Samantha’s Mid-Week Inspiration: Flower Nail Art Tutorial


Hi everyone! Every Wednesday I will be bringing you some mid-week beauty inspiration and sharing make-up tips, tutorials and products I have been loving with you. This first post brings a flower nail art tutorial. I absolutely LOVE nail art so I thought I would give you a step-to-step guide of how to achieve the above look.

So what will you need to create this look?

Firstly you will need Illamasqua nail varnishes in Phallic, Optimist, Obsess, Noble, Gamma and Load. You will also need a Top Coat to prevent chipping. A dotting tool will come in very handy when creating the flowers and dots on the nail, however if you don’t have one to hand, a tooth pick or the end of a hair grip works just as well! Finally, you will need a piece of paper to put a small amount of nail varnish onto, in order to easily pick up the varnish with the dotting tool.


Step 1:

Paint 2 coats of Phallic all over each nail to create the base for the nail art. Phallic is a deep midnight blue with a shimmer finish, a perfect dark colour for making nail art stand out over the top.


Step 2:

Now it’s time to start on the flowers. In order to create the perfect flower use the dotting tool to place 5 dots in a circle shape to create the flower petals. I began with Gamma (bright orange), then used Optimist (warm yellow), Noble (turquoise blue) and Obsess (fuchsia pink) in turn, to create flowers all over the nail.

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Step 3:

After completing all the flower petals I then moved onto the white dots which surround the flowers. I used Load (a creamy white colour) and a dotting tool to place dots in any gaps on the nail.


Step 4:

The final step of the nail art is adding dots into the centre of each flower. See the image below for the colours I used. Again I used the dotting tool to add the dots to the centre of the flowers.

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Step 5:

I then painted a clear Top Coat over each nail once they were completely dry in order to prevent chipping and give the nails even more shine!


I hope you have enjoyed this nail art tutorial! I would love to see images of those of you who have tried this nail art look yourselves, so be sure to share your recreations with us or let us know any nail art tutorials you would like to see in future posts. You can share this by hashtagging #Illamasqua on Instagram, Tweeting us @Illamasqua on Twitter and also through posting on our Facebook wall.

Until next time, Samantha x

Govinder Rayt

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