We were so excited to find out that Kate Middleton decided to wear our favorite new nail trend—blending colors— on her wedding day. According to PEOPLE, the newly anointed Duchess of Cambridge was treated to a luxurious manicure by her mother-in-law Camilla Parker Bowles by celebrity manicurist Marina Sandoval of Jo Hansford Salon in London.
To create Kate’s neutral look, Sandoval blended two colors, Bourjois Rose Lounge and Essie's #423 Allure.
"Catherine wanted something very natural looking and I felt these matched her skin color beautifully," Sandoval said. "She wanted something off-white and bridal, so these were absolutely perfect."
Doris Nuñez, a manicurist at Salon AKS here in New York City, is a pro at mixing nail polish shades together to create one-of-a-kind tints and these bespoke lacquers are easy enough to blend yourself! Here are three of Doris’s favorite recipes for this spring, or get creative and mix a few of your own polishes.
1. Nail Recipes: Melon
Recipe 1: Melon
This is pinky-orange shade is hot this spring. In a shot glass, mix equal parts of Essie Guilty Pleasures with Essie Flawless ($8 each, essie.com).
2. Nail Recipes: Neutral
Recipe 2: Neutral
You can’t go wrong with a creamy neutral. Blend Deborah Lippmann Baby Love with Deborah Lippmann Sarah Smile for a sheer tan shade ($16 each, lippmanncollection.com).
3. Nail Recipes: Red
Recipe 3: Red
It’s a Latina classic! For spring, the hue has a touch of orange in it. Try Essie Cute As a Button with Essie Lollipop ($8 each, essie.com).