Friday, 27 May 2011

Floral Nails

Hi everyone, I hope you're all well - the weekend is finally here! Hooray (or not so much as I have work tomorrow, boo!) I've been having a lazy day today, not doing a great deal - the weather has been absolutely horrendous so I've been staying inside and hiding from the horrible rain. I was bored this afternoon and decided to brighten today up by having a go at some floral nail art. I've been scouring through Tumblr and Weheartit for nail art and I'm in awe of the beautiful creations so many people have done; I wish I was half as good as them! Nonetheless, I thought I'd give it a whirl myself, after seeing a few floral designs that caught my eye, and didn't look TOO complicated. 

After much deliberation on how to go about creating my floral design/which colours to use, I settled for these:

Barry M in Lemon Ice Cream, Nails Inc in Warwick Avenue, Revlon in Minted, Models Own WAH Nail Art Pen in White

I used the yellow as a base coat (which took about 3 coats, sigh) and then popped some thin pink splodges at random places on each nail. The key is to make them thin - if you put too much polish on they will look thick and stick out (I made this mistake on my thumb, oh well). Once that had dried (and looked very Mr Blobby-esque) I used the brush on the nail art pen to add some white over the pink splodges, making them look a little more rose-like. After that I used the green to create some leaves around the roses, basically trying my best to make them look leaf-like but it's okay if they don't turn out perfect. Here is the result....

I really, really love how they turned out. I am by no-means any good when it comes to nail art (I have really shaky/clumsy hands and a tendency to make a big huge mess) but I think this was simple enough for me to muster. It's definitely not perfect but I think it does look really pretty. You just have to be patient and remember not too apply too much polish, and you should find yourself really pleased with the results. I'm definitely going to be doing this lots from now on, and can't wait to play around with colours etc.

I have no idea who first thought of 'floral nail art' but I fully credit whoever it was, as well as all the lovely nail designs I found through Tumblr and Weheartit, as florals make me very, very happy. 

What do you think to my floral nails? Will you be giving this a go?
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47 comments

  1. Woww these are stunning! Well done! :) xx

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  2. Lovely, well done you :-) x

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  3. these nails are amaing! they look so proffesional! i need a nail art pen so i can try these out! please check out my blog http://followlaurasrainbow.blogspot.com/ :)

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  4. i really really like these Hannah :) great job xx Have a lovely weekend x

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  5. LOVE IT. i'm so rubbish at this sort of stuff but i might give it a go anyway. yours are so good! love that you're back blogging toooo! xo.
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  6. They look so pretty, you did a great job! xx

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  7. Oh my goodness, these are absolutely gorgeous! Cant believe you did them yourself, theyre seriously so pretty-well done! +i know, how vile has the weather been?! Yuck! Xxx

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  8. Wow hannah! these are bloody amazing!! xxxx

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  9. I have trouble painting my nails with my left hand anyway. I think you've done a great job, they look brilliant.

    Caroline
    xxx

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  10. These are amazing! Don't be silly, I think you're really good at it. Way better than anything I've ever attempted! Can't wait to see more :)

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  11. WOW!! They're so good! i have no patience with this kind of thing but i want to give it a go, it looks really nice xxx

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  12. Wow! They are really good, even if you aren't an expert
    I'd love to see them with a blue background, kind of like your blog design!
    x

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  13. LOVE THEM!! Definitely having a go tonight!

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  14. These look awesome - well done!! I'll def have to give these a go :)

    L x

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  15. they are gorgeous! well done :) there is no way i have the patience to attempt that! x

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  16. So pretty! I definitely don't have the skill to do something like this, but they look amazing!

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  17. This is so so pretty! I love the yellow polish xx

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  18. These are so sweet! They definitely compliment your whole persona. I have warick avenue free from Glamour, I found the formula to be pretty terrible after a while!

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  19. This look gorgeous, such a good job :)

    xx

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  20. AAAAAGGGGGHHHHH! THEY ARE BEAUT! You have dona a great job! I'm gonna have to try out floral nails sometime soon! :)

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  21. These look AMAZING! definitely trying this out :) xxx

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  22. These look amazing! Going to give this a try for sure - probably not as lovely as yours are but hey ho!

    xxx

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  23. Wow so impressed with these, they are so pretty and summery! Loving it xx :o)

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  24. Amazing, your nails look super cute!! ^_^ xx

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  25. That looks super cute! Love the design :) xx

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  26. That is amazing and gorgeous!

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  27. wow i freaking love it so creative i want my nails like that!!

    E7

    XOXO

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  28. They look really good and really pretty colours :)

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  29. These look so cute!
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    x

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  30. Those nails are beautiful <3

    xx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  31. well done they look amazing!

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  32. Keep an eye out for the 'middle of nowhere' ... one moment you know where you are, the next ...

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  33. These nails are gorgeous! :)

    Maria xxx

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  34. these are super pretty and lovely x

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  35. IN LOVE with that (:

    So pretty and simple, I must get round to trying it.

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  36. the nail turned out so nice! x

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  37. This is such a great idea!!! Your nails look so cool. I'll def be trying this one out! xx

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  38. Wow! These looks like nail stickers! I'm totally going to try this at the weekend...I guess you need lots of patience tho! Kx

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  39. I've been obsessed with rose nail art at the moment. Its well easy. I posted some a while ago x

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