Wednesday, 17 April 2013

NOTD: Pastel Daisies | Tutorial

I got the idea for these nails from Rebecca at Ribbons & Bows; hers are really pretty and I wanted to give them a go! They're really easy to do but I've included a little tutorial in case you want to have a try yourself. If you're new to nail art, something like this is a great place to start as it's not too detailed. Mine are a bit messy but if you're patient and use a steady hand, it's a piece of cake!
Daisies Nail Art Tutorial
Start by painting your nails with a base coat and your chosen base colour. I used Models Own 3-in-1 as a base, then two or three coats of ELF 'Mint Cream'. I also decided to do an accent nail using Sinful Colors 'Social Ladder', which is a gorgeous shimmery pinky-cream colour, which was reasonable opaque in two coats and dried really quickly.
Once your base is completely dry, use a dotting tool (or improvise - head of a pin, hair grip, old biro...) to place five dots of a contrasting color onto the nail in a little circle, leaving a gap in the middle. Add three or four of these to each nail, depending how many will fit. I used 'Social Ladder' on the mint nails, and 'Mint Cream' on my accents! On reflection, something a little darker than 'Social Ladder' might have been better but hey ho - you live and learn, eh?! The daisies turned out quite hard to see if the light doesn't catch them.
Then, once your "petals" are dry, use your dotting tool to add a dot of yellow polish to the centre of each daisy - I used Missguided 'Misslead', which I love! Again, wait for this to dry completely before sealing with a top coat, I used the Models Own again; it does the job and I'm trying to use it up!
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What do you think? Do you like daisy nail art? Will you be giving these a go? My daisies mostly look like yellow polka dots unless the light catches them, so next time I think I'd use a slightly darker or more opaque colour!

xo

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