Friday, March 07, 2014

Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 14' Inspired Nail Art

I am so over winter already, so I'm bringing out my bright coloured polishes and rocking spring themed nail art to brighten my mood. I recently picked up a few items from the Peter Pilotto and Target collaboration. When I went to Target in Toronto on the day it the collection was made available, the rack was virtually empty. A week and a half later, I went to visit my hometown in Sudbury and the Peter Pilotto section was pretty much untouched. I was able to pick up a lot of stuff that I had my eye on. I absolutely love Peter Pilotto designs because of their use of vibrant colours and contrasting patterns. The collection just seems fun!

This design is inspired by Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Honestly, out of the whole collection, I felt this design was the easiest to replicate.


Check out the materials after the jump!

  • Light Pink Polish
    • Julep "Carrie"
  • Pale Pink Polish
    • Julep "Martha"
  • Light Orange Polish
    • Julep "Teri"
  • Yellow Polish
    • Julep "Lexie"
  • Blue Polish
    • Julep "Bess"
  • Light Purple Polish
    • Julep "Renee"
  • Pale Mint Polish
    • Julep "Shanae"
  • White Polish
    • OPI "Alpine Snow"
  • Top Coat
    • Yves Rocher "Ultra Shine"
  • 0.05 staedtler black felt tip pen
  • 0.38 Muji black pen

This nail art uses two technique, which is (1) sponging to create the gradient (2) free-hand drawing. By now, I'm sure you would know how to create a sponged gradient. You can either put on all the colours on the sponge and apply it on your nail or you can put in one colour layer at a time. My personal preference is to apply it one colour at a time. I think the most important part is applying the top coat because then the colours will blend in better. After it dries, just follow the picture and replicate the floral design on your nail. I used a thicker gel pen to outline and define the different petals, but this can be an optional step.

I hope you enjoy this nail art tutorial. Are you obsessed with any fashion collection and want me to replicate the design? Let me know and it might be my next inspiration! 


  1. I love these studs and cannot wait to break them out again for Spring! I love what you did with them! Taping AND studs?! Awesome!

  2. Nail Art Couture - Samantha10 March 2014 at 22:39

    Thank you! I love your work!


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