Floral Print Nail Art

by - April 20, 2012


I was feeling creative and thought I should do something exciting with my nails rather than a plain spring pastel colour for an outfit.

You will need:

A hair grip. I used this in making the daisies.

Pretty Colours! It is absolutely up to you what colours to use but I used:

- A Base coat Barry M 3 in 1 Clean (Basecoat Topcoat & Nail Hardener All In One)

- Brown Barry M, Mushroon

- Purple Barry M, Berry I/C 

- White Barry M, Matt White

- Blue Barry M, Cobalt Blue

- Yellow Collection 2000, Lemon Soda (I didn't like Barry M's yellow, this one in Collection 2000 was more pastel)

- The Floral Top, River Island (Of course you won't be needing this but just in case you want to know!)

Step 1:  Apply basecoat on all nails. A MUST! I cannot express the importance of basecoat before ANY colour light or dark, you don't want realise you have dyed your nails bright pink or green when you've removed the nail polish.

Step 2: After the basecoat has dried, apply your chosen background colour.


Here I got carried away with putting the first two daisies on straight away.

Step 3: After your background colour had dried apply the yellow dots by dipping the hair grip into the nail paint and dabbing it onto your nails. Remember to space them apart to leave space for the white petals and not to take up too much nail paint.

And it should look like this.

Step 4: Apply the white petals on and as with the yellow middle, dip the hair grip into the nail paint and dab on the petals carefully.

Doing these nails did take me a couple of tries, but its well worth it in the end.

Step 5: Once the daisies have dried apply a top coat to make the daisies look flat. This is also to stop everyday smudging, chipping or scratching. As you can see I've added white dots around the flowers, it made it look less bare and more floraly (if that's a word).

I'm going to try this out with the blue background on all nails and see how it looks.

Check out my American flag nail art here.

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  1. Wow these are really cool. How long did they take you?
    I usually do stuff like this with my nails, but it's annoying to spend so much time on them and then they chip.
    Chelsea xx

  2. It took me around 30 minutes, its all because of the drying time but it was all well worth it. It does take a couple of tries but you'd get the hang of it. Try it out :)

  3. I will do thank you, I think it gets easier the more you do it too, I've been doing patterns on my nails for a while and other then the drying time, I think me personally creating the pattern I am getting quicker.
    Thank You for this post.

  4. Yeah it does, I had this nail design in mind for ages but I thought I should just get right down to it and try it out and it led to a pretty result! Your Welcome :)

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