Over the summer I developed a nail art and nail polish obsession. It started with a discussion on Twitter with a fellow blogger and a shocking vibrant orange polish and has blossomed into a full on fixation. Luckily for readers of J’adore… this nail art obsession (which also opened the door to an interest in beauty) means I am better positioned to offer content, opinions, reviews and tutorials about beauty. So without further ado her is my floral nail art tutorial.
What you’ll need:
-a base coat (I used Revlon Multi Care Base+Top Coat)
-a top coat (I used Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat)
-a base colour (I used Rimmel London Lasting Pro in Black Satin)
-three nail colours: one for the leaves (I used a green shade from Ardene) and two for the flower (I used a bright pink shade from Ardene’s and Bourjois Paris So Laque Ultra Shine nail polish in Rose Lounge)
Optional: rhinestones for the center of each flower
Step 1 After applying your base coat apply your base colour and let dry (please ignore the smudges).
Step 2 Apply randomly placed dots using the darker of your flower petal colours. I used the base of a skewer but you can use a dotting tool, freehand the dots using the nail polish brush or use a nail art brush.
Step 3 Draw two half circles around each dot using the lighter of the flower petal colours and a nail art brush, toothpick or dotting tool. I used a toothpick.
Step 4 Using a nail art brush, dotting tool, toothpick or the nail polish brush draw two leaves onto each flower. I used a nail art brush. Wait for it to dry, add a top coat and voila!
Bonus step While your top coat is still wet use a toothpick to apply rhinestones to the center of each flower (I applied pink and gold rhinestones to my thumbs) and finish off with two or three coats of top coat.