Olga has created a lovely and easy nail design for me to post, but she also has some really complex designs to meet all levels so be sure to check her out if you're looking for something more challenging. Here is my attempt above, I am for sure on the basic of basic levels when it comes to nail art, but Olga really does cater to every ability :). Read below for a step by step how-to.
Hello Ladies! (And gents if there are any reading ;))
My name is Olga, I have a nail art blog called Furry Fury Nail Art (furryfurynailart.wordpress.com), and Emma very kindly invited me to do a guest post on her blog, which I’m really excited about! So thanks very much for that Emma :)
My blog is all about nail art; I do tutorials, hauls, tips for healthier nails, product reviews, etc. Why nail art? It’s a simple form of expression and it’s very fun! Anyone can do it (and I mean anyone—I’m terrible at drawing, my hands are shaky, and I’m very impatient usually, but with nail art none of that shows), and it really can make a huge difference in your attire when your nails are neat and done well.
About me: I’m an engineering student, just starting my MSc. I love working with technology, power tools, designing and assembling gadgets, etc, but I’m actually quite girly and love makeup and fashion-related stuff. If you read my blog, you may notice that I only ever have short nails—that’s because they often get badly chipped in the workshop, plus it’s a safety issue, so I just keep them short all the time.
All of my blog posts are about nail art and this one is no different. This tutorial is for beginners and is extremely easy to do. Best part is, you don’t need any special equipment, just nailpolish and a toothpick! So grab your three favorite colors and try it out as you read along.
Here are the items I used: a base (OPI) and top coat (Seche Vite), pink (Catrice), green (SinfulColors), purple (Essence), and blue glitter (Sinful Colors) polish, and a toothpick.
Begin by applying a base coat to protect your nails and make the design last longer. Once that is dry, apply your base color (in my case, baby pink) until it is opaque. It’s a good idea to use a light color for the base and darker colors for the flowers.
To draw the flowers, first place 4-5 dots in a circle with the nailpolish brush of your first darker color (in my case, aqua-green).
Wait 20-40 seconds for the polish to become tacky, then take your toothpick and drag the nailpolish from the center of each dot to the center of the circle, making a flower-petal form. Don’t worry if the design isn’t perfect; it will just add character to each of the flowers.
Repeat this step with the second dark color.
Repeat on the rest of your nails.
Next, take the dark nail polishes again and dot the centers of the flowers with the opposite colors: a green center for a purple flower and vice versa.
This step is optional, but I really like doing this: add a glitter top coat. It will help to camouflage any imperfections, as well as making the design more fun.
Finally, add a top coat to seal your design. By re-applying your top coat every other day, you can get your design to last up to a week without chipping.
I love this design because it’s the first nail-art design I’ve ever tried. After seeing a similar design on JulieG’s youtube channel, I did it on my nails and absolutely loved it! That’s how I originally got into nail art!
If you like this design and want to check out some of my other work, stop by my blog furryfurynailart.wordpress.com. Also, feel free to leave comments/suggestions/requests and I will do my best to answer/fulfill them! Take care! XO