Greetings! Today I’m really excited to bring to you a nail art tutorial. I was really nervous about presenting this — I don’t pretend to be good at doing manicures (…if you saw some of my designs, you would agree!) But I do enjoy trying out different designs on my nails. And I thought it’d be fun to share some of the recreations on here with you — my awesome followers!
Don’t worry about the difficulty of this tutorial — it’s a very easy to do nail art design that takes almost no time at all!
And just as a disclaimer, if I learned the particular design from anyone, I’ll be sure to let you all know so that you can also learn from the pro. 😉
I am not sure how frequently I will post these…maybe once a month, or every few months. I’m still not really sure. Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see a nail art tutorial on a regular basis!
For my first tutorial, I thought it’d be best to start with something easy and simple (…yes, I like to play it safe). And my absolute favorite way to dress up any manicure is by adding a simple flower in the corner. It doesn’t take long, it doesn’t take a professional, and it just adds something special to your nails.
So let’s dive right in!
Easy Nail Art for Beginners
Step 1: Apply Basecoat
There are many reasons to use a basecoat each time you paint your nails — the two biggest being that it protects your nails from getting dyed by the polish color and it helps your manicure last longer. Here I am just using Orly’s Bonder Rubberized Basecoat. I’ve been enjoying this product, as it really does help my manicures to last longer before it starts to chip!
Step 2: Apply Nail Polish
Okay, for this next part you’re going to need a white polish, such as Orly French Tips
(or whatever color you want your flowers to be) and a dotting tool. If you don’t have this type of tool, no worries — you can just use a bobby pin and toothpick. I will explain, in a moment, when to use them. 🙂
Step 3: Apply 5 Dots in a Circle
I use the large end of my dotting tool to apply these dots to the right corner of my nails. If you do not have a dotting tool, use a bobby pin and you will get the same results. 🙂 Allow to set for 5 seconds.
Step 4: Make a Dash in the Dots
Here is when I use the smaller side of my dotting tool (or toothpick, if I didn’t have this on hand). I lightly press the tool (or toothpick) into the center of one of the dots, and then gently drag it into the center of the circle.
BAM — you have your first petal!
Now you just repeat that process to all the petals.
And, *POOF*, you have a flower on your nail now! It looks so 2 dimensional when you just glance at your nails.
Depending on what you like, you can just have a flower on one nail or all your nails. Normally, I just do the flowers on the ring
finger of both hands. But for this tutorial, I decided to do it on all
It’s up to you!
Step 5: Apply Topcoat
Do not forget to apply a topcoat over your manicure. After all that hard word (which, actually, was really easy…) you do NOT want your design to start chipping or peeling off the next day.
Here I am using Orly Won’t Chip Resistant Topcoat
(and I know I sound like I am sponsored by ORLY….but I’m not! I promise! I just like their stuff, and I have it on hand, and I want to use it ;-). Personally, I like a thicker, more gel-like topcoat, but this does do a decent job.
And You’re Done!
That’s all there is to this easy nail art! It’s a really fun way to spice up your nail color and takes almost no time!
I hope you all enjoyed this nail tutorial. I know it isn’t rocket science, but I’ve frequently been asked how I create these flowers on my nails, so I thought to share. As you can see, it’s a really easy nail art designs that anyone can pull off.
Please be patient with me as I learn how to take pictures in order to post a tutorial. It was more tricky than I had expected, but I hope my next nail art tutorial will be better!
Until next time!
Marisa Blair says
This is super easy and I can't wait to try it! Great tutorial.
Caitlyn Phipps says
Love your nails. I am horrible when it comes to painting my nails but I may have to give this a try!
Marisa – It' my favorite, go-to way to dress up my nail polish. When you do it, tag me and use the hashtag #LadyKaty92_Nails so I can see!!
Caitlyn – Please do! And tag me! Can't wait to see how you're design comes out.
Wow this actually looks easy and doable for me to do! I'll definitely be giving it a shot 🙂 Thanks for the awesome tutorial! 🙂
Janet – it is very easy and fun to do 🙂 tag me and use the hashtag #LadyKaty92_Nails so we can see your awesome work!
Robin Wilson says
That is the easiest flower art I have ever seen! I cannot wait to surprise my little niece the next time I paint her toenails. I also love the base coat you used, I'm starting to really like dark colors occasionally!
Robin – I love adding one of these flowers on my big toe when I do a pedicure. It's quick, easy, and when it's that far away you don't have to worry about being perfect. 🙂
Cute nail art.. sooo pretty.. love your art.. Thanks you for giving these five ideas.. these five ideas are very usefully.. i think its so easy to make this design.. i am interested to base coat.. base coat are make attractive nail paint color.. its just a fantastic site.. Keep it up.. Thanks for sharing with us..
Ranvir – Thanks so much for your sweet comments! 😀