Festival Inspired Neutral Nails

song_of_style_festival_nailsHi everyone! Hope you guys are having a great week! As you know, last weekend I attended the Coachella Music Festival, and being a nail art lover, I wanted to sport some nail art that would be festival ready! Since I still have my day job as an interior designer where I need to look somewhat professional, I didn’t want to go all out with neon festival nails, so I did my own take on festival nails by doing them in neutrals. Special thanks to the lovely Michelle Saunders from Essie who helped execute my idea!photo-74We used: Find Me an Oasis, Chinchilly, Blanc, Licorice, Sand Tropez.

Bracelets from L to R: Cartier Love Bracelet, Tiffany & Co. Atlas Bangle, Vita Fede Titan Bracelets, Anarchy Street Love Bracelet.NailTutorial1. Start with clean nails and a base coat. We used the Essie base coat in gel since I was going for gel nails.

2. Paint your nails white. (I did my white nails in gel so that if I got tired of my designs, I could still keep the white)

3. Once you have your white polish on, determine where you’d like your neutrals to go. I did different placements for my left and right hand.

4. Apply your neutral polish over the white gel nails (if you decide not to do gel, apply your neutrals directly over your base coat.)

5. Start painting palm trees, and tribal print designs over your dried nails! The pro about having gel nails as oppose to regular polish is that whenever you make a mistake, you can still keep your white rather than starting all over!

108 Comments

  1. Love the palm trees on the nails, looks so cute! And your rings are perfect! :)

    xx Su http://fashiontwinstinct.blogspot.de/2014/04/fitnessguru.html

  2. Love the festive nails with the colors and nail art! Great tutorial!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    http://www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!
    I love a good show of armcandy!

    xoox
    Moni
    http://awedbymonica.blogspot.com

  4. Love the nails! so simple and so festive! :)

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  5. Wow these are wonderful! Perfect for the festival and still classic and nude! I’m also obsessed with your stacks of rings and bracelets!!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

  6. I love this…so adorable…and so perfect for summer!

  7. These are absolutely awesome!

    – Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  8. oh wow! I love your nails they look absolute amazing, the colours really complimented each other. :)

  9. The little palm trees are so cute! She did such a great job.

    xo Jenny
    http://www.Tsangtastic.com

  10. Love it, such cute nail designs.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

  11. This is so much fun! Love these colors. Did you do this yourself? Painting the design is the part which makes me nervous. And how long does this last for you?

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  12. After seeing this I really want a white nail polish!!!

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  14. Such cute nail designs… I’m usually not a fan, but these are super fun and perfect for a music festival. PS LOVE LOVE LOVE your jewelry!

  15. Adalia

    Ohh,I love this!! Thanks for sharing.

    Xx,
    Adalia
    seabreezeandstyling.blogspot.com

  16. I love the nails, the neutral tones are still super festive. And that jewelry!! Those bracelets are amazing!!

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    xxAlli

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  17. Love the neutral tons for Spring! Definitely makes your gold accessories pop! ;)

  18. Love the neutral tons for Spring! Definitely makes your gold accessories pop! ;)

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  19. Oh my goodness, these are so fun!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  20. Love the nails but really love your accessories!

    xo
    http://razzdazzle.blogspot.mx/

  21. Super cute mani, love the colors.
    http://www.elossastyle.com

  22. I love the new resort colors by Essie. Especially the blue. Spring is my favorite time of year. If you love Spring dresses as much as I do, you’ll enjoy this video that I just created. http://youtu.be/INoJ833xcPM Come by and tell me which dress is your favorite. Mine is the Hawaiian green. It’s so cute. Xoxox, BLONDi http://www.Jaxcouture.com

  23. Love these nails! Wish I was at Coachella this year! :(

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    Daisy x

  24. This nail art looks like so much fun! Definitely going to replicate it for spring.

  25. LOVE those colors :) I really like the ring that has the “S” for your logo. :)

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN/YOUTUBE || LOVEMAVIN/BLOG

  26. Love the bracelets, particularly the ones with the teal and aqua studs on either end. For more fashion tips and inspiration check out my brand new blog:

  27. This is really creative yet versatile, thanks for the tips!

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  28. Love your nails! Perfect for Coachella :)

    Stay Styled,

    Lindsey Ling

    http://staystyledoc.com/

  29. Perfect festival designs – fabulous!
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  30. I love palm tree nails and bracelets!
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  31. WOW! I absolutely love the design of your nails! Perfect for Coachella!

    <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

  32. beautiful post!! love it

    francesca from
    FrankVinyl

  33. Seriously in love with that palm tree nail… great tutorial!
    xo
    Tara
    shoesillneverhave.blogspot.com

  34. I love the palm trees design! Such a fun post xx

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  35. your nails look awesome!

  36. Eni

    Love it so much, looks really fun and stylish!

    http://kingstreetfashionista.blogspot.hu/

  37. I adore all of those taupes! Such an understated colour, but the unique nail art really makes the design something special :)

    -Helena
    helenashideaway.blogspot.com

  38. Love your manicure! Very original. xo

    THE PINK INNUENDO

  39. Nice nails and awesome arm candy! Love the piece with the green jewel.

    Avanti
    Avantigarde.wordpress.com

  40. Loved the design, just simple and chic! Could you please do one with hot spring colors yellow orange etc Thanks!

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  41. Inthezone

    Can see some pedi work as well?

  42. REALLY GREAT INSPIRATION! :)

  43. Absolutely adore that palm tree! Looks gorgeous!
    xx

    http://callmejuly.blogspot.fr/

  44. Nico

    Really cool!

    Casual look with mannish pants and sneakers on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

  45. Adore the designs! Very spring summer! Thanks for sharing.
    Jewelry is lovely too!

  46. The palm trees are so cute, thanks for the tutorial!

    LIVE . IN . LOVE ✞

    ~

  47. Love your nails! I always love to create new designs on my nails.
    xxx

  48. Mary

    The jewels you are wearing are beautiful, check these ones too http://www.girissima.com/catalogue/accessories/jewellery/ !! xoxo

  49. Love these nails! So cool for a festival I agree. And your rings and bracelets are so cool!!

    http://www.dizzymisselizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

  50. love these chick, very cute
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  51. sasa

    These nails are awesome! <3

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  52. So cute! I love this Coachella mani!
    xx, Kristi

    http://www.currentlycrushing.com

  53. Awww gorgeous hands! With all those stuffs

    thebingogenic.blogspot.com

  54. Love them! However, those palm trees wont look that good if I make them all by myself! :P

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  55. I love it…your nails look super cute….

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  56. Love love this nails, specially the palm trees!
    xx

    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  57. These are the perfect combination of cool and bold! Love the added Palm Trees!

  58. I’ve never done nail art myself–I always prefer the classic french.

    Style by Joules

  59. Jen

    Those nails are so fun and chic looking. xxx

    http://modernensemble.com

  60. Love these nails. Just did a post about how to mix prints & the upcoming Alexander Wang collab! xx
    http://www.bisousmack.wordpress.com

  61. I love them nailssss! Perfect for festival, I might try it!

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  62. dope! If I were to recreate this look, I think i’d use a bright ass color instead of a neutral haha.

    http://kfclovesyou.blogspot.com

  63. Obsessedddddd! Wish I saw these before Coachella last weekend!

    Would love if you could check out my posts if you have a moment!

    xox,
    Angelina

    http://www.cablecarchic.com

  64. Love the nail polish and jewelry!!!

    Best,
    Olivia Abdelmalek

    http://cleopatraskloset.blogspot.com

  65. I love neutral nails!!!
    Love it!!

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    Love,
    ALICIA <3

  66. I love this.. so adorable

  67. I love these. Simple but perfect!

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  68. Mel

    Your nails just look amazing. Perfect for a festival and also for summer hanging out at the beach.
    I will definitely try this out by my own as I am just such a freak when it comes to nails. I love to try out different colours and different styles on my nails. Very inspiring post!

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  69. fashionsbit

    I am such a fan of nail art, I am in love with yours since I saw them on instagramfeed!
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  70. These nails are so fun! Love the colors you picked!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx

  71. Such a cute post idea :)

    xo,
    Melissa
    http://www.MissyOnMadison.com

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  72. awesome arm candy and nails! in love with the LOVE bracelet!
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  73. These are so cute! I love the blue accents that you added. And I had no idea that you’re an interior designer! That’s awesome.

    My latest fashion post: http://exploresmore.com/2014/04/19/a-little-bit-of-back/
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  74. Love the nails! thanks for sharing this tutorial!

    xoxo

    Her Place at The Universe

  75. Will definitely try this on my nails! I love the colors and I love your accessories!

  76. Essie´s Blanc is my new obsession lately! Love your nails! http://www.cosmicconfession.blogspot.de

  77. thida

    What are the names of the colors you used from Essie?

  78. Ohhh i like this design!!!I try do the same…but i´m not sure for the end.

  79. Your arm candy is always on point!

  80. The perfect nails for Coachella!!

    Love from Munich, L

    THE STYLE CIRCUS
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