Mother’s Day is this weekend and I can’t believe it! This year has flown by for our family. I’m so excited that spring is here and that summer is right around the corner. Since mother’s day is all about love for our mom’s and celebrating spring. I thought this flower design would be perfect for this week. Why not give your mom some flowers (on her manicure) for mother’s day?!?! Here is how I did it . . .
Step 1: Prep Nails
View my post on Nail Polish Prep.
Step 2: Paint Color onto Nails
Paint all of the nails with two coats of purple polish. I used the Shellac color called, Tango Passion.
Step 3: Paint Dot Flowers
I must admit that this is one of the easiest nail art designs out there! Dot flowers is nail art that anyone can do, no really anyone! All you have to do is paint 5 dots, kind of in a circle, next to each other. Then, use another color to add a dot for the center. That’s it! For this design, I did little groups of flowers next to each other; Making each grouping a little different on every finger. (For the nail art, I used white, light peachy-pink and teal acrylic paints.)
Note: When hand painting images on your nails use acrylic craft paints, not polish. You will get crisper lines and much more “pop” than you would with polish. Some polishes can dry almost transparent which makes the image hazy and you won’t get the wow factor you are going for.
Step 4: Apply Final Top Coat
Now apply your top coat. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing.
Gel Polish: Apply top coat and cure in UV light for 2 minutes or 1 minute in an LED light.
Step 5: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil
Allow your polish to dry completely. Apply a cuticle oil just around your nails on the cuticle and rub into the skin.
Gel Polish: Remove sticky residue on top of nails with a little alcohol or polish remover and apply cuticle oil.
Remove gel polish after 2-3 weeks, check out Gel Polish Removal for the quickest, easiest and best way to remove gels.