hand model with floral border nail art

Proof that ditsy daisies and blooming botanicals are not just for spring, floral nail art will polish any look to perfection – whatever the season. Grab your girlfriends, a box of your favourite colours and breathe new life into your repertoire…

Ditsy floral nails

What will I need in my kit?

  • 3 x nail polishes in different colours
  • 1 x yellow nail polish
  • Cuticle/nail art sticks
  • Transparent top coat
floral nails art
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Step 1 – Draw petals in the corners of the nail

First up, file your nails until they are all similar in length and shape. Once you’re happy, work on one nail at a time and start creating the outline of petals. Dip a nail cuticle stick into your chosen polish colour, and draw two blobs towards the corners of your nail – these will form your petals.  

Top tip: Practice on a piece of paper to get the consistency of the polish right. Too much polish will make your design look messy and the colours may bleed. Too little polish and it will take a few layers to finish your design.

Floral Nail Art 1
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Step 2 – Switch colour and draw another flower

Select a contrasting colour and new cuticle stick and in the middle of your petal ‘blobs’ create the backdrop for another flower.

Step 3 – Draw the last flower

Repeat step 2 in a different colour to close the gap in your nail design.  We've done ours in a bold orange to add a pop of colour to any look. 

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Step 4 & 5 – The finishing touches

Once your petals are all dry, take a yellow nail polish and create a dot to the centre of each flower. With your dots all dry, finish with a clear top coat to seal in your floral nail art.  

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Floral border nails

What will I need in my kit?

  • 1 x base coat/nude polish
  • Red, green & black nail polish
  • Cuticle/nail art sticks
  • Transparent top coat
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hand model with floral border nail art

Step 1 – Outline your nail bed with red dots

File and buff your nails so you have the perfect blank canvas. You can add a base coat here if you want too. Next, take a red nail polish and create dots around your nail bed. Do a couple of practice dots on a piece of paper to make sure there’s a good amount of product (you don’t want them to be too gloopy!)

Floral border nail art step 1
Floral border nail art step 2

Step 2 – Add smaller dots

Once your red dots have dried, dip a toothpick/cuticle stick into a grey/black nail polish. In between the red dots create a smaller dot with your stick.

Step 3 – Add a swirly pink centre to your red dots

To make your red dots look more rose-like, add a few swirls into the red dot. You can do this easily with a fresh toothpick/cuticle stick and a lighter colour (we’ve used pink).

Floral border nail art step 3
Floral border nail art step 4

Step 4 – Finish with a top coat

Once your nail art has fully dried, apply a chip-resistant top coat for a glossy finish.