DIY Nail Art: Chanel Spring 2013 'Tweed' Manicure (PHOTO)

12/03/2012 11:26 am ET | Updated Dec 07, 2012
  • Dana Oliver Executive Fashion And Beauty Editor, The Huffington Post

It's already December and invites to Christmas and New Year's Eve parties are filling up my inbox. And while I'd love to just wear the same sequin dress to each affair, my friends' need to document every moment on Instagram and Twitter makes that impossible. So, I've discovered another way to show off my love for all things sparkle.

Taryn Multack, aka Miss Ladyfinger, translated Karl Lagerfeld's reinterpretation of '90s skirtdresses into this multicolored manicure. She used a combination of pink, purple and blue nail polishes to mimic the tweed fabric that the French fashion house is famous for. And though this is a spring-inspired design we think the rich and shiny hues work perfect for the holidays. Scroll down for Miss Ladyfinger's six simple steps to get this dazzling nail art.

diy nail art manicure chanel spring 2013

Photos: Chanel spring 2013 tweed skirtdress; Nails Inc. Holland Park; Love & Beauty Iridescent Blue; Maybelline Color Show Pink Shock; Estee Lauder Pure Color Smashed; Miss Ladyfinger's Chanel spring 2013-inspired DIY nail art.

1. Start with a full magenta-violety nail using Nails Inc. Holland Park.
2. Draw on horizontal lines in Love & Beauty Iridescent Blue (a shimmery dark blue).
3. Using a white nail art brush, create one to three staggered vertical lines to get the tweed look.
4. Paint pink horizontal lines using Maybelline Color Show Pink Shock across the visible purple.
5. Add a sparkly shade of purple in Estee Lauder Pure Color Smashed over the white lines.
6. Seal the manicure with top coat.

What do you think about this Chanel-inspired manicure? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

Meanwhile, see how you could dress up your nails in a winter topper.

Click through the slideshow below for more DIY nail art.

DIY Nail Art

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