Monday, September 23, 2013

nail art: sweet florals


Nails for this week is this sweet candylicious floral look from Chalkboard Nails. I really liked the colours and design for this so I copied that look and made a tutorial for you guys :D 

I used a soft metallic pink - it actually looks silver with a tiny hint of pink, pretty pretty - a light pink for the floral base, a darker/hot pink for the floral outline, dark mint green (instead of light mint green as used by chalkboard nails), yellow and black. 


  1. So, paint your nails two or three coats of the metallic pink for the base colour. You can use a light beige, nude or light grey too. Those would be nice as well.
  2. Then, use your light pink polish to make irregular circles for the flowers. Concentrate them towards the sides of your nail rather than in the center. 
  3. Using your red/dark pink polish and toothpick, make some outlines for the flower. I did three strokes for the outer petals and two or three smaller strokes for the inner petals. The strokes do not need to be neat and straight, in fact, making them squiggly or irregular actually gives quite a nice look. They make your flowers look bigger and bolder. 
  4. Then, using your toothpick add mint polish for the leaves. I used a darker turquoise rather than light mint green because I felt that the base colour was already quite a light and neutral colour. I like to go bold with colours.
  5. Finally, add random yellow and black dots in the remaining spaces. I paired two black dots together and yellow ones were bigger but single. Use a toothpick for this step too. 
My mum finally asked me to paint this design for her. It's the first time she's wanted me to paint a design for her. I'm guessing it's because it she thinks it is more age appropriate because of the neutral base colour. I'd usually use mint green for the base when doing florals. 



xoxo