Dusty Hues, Dots and Chevrons

We’ve had some warmer weather here in my neck of the woods, but lots of rain and overcast skies. My color choices were largely inspired by our weather: the colors are reminiscent of spring but muted and dusty.

This is a very simple mani, but I was super pleased with how it came out! Two of the colors I used are pretty new to my collection and work so well together! To start with, I painted my base colors on my nails. I used Nicole by OPI – Daisy (picked up on clearance recently at Target for a little more than $1.00) on my ring finger and on the others I used Butter London – Bossy Boots (acquired on the cheap at TJMaxx). I used two coats of each polish to achieve full opacity.

Dusty Spring Colors with a simple dotticure and chevron accent.
Dusty Spring Colors with a simple dotticure and chevron accent.

I applied a coat of Seche Vite to each nail to speed the drying process and then started in on the basic art. I used a medium dotting tool and added a simple dot pattern on each of my nails except for the accent using OPI – My Vampire is Buff.

On the accent, I used regular and narrow chevron nail vinyls and painted in the open areas with My Vampire is Buff and Bossy Boots.


  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Butter London – Bossy Boots
  • Nicole by OPI – Daisy
  • OPI – My Vampire is Buff
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

Simple as this is, it is one of my favorite manis I have done in a while! I love how well the colors work together. Not to mention there are dots and chevrons, some of my favorite mani elements!