After a couple of months of no nail art, I decided to try out something new. I've never done a floral print nail art before, so I googled/youtubed around to find some inspiration (helpful video by elleanddish) and here's what I came up with. It's not a hard design, but I'm a little rusty so it took me a couple of minutes to get a handle on the design. But I do love the end result, it's a great summer floral design that's muted and goes with everything!
What I used:
(Left to Right) : Seche Vite Top Coat, Barry M "Beige", Sally Hansen "White On" , Revlon "Girly" , Revlon "Bubblegum", Rimmel "Ultra Violet", Seventeen Base Coat, Barry M "Watermelon", Sally Hansen "Green With Envy" AND a toothpick.
|(The third pic got cut off for some reason! It shows the white in the pink. Mix with a tooth pick!)|
1) Apply vaseline all around your nail. This helps in keeping the mess to a minimum and also keeps your finger tips moisturized after you're done. (It's the reason my fingers look funny in the picture).
2) After applying your base coat, apply a neutral color as our actual base. I went for beige, but you can use white or any other light color that will make the colours that come later POP.
3) Pick your flower colors, I went for a bright pink and a purple.
4) Apply a small round stroke on one edge of the nail, wait for it to slightly dry (but not completely). Then add the smallest hint of white and swirl it with the pink/purple with a toothpick to create the flower design. (It also helps if you have scratch paper on hand, so you can add a blob of white polish there and just dip the tooth pick instead of applying it directly to the nail).
5) Add a bit of green polish to your scratch paper, and with the tooth pick make lines around the flowers to create leaves. I used two shades of green to give the leaves for depth, but you can stick to one shade.
6) WAIT for everything to dry properly. This design needs some serious waiting or else all the work would be for nothing. I waited a good 15 minutes and checked my email before I proceeded to apply my top coat.
7) For the rest of the nails, I used Barry M Beige as a base with Revlon Girly on top to add some spunk.
If you try out the design, don't forget to share it with me!!!