Spring has sprung and therefore I thought I would create a floral nail art design this week! I was inspired by today’s Facebook competition, of which the prize includes the gold glitter nail varnish, Spartan, and therefore I wanted to feature Spartan in my look. I paired this with the gorgeous peach shade, Monogamous, and a vibrant coral, Lament (one of my favourite Illamasqua shades), to create a combination of colours which I love. As always I have put together a step-by-step tutorial, so if you want to find out how I created this nail art or recreate it yourself at home, keep reading…
What will you need?
All you will need to create this look yourself is Nail Varnish in Monogamous, Lament and Spartan. You will also need a Top Coat, dotting tool (alternatively you could use a tooth pick or the end of a hair grip) and a small nail art brush (alternatively you can use a fine paint brush).
Step 1: Paint all nails in two coats of Monogamous. This will provide the base of your nail art, so ensure it is opaque.
Step 2: Taking Nail Varnish in Lament onto a dotting tool, create the outline of the flowers on your little finger, middle finger and thumb.
Step 3: Taking Nail Varnish in Monogamous onto a fine brush, create texture at the centre of each flower, pulling out towards the edge of each petal.
Step 4: To finish off the flowers, take Spartan onto a dotting tool and place this into the centre of each flower.
Step 5: Taking Spartan onto a dotting tool, create a triangle coming from the bottom of the ring and index finger.
Step 6: Finally to finish off, once all nails are dry, paint each with a layer of Top Coat. This will seal the nail art into place and prevent chipping.
And there you have your Spring floral nails with a hint of glitter!
What do you think of this nail art look? If you re-create this look yourself I would love to see a picture! Share a photo with me by mentioning @Illamasqua on Twitter, #Illamasqua on Instagram or post a photo on the Illamasqua Facebook wall.
Happy Nail Art-ing! Sam xx