Thursday, January 26, 2017

Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday - Hand-Painted Yellow Flowers

Press Samples Featured*


Hello lovely readers! In this edition of Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday, I walk you through an easy hand-painted floral design that can be easily replicated by most of you with beginner to intermediate skills.




The Base
For this nail art, I wanted to have neutral colors as a backdrop for a fun yellow and blue color combo. To do so, I started with 2 coats of Zoya Gina* in my index and middle fingers, 3 coats of Zoya Tatum* on my ring finger, and 2 coats of OPI Wharf! Whalf! Whalf!  on my pinky finger. I added a layer of glossy top coat and waited for my base to be dry to the touch before moving onto the next step.

The Zoya polishes are reviewed here.

Zoya Tatum

Zoya Gina

The Art
For the nail art, I used blue acrylic for the vines, yellow acrylic paint for the flowers, and black acrylic for additional details. I did all of the nail art using a fine detailing brush I had purchased from Sally Beauty.
Acrylic paint and fine brush 

The Finish Look
Once the acrylic paint had a few minutes to air dry, I then added a fast drying top coat, followed by OPI's matte top coat.

hand-painted yellow flower nail art manicure
Matted floral nail art 



I hope this simple floral look inspires you to create a look of your own. Thanks for reading and until next time!

*The products featured here were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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18 comments:

  1. I love this design! The colors really mesh so well together. The neutral and the blue with a delicate pop of bright yellow gives such a fun look. <3

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  2. I love this design and the blue/yellow combo is fabulous.

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  3. I love the color combination here! The neutral base with yellow is perfect.

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  4. Very cute. It has a nice springtime feel to it.

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  5. Oh this is lovely! I love the abstract look it has :)

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  6. I love the design and the colour combo!

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  7. This design is gorgeous! Your free hand skills are envy inducing!

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  8. OMG I love this so much! I immediately imagined wearing a dress with this pattern. Stuning!

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  9. Dang it, I wanted to purchase one of those Zoya polishes when I made my last Ulta order and totally forgot. Ugh, they both are so pretty! Totally my type of shade!

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  10. This is so modern and beautiful! I love your nail art.

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  11. Interesting play of colors, really liked this

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  12. This is so cute! I loooove free-hand floral but haven't done a manicure featuring it in so long. You've inspired me to do so asap!

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  13. I love the colors and the design. So beautiful!

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  14. Great tutorial, and beautiful mani x

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  15. Such a cool combination, your nail art is amazing!

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