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Friday, 15 February 2013

Guest Post: Albertine's Floral Nail Tutorial

During the last Sunday #bbloggers chat I talked about how I'd like the opportunity to do/host more guest posting as it's such a nice way to put yourself out there. Luckily Albertine from DippyWrites had saw what I said and dropped me an email with her fantastic tutorial idea and we arranged to swap guest posts! Albertine is a really lovely girl and a great blogger so please go and check out her blog and maybe even give her a comment or follow! Keep a look out for her super cute moodboards that always leave me feeling inspired. Over to you!

Heya everyone! As Spring is (literally!!) just around the corner, I thought I would share with 
you a nice and simple floral nail tutorial. This is something I taught myself after seeing a few 
tutorials online and it's actually a lot easier than you would think to do!
I used my nail dotting tools to do this, but I think you could just as easily do it using a toothpick.

Okay so firstly paint your nails with a nude coloured polish. I used just one coat of Essie's Topless and Barefoot. Don't worry too much about it being a little bit streaky, as the majority of it will be covered with flowers.
Then, use your nail dotting tool or toothpick and a pale yellow nail polish to create the middles of the flowers. I decided to go for 3-4 per nail so it didn't look too crowded. Again, it doesn't really matter about getting these a perfect circle shape, as long as they're not too big, they'll be fine :)


Next, take a lilac nail polish and your nail dotting tool or toothpick and gently dab nail polish around the yellow centres of half of your flowers. I used Model's Own Lilac Dream for this (which is also a pretty good dupe for Essie's Splash of Grenadine!). The key to this is to make sure you don't have too much polish on your tool/toothpick, or it could end up looking a bit too messy.
Finally take a pink nail polish and repeat step 3. I decided to use Essie's Cute as a Button for this. And there you have it! Simple floral nails for spring :) Another great thing about this floral nail art is that you can use any colour you want for the petals, next time I'm thinking of using oranges and blues to create a bit of a clash!
I hope you've enjoyed reading my guest post for Lauren, and if you have, please feel free to check out my blog: DippyWrites :)
Thank you so much Albertine! Very pretty for Spring. I'm utterly dire at nail art so I'll definitely be trying this out some time soon. I'll be posting about my Top 5 Nail Varnishes for Spring over at DippyWrites so please go and check that out too when it's up, there are some really gorgeous colours that made the cut! 
Lauren

15 comments:

  1. I'm going to be giving this a go at some point this weekend. I've always wanted to be more creative with my nails, but I don't have the kit to do so -- I never thought of toothpicks. :)

    Love, Tilly | www.lovetilly.com

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    1. Me neither, you always think you need special tools and you really don't :) x

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  2. Fun design!! I love the mix of nude and neons :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  3. Ah these are so lovely! I'm going to give them a go soon I think! Great post :)

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  4. Very cute! Love this for spring!

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  5. I love guest posts. This is very pretty xx

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  6. These are totally cute! Love x

    http://crystalcosmicchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I know what I'll be doing later :) xx

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    1. awh yay let us know how you get on! :) x

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  8. that is such a simple way to get amazing looking nails, thanks for the post, I'll be definitely trying it out! x

    www.justshazea.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is! I can't wait to try it out soon :) x

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  9. Your so talented, I suck at doing any nail design :)

    I loved your blog, I'm a curvy girl too ;) following u


    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. I'm afraid I can't take credit! as much as I'd love to after your lovely compliments :) This was written by Albertine from dippywrites.blogspot.co.uk and I'd love it if you could follow her too! :) x

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  10. wow these look amazing and such a good tutorial to follow :) x

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