Today I'll show you how I did this Cath Kidston inspired floral nail design. You will need a lot of patience, so be prepared…
Base: Kiko - Smooth base
Barry M - Huckleburry
Flowers: Essie - funny face
Barry M - Rose Hip
Essence Nail art pen - spacy pink
Alessandro french liner - white
Catrice - Sold out for ever
Collection - Shameless
Top Coat: Essie - No chips ahead
Tools: Essence - striper brush (if you don't have one, use a toothpick)
You don't necessarily need a nail art pen either, it'll work with toothpicks.
This list of products is just a suggestion. You may choose any colour you like, but the more similar colours you use, the better the flowers will look.
Step 1: Apply your base coat and a light colour as the background of the design. Wait for it to dry completely.
Step 2: Now you want to create the shape of the flowers. Take the second darkest colour you chose (Essie - funny face) and create three misshapen circles on each nail you want the flower design. It's easier to do when you only take a small amount of nail polish on the brush. I did this on two nails of each hand, because I thought it takes too long to paint all of my nails this way.
Step 4: The next step is to add dimension to it. I did this by applying an even lighter pink (Barry M – rose hip) directly beneath the lines I already created. You don’t really need to wait till the lacquer dries, it looks quite nice when the two colours mix.
Now you should have something like a rose on your nail.
Step 5: If you haven’t painted the roses on each nail, you might want to add a little something to the rest of them. I decided to add little white dots. If you have a French liner, it’s easiest to use this one, otherwise I would recommend to use the toothpick again. I dotted the colour on each nail, on the ones with the flowers too.
Step 6: When the nail polishes are completely dry, you can continue with painting leaves. I used the lighter green colour (Catrice - Sold out for ever) and added two leaves to each rose. To make them look more natural, I applied a very thin line with the dark green (Collection - Shameless) to the middle of the leaf. Give the nail polishes time to dry before you apply a top coat to add shine and protect the design.
I'm not a nail art pro, I just do this for fun, but I hope you enjoyed this tutorial anyway. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. And please send a picture, if you recreated the look!