Spring Flower Nails

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I think spring is one of my favorite seasons, well in theory since Hawai’i doesn’t really have seasons.  From a fashion standpoint, I love all the colors and floral prints that come out.  From a work stand point, I love the fact that busy season is over.  Overall, I just feel like it’s a bright and happy season, if that makes any sense.  So although I’m a little late, in the spirit of spring I thought I would come out with some floral nail designs.

What you’ll need:

  • Background nail polish (should be lighter than your flower colors)
  • Two complimenting nail polish colors for your flower (opaque polishes work best)
  • Yellow nail polish
  • Makeup sponge
  • Top Coat

Step 1: Paint your nails with two coats of your background color.

IMG_43112. With your darker color, paint your three petals.  Your first petal should just be one diagonal stroke from the inside of your finger to the corner, your second petal is another paint stroke across the tip of your nail, and your last petal is a downward stroke along the side of your nail

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Step 3: Brush your second color onto your make sponge.  Dab some of the excess paint off, and then dab it over your first flower color following the three petals you made.  Make sure you don’t completely cover the first color.  We’re going for a little bit of a fade effect, as if each petal changes from pink to purple.

Continue this step for all your nails, and reapply nail polish onto your makeup sponge as needed.fade

Step 4: Similar to step 3, brush your yellow onto a new makeup sponge (or another corner of your first sponge if you still have room).  Dab the excess paint off and then dab the yellow into the corner of your nail.

Continue this step for all your nails, and reapply nail polish onto your makeup sponge as needed.
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Step 5: This is optional, but if you want to add some extra sparkle, top your nails with a fine glitter polish.

Step 6: Apply a top coat to seal your polish and add some shine to your nails, and you’re done!IMG_4341

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