Spring is here! And isn’t it just WONDERFUL?
I love the sense of newness in the air on the first warm day of spring. It’s so refreshing. Plus I’m just excited to stop wearing big bulky coats.
With spring comes a plethora of new spring COLORS!!!
I’m especially excited about the colors that are in this spring, so I decided to put them on my nails!
I’m in love with this design, it just makes me so happy! And with some practice, and a steady hand, you can have it, too!
I’m not gonna say it’s easy… I had to redo a few nails to get them exactly the way I wanted. But don’t give up! If I can do it, you can too!
Here’s what you’ll need:
You can change out some colors if you want, as long as your base color and the color of your petals are very different, so that they pop!
Step 1: Paint your nails with a protecting base coat: It’ll help the polish stay on longer and protect your nail.
Step 2: Paint your nails with one layer of your base coat. It’s okay if it’s not completely opaque. By the time we’re done, no one will even notice. =)
Step 3: Here’s where it get’s tricky. Get some toothpicks ready! Take the polish you’ve decided will be the color of your petals, unscrew the top and get all the excess paint off of your brush. Lay it to the side, then proceed to dip a toothpick into the polish.
Paint five dots in a circle on your nail, then after you’ve gotten the dots drawn on, use the toothpick to pull the paint out from the circle so that they look like flower petals. I really wish I could have shown you this process, but unfortunately I only have two hands, and no way to take a picture WHILE I do it. Sorry, friends!
This is what it should look like when completed. It doesn’t have to be perfect, the flower is supposed to be playful. (That’s just what I say whenever something looks really messed up.)
Step 4: Take a black striper and draw some fun curlies on your nails. I put off buying my own striper for a long time, but now that I’ve got it, I really, really enjoy it. If you plan on painting your nails creatively, stripers are very useful.
The curlies can be difficult depending on how intricate you want them to be. This is the stage where I messed up a lot, and had to start all over. Just remember: KNOW WHEN TO STOP. If a curly looks already beautiful, and you think “Eh…. I can add another little curly and make it even better!”, don’t. You’ll mess it up. Just quit while you’re ahead.
That’s what happened to this pinky nail down here…
So here’s the finished product. I really like them, and I hope you do, too! Have a happy spring!
With love ❤