29 September 2012

Floral Nail Art

I'm being so naughty right now, I should be working on my essay that is due in on the 12th of October but I just couldn't wait to stick up today’s post.

Last night whilst watching yet another episode of Downton Abbey I decided to try some nail art on my tiny nails. I wanted to try a design that I had seen in a YouTube video by the one and only Bubzbeauty. I have been following her for such a long time on YouTube, she is so gifted at what she does, plus she is amazingly beautiful! Anyhow, after seeing her most recent video on this vintage nail design I just fell in love...I had to try it for myself! Bubzbeauty has used inspiration from Cath Kidston designs, you all know which ones!

Here is my attempt everyone, and just so you know, even short nails can kind of pull this off hehe!
My finished nails are above, along with the nail colours that I used to create this look. I have a mixture here of Barry M, Color Club and Collection all of which are cruelty free polishes. I also have a nail tool here which I got off eBay a couple of years ago, I think I got a set of 5 for less than £5, however there is no need to buy something like this as you can simply use a toothpick or anything quite small with a point.

I've recreated the flower on a piece of paper as I'm new to this whole art design business and I didn't take any pictures whilst I was creating the look last night. In my defence it was too dark for pictures as they would have looked a bit ropey under my bedroom light.

All you have to do is paint your nails in a solid base colour, as you can see I chose a pastel blue and white as my base colours; once this is dry you're ready to get designing! Simply place your first colour for your flower onto your nails, seeing as mine are quite short I did just one flower on each nail and then two on my thumb nail. Next all you have to do is using your tool of choice just create an edge around your flower to be, this doesn't have to be neat. Then all I did was put a few leaves on either side of my flowers using two shades of green, one would be fine though. Lastly all you have to do is add a top coat to help the design last longer on your nails and then you're done!

Seriously, if I can do this anybody can as my nails as you can see are very short and I think they look ok; in fact, I'm quite pleased with them!

So, what do you think?

Thanks to Bubz for the great video, she inspired me to create this look.
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16 comments

  1. so pretty! they look gorgeous! :D x

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  2. Looks lovely. I attempted something like this but definately think it would have gone better with one of those tools you're using. I only do my left hand too. :/
    x
    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm not as good with my right hand, but I just keep on trying. They didn't turn out too bad but I found it hard to take picture of my right hand with my camera haha!

      You should take a look on eBay, I bet there are some available :)

      Thank you Danielle xx

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  3. I absolutely love your nails! I could never be able to paint something like that on my nails - I'm too clumsy haha. Amazing job :)

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    1. Honestly, I reckon you could I'm quite clumsy too! The amount of times I scuff my nails whilst waiting for them to dry...it's a large amount.

      Thank you for the nice words :) xx

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  4. That looks so good! x

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much :) I'm glad you liked it Ellie xx

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  5. Aww your nails look so gorgeous! Might have to give this a go... although I can't imagine mine would look anywhere near as good- yours are pretty perfect!
    Kaz x

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    1. These are far from perfect but thank you all the same Kaz :D
      Have go, I would love to see!

      xx

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  6. This is one of the best floral nail art tutorial I've seen! Looks really pretty! x

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    1. Thank you so much :) I really appreciate that xx

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  7. aw october 2th is ages away, you're fine! and that is sooo pretty, i could see why you wanted to get it up here. i really need to get myself one of those brushes. but then again, i have no talent painting my nails =P

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    1. Have a go Marlen, I'm sure you will surprise yourself :)

      Thank you!! xx

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  8. That's so pretty! Love it, your nails look so gorgeous<3

    Kisses!
    http://fashionable-book.blogspot.com

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