Color Blocked Nails!

February 24, 2012

Hi gorgeous readers! 

TGIF! I am SO excited to write a nail post and show you what I got on my nails yesterday!!! So as I wrote in my last nail post (read HERE), OPI came out with their summer/spring Holland collection recently featuring some beautiful pastels along with a few bold colors. One thing I knew when I went to get my nails done yesterday was that I definitely wanted a color from this ah-ma-zing collection!

SO…when I was looking through the color swatches I decided to go with this super pretty coral colorcalled “Red Lights Ahead...Where?”

Red Lights Ahead...Where?

After I picked my color my nail technician asked…”Do you want to add something else?”and I was suddenly struck by inspiration!! If you follow the fashion world (or my blog for that matter) you may know of the trend “color blocking” which involves putting together 2 colors you may not normally think to pair together in “blocks”…such as a bright yellow top with hot pink pants. It was actually big last summer and looks as if it will be a big trend again this year (even into the fall as you saw in my NYFW posts)! You ALSO may have seen the trend of having one statement nail being a different color (usually the ring finger) floating around on Pinterest. I went with these 2 ideas and came up with my own color-blockednails: CORAL + TURQUOISE!!!

I am pretty obsessed anyway with coral and turquoise for the warmer months…but usually I don’t wear them together. HOWEVER, that is precisely what color blocking is all about: putting together differentcolor combinations that may seem OUTRAGEOUS but they somehow work!!! For the turquoise, I used “Fly” from the OPI Nicki Minaj collection!

Fly

Coral + Turquoise = Love


 So without further adieu, I present to you my color blocked nails:

Ring finger = "Fly" and "Red Lights Ahead...Where?" on the rest!


I also made a collage of some of my favorite color combination ideas for color blocked nails (check out my New York Fashion Week posts here and here to see the outfits that inspired the lime green + grey and the royal blue + jade green combinations)….

Navy + Pink
Grey + Lime Green
Orange + Purple
Jade Green + Royal Blue
Mix and match!!!!

So will you be wearing color blocked, statement nails!? Leave me a comment & tell me what you think of color blocking on your nails!!! What colors would you pair together?


Thank you so much for reading! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Xoxo,
Ashley

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