Pink and Silver Chanel Nails Tutorial… but I used neon purple instead

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A few weeks ago I came across Chanel’s silver and pink 2012 runway nails and thought it was a better {and much easier} way to achieve that neon rimmed nail art manicure that didn’t go over so well — and I couldn’t wait to try it! Luckily I had a fresh pack of metallic silver nail patches from Sephora I bought years ago before nail patches were really sold anywhere else and thought it would be the perfect project to keep me busy in the car on the way to Palm Springs last week. I added the fun neon fuchsia/purple color when I had a little free time the following day. In the meantime though, Fab Fatale and The Budget Babe both did similar Chanel nail art manicures, which I thought was funny. We’re all on the same mani wavelength!

Here’s how I did mine…

* I used metallic Silver nail patches (or stickers) from Sephora as my base… They were so easy, I applied them in the car & photographed the process with my iphone.

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* You simply peel the sticker away from its backing, smooth it onto your nail with your finger, then carefully fold it over the edges of your nail and tear off the remainder.

* My nails are very little and short as well, so I used the excess I ripped off my nails, for my toes. It was a cinch too!

* I applied a few short strokes, and only one coat of Francesca’s Collections nail polish in Maneater {which I cannot find online} in the center of my nail allowing the silver to show around the edges.

TIP: choose a thick nail color for this so it goes on in one coat and doesn’t slide around on the nail before it dries. I wouldn’t advise using Essie for this particular manicure because their polishes tend to be a little watery.

I did NOT use a top coat and even with swimming and general vacationing activities, this manicure lasted an entire week without chipping!


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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.


  • Tegan @ Teganias Thoughts

    July 16, 2012 |

    Love. These look gorgeous, I love the silver against the purple. I need to find some of those nail foils!

  • Today Fashion

    July 16, 2012 |

    What nail colors are you wearing? They’re beautiful!

  • Kadi Eller

    July 16, 2012 |

    Looks good! 🙂

  • Sheree

    July 16, 2012 |

    Very cool, love it..everything looks good with that gorgeous ring!
    Well wishes from NY

  • William Brown

    July 16, 2012 |

    DIY products are very useful product. There are a big range of DIY products and can be useful in craft, designing and also for repairing.

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  • A.Co

    July 16, 2012 |

    This turned out much better and looks great – I love the nail stickers and have never tried them, but you make it sound so easy… so I might! 🙂

    PS – love you in that peachy peplum top below. SO pretty.

  • Jenny

    July 16, 2012 |

    That looks so great. Love it.


  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    July 16, 2012 |

    i TOTALLY tried this after seeing yours! mine didn’t turn out as well…i think i didn’t leave enough of the metallic color showing! yours look great!!!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    July 16, 2012 |

    very pretty!

    Xo Megan

  • Olya

    July 16, 2012 |

    Good idea, pretty nails. Thank you for tutorial and the tips. I will definitely try it, and if it turns out good like yours, I will post on my website too. 🙂

  • Kat

    July 16, 2012 |

    Your painting is so neat. My nails would totally be all splotchy!


  • bamaannie

    July 16, 2012 |

    This looks so amazing!! I can’t wait to try it!!!:)) xoxo

  • thankfifi

    July 16, 2012 |

    The nails are cool!

    ♥ ThankFifi
    p.s. I don’t know if it looks the same for everyone but on my screen there’s a vertical Reiss ad banner right at the top of the page, I’m sure it’s not quite right…

  • Lia {Smart n Snazzy}

    July 16, 2012 |

    This looks friggen incredible! I love the color combo you chose!
    Smart n Snazzy

  • Lyndsy

    July 16, 2012 |

    so smart and what an easy tutorial! love the look!

  • Giovana Alves

    July 16, 2012 |

    I’m from Brazil and i saw your blog on signature9 and i’ll be really glad and honor if you check my website and give your opinion! I’m on this blog thing for 3 years.
    Congrats for your blog btw, it’s awsome!

  • Fashion Business

    July 17, 2012 |

    4. I always love how you do your nails. They scream summer! Have a great weekend.

  • Fashion Up To Date

    July 17, 2012 |

    Love your outfit! My nails are the same mint shade too!

  • jennifer {}

    July 17, 2012 |

    yours turned out great! love the neon-ish purple… it’s a fun take on the girly bubble gum pink chanel used. thank you so much for linking to my blog. i appreciate the love, as always! 🙂

  • Fashion Factory

    July 18, 2012 |

    Love your outfit! My nails are the same mint shade too!

  • Life's a shoe

    July 18, 2012 |

    oh this is awesome! I love the color combination

  • Me

    July 21, 2012 |

    Oh my goodness… you are fabulous! I didn’t even think to put them on my toes!!

  • Chelsea

    September 22, 2012 |

    This is beautiful. I love your rings too!

  • Richa

    November 8, 2012 |

    Beautiful nail art.. Great idea!

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