Samantha’s Mid-Week Nail Inspiration: Spring Flowers

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…

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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-By-Step Tutorial:


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!

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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

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