Sunday, 6 January 2013

Floral Nail Art

I haven't done any nail art in a while, but judging by the amount of nail related products I received for Christmas, I feel like I would be cheating everyone if I didn't immediately get back into it!

I'm starting of January with Navy floral print nails, which are really easy to do but look a bit more quirky compared to your average leopard print art.


I started off by painting a base coat of Nails Inc Basil Street, then going over it with Nails Inc Motcomb Street. As the Navy Motcomb Street is really dark and thick, I only needed one coat.


 I then used the Blue nail art pen from this kit I got for Christmas to draw little open triangles all over my nails. The floral print needs to look like a pattern, so don't be afraid to draw randomly all over the nail, and ensure that you draw a few near the edges so it looks like it would carry on.

If you are just starting to use a nail pen and don't feel completely comfortable using it to draw yet, an easy way to get started is to draw tiny dots instead of a whole line.



After the Blue open triangles were dry, I filled in their centres with small Green dots. This forms the flower.


 To get rid of the tiny mistakes and spillages on my finger around the nail I used this nail polish removal pen. This was also a Christmas present but I have since seen them on eBay here.

Do you like nail art? Leave a comment below if you can think of any styles I should try out! xxx

17 comments:

  1. Wow! I love your nail art! I am so bad at it!! :) LaceyLoves x

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    1. Thank you!
      Practice makes perfect! xxx

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  2. Very cute! I like the colors your chose. x


    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  3. this is so pretty, I should really get back into nail art!
    tie-dye-eyes

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    1. Thank you!
      It really doesn't take much longer than painting your nails one colour, but I haven't got round to it in a while either! xx

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  4. This is awesome, I really like it! I'm dying to try those nail art pens, are they any good and are they easy to use?

    Please check out my blog if you have a chance, I’ve given it a bit of a revamp, I was clearly very bored over the Christmas hols!! Haha

    Helen

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. Hi :)

      They're actually really good quality! I've got the Models Own pens too and they're pretty similiar :) They have a pen and a striper (like a long brush) so they're quite easy to use too, check them out :)
      xxx

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  5. Ooo these look so pretty! I'm never very good at nail art but I might have to try this :) I usually just stick to glitter hehe :P
    Love Holly x

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    1. Just use the pen to make small dots at first instead of fully drawing the line, then you will get used to it and feel more confident in drawing!

      :) xx

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  6. Gorgeous nail art! Very pretty and just cath kidstonesque


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This is so cute! I really need to experiment more :)

    xo,
    Lela - www.LelaLONDON.com

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  8. this is beautiful, love it :) xx

    armariodedanielle.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. very creative!! totally nice!
    I have a Chicnova Jewelry giveaway for 3 lucky winners starting 9 Jan..so do visit!
    www.fashionistaera.blogspot.com

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  10. How fun! Wishing I had the patience to do my nails to look like this!! Gorgeous!
    xo TJ

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  11. Wow, these turned out great! Love that you used blue and green shades instead of the typical leopard print colours. So bright and funky! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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