I spotted this manicure at MichellePhan.com headquarters and it was love at first sight! Springtime is the perfect opportunity to get flirty with your style, and more importantly, your nails. Bright pink lips and flowing midi skirts are hot trends this season, but this pretty mani should definitely make it to top of your must-try list – especially after you see how easy it is! With only four polishes, one tool (that you probably already have), and five simple steps, I promise you’ll end up with the prettiest nails on the block :) Here’s how:
Supplies: You can choose any shades to create your flowers, but try sticking with two varied hues of pink and a nice green for the leaves. This floral mani was created with:
- Diva-in-Training from Sephora by OPI
- Alpine Snow by OPI
- Turquoise & Caicos by Essie
- Pink Friday by OPI
- Make sure you also have one or two toothpicks on hand.
Step 1: After prepping your nails with a base coat, apply two coats of white polish to each nail.
Step 2: Once your nails are all white and dry, focus on one nail at a time. Using the light pink lacquer brush, place small circles randomly on your nail.
Step 3: While your light pink is still wet, apply slightly smaller dark pink spots on top of your existing light pink ones.
Step 4: Use your toothpick to swirl the light and dark pink together. You don’t want to have perfectly swirled circles, but more of a flowing, rose-like shape. Don’t worry if the lacquer appears textured – this will smooth once topcoat is applied.
Step 5: Dab a small portion of green lacquer (pastel greens make for an extra-feminine edge) onto a piece of paper. Use the other end of your toothpick, or a new one, and swipe green lacquer from the edge of your flower out. When you swipe the nail polish away from the flower it will thin to create the natural shape of a leaf. You can put a leaf on either side of the flower or next to each other.
Once all of your nails are in full bloom, seal the deal with a topcoat and file this nail art tutorial under Mastered Manicures! ^_^
**MEMBER CHALLENGE: I want to see your nail art! Upload your best spring-inspired manis to an album on your profile and leave the link below. I’ll pick some of you to feature in a Member Spotlight post next week! And if you have a blog, feel free to include it as well – I’ll include it in the spotlight :)
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