and bbq chip remnants are sticking to my sticky fingers as i type this. my poor keyboard! lol

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