Mardi Gras Inspired Nails

Bring on the bead!
Mardi Gras Nails
It’s Mardi Gras, a carnival most famously celebrated in New Orleans! The French Quarter, in NOLA, is filled music, colorful costumes, masks, as well as Mardi Gras beads. I’ve decided to paint my nails the shiny metallic purple inspired by Mardi Gras beads for the celebration! I’m dog sitting at my sister’s at the moment and I’m rummaging through her box of colorful nail lacquers goodies. Since I don’t have the exact shade of purple that matches my bead, I’ve decided to customize and make my own. Read more and learn how to make your own shade.Mardi Gras Polishes
My cocktail of colors: Since I know that blue + red = purple I came up with this concoction to get the right shade to match my beads. KleanColor in Beach Blue, OPI 30 (a bright pink shade), and Color Club 7 for some purple shimmer.


  1. One coat of KleanColor in Beach Blue
  2. Top that color with OPI 30 before the blue is totally dry
  3. To complete the look use a coat of Color Club 7

Take a look at other colors inspired by New Orleans from OPI from our past post.

Say hello to Tank, my sister’s bulldog/baby! Judging by his beads he’s ready for Fat Tuesday!

Written by: Jocelyn Tabajonda Ly

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