Spring is finally here, flowers are blooming, and my exams are done! I was feeling a touch of creativity this week and thought I would venture into the world of nail art once again. For a girl whose specialities include lines, dots, and glitter tips, attempting to make flowers was a challenge. Keep reading for my fun, less than perfect results!
You will need...
Your (disposable) artist's palette (I used the back of a piece of beauty related cardboard packaging)
All of your usual manicure materials (base coat, top coat, nail file, etc...)
A few tooth picks
Base (Julep Randi)
Petals (Essie Blanc)
Details (Julep Jules, Catrina)
Step 1: Go about your usual manicure routine. Paint your nails a solid, bright colour. I decided to use Juelp Randi. Make sure your polish is dry before proceeding.
Step 2: Haphazardly place a dot in your choice of petal colour in the middle(ish) of each nail using a dotting tool. I used Essie Blanc.
Step 3: Using the same colour and same tool as Step 2 place five more dots around the centre dot to form a basic flower. Allow polish to dry before proceeding.
Step 4: Using one of your accent colours (I used Julep Jules) place a small dot in the middle of each flower.
Step 5: Use your second accent colour (I used Julep Caterina) apply a smaller dot. I then added a few more dots of each Jules and Caterina to make a multidimensional, artistic flower centre.
Step 6: Add two green dots (Julep Payton) near the corner of your flower. These will form the leaves. Wait a few seconds for the polish to firm up.
Step 7: Using a clean tooth pick, drag the end through the green dot to create a line, and elongate the dot to a leaf shape. Be gentle, but firm and quick in this process. They don't need to be perfectly even!
Step 8: Allow for polish to dry, add top coat.
Proof that I did this on both hands.
While my manicure may not be perfect, I had a real blast creating this! What a great way to get me in a spring/summer kind of mood!
What are your inspirations for a spring manicure?
Happy creating xoxoxo