Wednesday, 27 August 2014

How To: Pretty Little Rose Nails

Even though summer is almost over I still think this nail art design can work in any season, all you have to do is switch around some of the shades. Maybe you could make it more autumnal by using more red or orange shades or make it more summery by going a bit brighter. 
What is great about this nail art design is that it doesn't have to look perfect! It's almost a watercolour effect so it's a lot easier to do than you may think. 

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Step One | Start off with a nude coloured polish all over. I'm using shade Instyle Nude by Nails Inc.
Step Two | Using a small brush and a few light pretty colours, apply rough circles randomly. I'm using Yellow by Barry M and Rose Libertine by Rimmel London.
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Step Three | With a small brush create 'C' shapes randomly on the rough circles to create a rose looking shape with slightly darker shades than before. I'm using Haute in the Heat by Essie and Mango by Barry M.
Step Four | Create little leaves around the flowers with a small brush. I'm using Spring Green by Barry M.
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Step Five | Using a dotting tool fill in any little gaps with some other shades to make little flowers. I'm using Lilacism by Essie and a random white polish I have.
Step Six | Apply a top coat to seal in the design so it will last much longer. I'm using the Ciaté Speed Coat.

I love doing a bit of nail art and I hope you liked this tutorial. If you'd like to see more nail tutorials, please leave any ideas you would like to see in the comments below.


  1. Beautiful manicure :)I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

  2. These look so pretty! Love the shades you used!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  3. I can't believe how good these look! I wish I was good at nail art, if I attempted this it would just turn out like massive splodges aha!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  4. Gorgeous :) If only I had nice long nail beds to be able to do art like that on my own fingernails...
    Maybe I'll give it a try anyway and see how it turns out. Xx

    Brooke || Eclectic Clash

  5. These are so pretty and cute! I don't think I could ever be that precise with my nails though, I'm terrible at applying simple nail polish never mind art lol x

    Beauty with charm

    1. Thank you lovely :) I've managed to train my hand to stay sturdy! It's easier than you think though, definitely worth attempting. x


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