Beauty | Floral print nail art tutorial

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.

My apologies for the fuzzy picture but taking detailed pictures of nails is a lot harder than you'd think.



About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine,, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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