Nothing ushers in the start of spring like the return of our favorite nail trends in pastel hues. What is really exciting this season is the delicate ombre nails by Katie Jane Hughes (@katiejanehughes) for butter LONDON that graced Tadashi Shoji’s Spring 2016 collection.

Inspired by the floral beauty found in Japanese gardens, the nail art features asymmetrical sweeps of lilac and white to create just the right amount of feminine edge. 

 

THE COLORS



Cotton Buds ($15)
A pure white creme nail lacquer

butter LONDON Cotton Buds

Muggins ($15)
A dusty lilac creme nail lacquer

butter LONDON Muggins


Molly Coddled ($15)
A bright orchid creme nail lacquer

butter LONDON Molly Coddled

 


 

Step by Step

CREATE THIS LOOK

TADASHI SHOJI SPRING 2016 NAIL ART

 



1. Apply one coat of basecoat to clean, dry nails.



2. Using the Ombre Brush, dip the tip of the brush in Cotton Buds Nail Lacquer, sweep the brush lightly from the tip of the nail, beginning from a different angle on each nail.



3. Repeat with Muggins Nail Lacquer.


 

4. Repeat with Molly Coddled Nail Lacquer.



5. Finish with one coat of topcoat for a soft yet shiny finish.