As you are probably aware, I have been inactive on both my blog and Instagram for quite awhile now. Over the past months I have had to deal with a couple of issues and decided to take a break from doing nail art designs. I am now ready to get back into it all with new tutorials and designs to come!
Floral nails seem to always be my fall-back design as I feel they never fail to make your nails look highly sophisticated and impressive. I felt a bit adventurous and attempted to incorporate the floral look into a chevron design.
For this design you will need a white polish, a green polish and three shades of pink. From left to right, I used the colours OPI 'Alpine Snow', Ulta3 'Pale Dahlia', OPI 'Pink Friday', Sally Hansen 'Bubblegum Pink' and Sally Hansen 'Mint Sorbet'.
You will also need a couple of other nail art items. I used a dotting tool and thin paint brush to assist me with the flowers, however using a toothpick will also allow you to achieve the same effect. I also used striping tape, and two different sized pink gems (optional).
- Apply a white polish onto your nail until opaque. I used 2 coats. Let this dry completely or apply a layer of fast drying top coat.
- Cut two pieces of striping tape and place on the nail in a V shape.
- Paint the lightest pink shade onto the tip of the nail, making sure you are careful not to go over the striping tape.
- While the polish is still wet, peel off the striping tape.
- Use a dotting tool or toothpick to dab on a few pink blobs. Use the medium pink.
- Use a thin paint brush or toothpick to draw on small curved lines. Use the darkest pink.
- Use a thin paint brush or toothpick to draw small green petals next to the flowers.
- Finish off the design with a layer of top coat and place some pink gems along the V line created earlier.
This is such a simple design to achieve, yet it has the effect of making your nails look very sophisticated and pretty. I'd love to see any recreations of this design by tagging me @nailsbynikkih on Instagram!