April 10, 2014

Nailed It: Black & Pastel Floral

Black & Pastel Floral Flower Nail Art Tutorial

I saw something similar on Pinterest and loved it so much I decided to re-create it. I think the design turned out so pretty and feminine and is perfect for this in between "Spring" weather we've been having lately. I love the contrast of the little pastel flowers against the glossy black, it's girly with a little bit of edge!

1. Begin by applying two coats of black (or the base color of your choice) to all nails, I used Chanel's Black Satin.

Black and White Flower Floral Nail Art Tutorial

2. Using a dotting tool, create three five-petal flowers on each nail using a white polish, I used Deborah Lippmann's Amazing Grace. It's important to use white before you use the pastels to make them really pop against the black. I used a slightly bigger dotting tool for the flowers on my thumb, but if you only have one you can just vary the amount of polish on the tool and the pressure applied to create dots of different sizes.

3. Use a toothpick to create a dot in the centre of each flower. You can totally stop here if you just want white flowers, I think that looks very pretty, too. With just plain white it reminds me of Marc Jacobs perfume bottles for some reason.

4. Using the same dotting tool, cover the white dots with your chosen flower colors. You want to make sure you have enough polish on the tool to completely cover the white petals you applied earlier. I varied the color placement of flowers on each nail to give it a more complete, and less pattern-y look. Continue covering the white petals with colors of your choice. Allow a longer than normal time to dry before applying top coat, and you're done!

Black and Pastel Floral Flower Nail Art Tutorial

A super easy and pretty nail art design for Spring!

Products Used:
Chanel Black Satin
Deborah Lippmann Amazing Grace
OPI Do You Lilac It?
Deborah Lippmann Spring Buds
Sally Hansen Pink Blink
Color Club Blue Light
Deborah Lippmann Rehydrating Base Coat
CND Super Shiney Top Coat
CND Solar Oil
Dotting Tools


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