Cute Flower-Inspired Nails

I’m not fantastic at doing my nails but I do quite enjoy trying to make them pretty.

I bought a few new Essie nail polishes on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart recently so I wanted to do a cute nail art design that is inspired by flowers.  We just planted our garden so it was the perfect fit!

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Here’s what I used:

  • Essie Nail Polish in Turquoise and Caicos (green)
  • Essie Nail Polish in Blanc (white)
  • Essie Nail Polish in Eternal Optimist (pink)
  • Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat
  • Nail art tool that has a round ball on the end

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pink polish
  • Green polish
  • White polish
  • Top coat
  • Nail art tool

Here’s what to do:

  1. Start with clean nails – use nail polish remover on them if need be before you start
  2. Paint your ring finger nails white, you’ll probably need multiple coats as white is one of those colors that shows all flaws
  3. Paint your other fingers pink
  4. Once that dries, use the nail art tool to draw little flowers on the nail using pink for the flower, green for the stem and add a white dot in the middle of the flower
  5. Add your top coat
  6. Voila!  Pretty nails!

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Clean nails before.

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Flower inspired nails after!

Now, here’s some of my learning lessons…

I used a nail art tool that had a little ball on the end of it.  The only problem with that is that sometimes the amount of polish on the ball is deceiving, which resulted in a flower that was a bit messy.  Instead, use less polish and create little dots and then join them together to create a bunch of flowers.

I also would recommend using a brush for the stem and leaves instead as I used the tool with the ball and they became a bit wide.  Alternatively, you could use a toothpick as that seems to create a finer stem.

All in all though, my nails actually don’t look so bad as both the flower head and the stem are both “chunky” so it sort of flows.

I’d love for you to share your nail art with me!  Tweet me pictures to @ErinBlaskie or tag me on Instagram – my handle is @ErinBlaskie – or upload them to our Facebook page!  As I mentioned, I’m new at this and just starting to get inspired so I’d love to see your ideas too!