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Chanel Couture Fall 2012 Nails

Chanel Couture Fall 2012 Nails

Moments after images of the Chanel Couture Fall 2012 collection hit the web, people starting talking about the nails! Yes, it would seem even Chanel haute couture embraces nail art, showcasing a silver-outlined pink manicure on the fingertips of models who walked the runway at the Grand Palais in Paris. We can't afford a tweed jacket but dammit, we can do the nails.

The design looked simple enough so I gave it a try by using two base coats of Wet 'n Wild 'Silvivor' followed by three light coats of Wet 'n Wild 'How I Met Your Magenta' painted on top leaving a small border of silver peeking out around the edges. Achieving your own Chanel-inspired manicure is easy (I even did my right hand) and the resulting pink-with-a-hint-of-metallic look is so pretty and tasteful (unlike some of the other nail art projects I've attempted lol). I wonder if Coco would be amused by all this. Think you'd give Chanel nail art a try?

{Shown above: (at left) Chanel Fall 2012 couture manicure via Style.com; My interpretation (which looks more bubblegum-pink in person)}


UPDATE 1/1/13: Check out my video tutorial to see just how easy this manicure really is!


Another view of the pink and silver nails at Chanel (image via Style.com)


Chanel Couture Fall 2012 Nails

Chanel Couture Fall 2012 Nails

Photo credit: TheBudgetBabe.com
Comments
yours turned out perfect! in fact, your nails look exactly like the models, in shape and artwork :-) LOVE!
#1 jennifer {fabfatale.com} (Homepage) on 2012-07-09 16:59 (Reply)
thx girl but we all know you're the master! i loved that you showed the design on short nails. i had two breaks on both hands so my nails were in bad shape when i did my mani but the design still looks decent. definitely going to pick up the pink OPI you used for a softer look.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-07-09 17:29 (Reply)
Great pics! Do you mind if I pin this on my fall style board?I’m pinning for a chance to win the DownEast Basics Fall Back to Basics Sweepstakes!
Thanks :-)
#2 Rachel C on 2012-08-10 16:27 (Reply)
Go right ahead :-)
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-08-13 11:05 (Reply)
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