There are very few things that I love more than bright, colorful nail art! The best part about creating this is that you don’t need to be an artist to create something like this. Take it from me, I can’t draw anything but stick figures, but I found this design to be incredibly simple and quick to achieve. I used some gorgeous nail polishes that I found at Target that worked great for this look, especially since they dried so quickly and shaved off my waiting time in between steps. Inside I’ve got the full tutorial, step-by-step, including the exact polishes I used.
I purchased my polishes from Target, and my total came out to be under $15 for this entire look. I even used a bobby pin I had laying around the house for this look, which proves you don’t even need fancy nail art tools to achieve something pretty.
What Polishes I Used:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in “Lickety Split Lime.” I actually love the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes because they dry lightning fast.
Target has a beauty deal going on right now where you get a free topcoat with your polish!
Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in “Dream of Genie.” This is a gorgeous bright petal pink shade, perfect for creating our flowers!
Revlon Nail Art Neon, in white and yellow. I LOVE these Revlon polishes because they are double-sided, so you get two polishes in one. A lot of white nail polishes are very thin and sheer, and this one was perfectly opaque and rich in color. It is one of my nicest white polishes. The yellow is for the other flowers in my nail art design, as I love the way the pink and yellow flowers look over top of white. Also, you’re going to need a “dotting tool” for this look. If you have dotting brushes you can use them, or an old makeup brush you don’t mind ruining. I am using a bobby pin for this, and I used both sides for different colors.
The Inspiration For This Look:
My inspiration for this look is from Target’s floral nail art tutorial. They used yellow and pink flowers as well, but they chose a darker green for the stems. Mine varies slightly from theirs, but in general, I loved the way the flowers came out looking abstract and bright at the same time.
How To Get This Look:
Step 1: Paint your nails white. This is your base coat, so you want to make sure that you get a nice opaque white down. Luckily, this white was perfect in just two even coats. It also dried very quickly and I didn’t need to wait long between coats at all.
Step Two: Paint pink “stars” on top of the white. I like thinking of my flowers as “stars” beforehand because it makes it easier to draw. Just make a star-like shape on each nail using your bobby pin, and make sure to leave room for your other flower color. I put two pink flowers on each nail to leave room for the yellow flowers.
Step Three: Paint yellow “stars” in between the pink ones. Repeat step two, but with the yellow color. I just went in between the pink to fill up space. I ended up with two pink and two yellow flowers on each nail, but it will vary based on your nail size.
Step Four: Place white dots in the middle of each flower. Using the same white nail polish as my base coat, I put white dots in the middle of each “star” shape. Now they look much more like flowers and you can start to see the nail art vision coming through.
Step Five: Apply long, thin wispy green strokes to act as stems. I used the other side of my bobby pin to create the flower stems. I put a stem to each flower, and also some random streaks of green in between. Remember that this floral nail art is abstract looking and doesn’t have to be perfect in order to look nice!
You’re done! Sit back, and enjoy your bright and happy new nail art!
I also created a short pictorial so you can reference it if you’d like to try this nail art at home yourself:
I genuinely adore this nail art design and I can’t stop looking down at my nails! It’s just so happy and bright, and I just want to sit outside and sip iced tea in the sunshine when I look at it.
It’s Time for Springtime.
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