Friday, April 22, 2011

i have conquered the floral nail!

I have tried doing floral nails multiple times. I tried freehand ones, and I tried the ones where you blob on the colors and swirl them, but I just never liked the outcome.
And a few days ago I saw an image somewhere where they used a rose stamp to make floral nails. The image was unwatermarked though so I don't know who to credit!
Anyway, I was inspired and went right to it yesterday!
And they're amazing, if I do say so myself.

(click to enlarge)
And now I'm going to post multiple pictures because I like them so much.

Perfect for spring!

They make my short nails look cute.

Even did my right hand really well!

For this design I started with 2 coats of Joe Fresh - Faded Violet.
I then added some light pink blobs with a small brush, with Wet N Wild Wild Shine - Tickled Pink. I made them roughly the same size as the rose image.
Using OPI - Dim Sum Plum I stamped the rose from Bundle Monster BM14.
And then using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Green With Envy, I added some leaves with a small brush.
Add Seche Vite, and it's done!

Love love love.

I'm off to do some spring cleaning. Yuck.


  1. Don't damage those gorgeous nails in your spring cleaning.

  2. i love this! definitely going to break out my plate with the rose to do this design!

  3. I love this!!! SO pretty and the color combo is beautiful!

  4. Cute and neat! And so springish!! :)

  5. That is insane! I really, really, REALLY love this manicure! The flowers look so pretty.

  6. I like that rose image. I have a similar mani with the same image and similar colours (07/12/10). Florals are sooo my thing. Your nails are a lovely shape.

  7. Oh so pretty!! This is the best version I've seen so far!

  8. AH MAZING! I thought for sure you used 2 colors on the stamp for the rose--I am so impressed with this mani! I love OPI Dim Sum Plum. I love Spring too, I wish we had it here instead of 30's and rain all the time! Happy Easter!

  9. Thanks for this tutorial! I just did my nails like this, and it turned out great :o)

  10. thank you everyone! so many awesome comments!

    Ash-Lilly, thanks! I'll check it out!

    Inievin, don't worry, I don't have spring either! It actually snowed here yesterday and the temp is -2 celcius right now.
    This is our "spring." Hah!

    Chantal, I'm glad I could help you out!

  11. i really want to try these, i love them so much!!

  12. Beautiful thanks for the idea im so going to try it

  13. Rebecca, I'm in love with your nails !
    This manicure is ... STUNNING ! :)
    Xx. S

  14. Oooh wow thats an awesome way to do flowery nails! Love them! =)

  15. Oh, I love them! Very pretty! :)

  16. Your nails are so cute! They say spring all over them <3 stamping over the pink blobs was genius!