How to paint Daisies on your nails
How to Paint Daisies on Your Nails
A Quick, 3-Step-Guide to Getting Cute, Floral Nails!
I haven't been up to much recently, on Taaz and offline, so I painted my nails. But I wanted to be creative, instead of just painting one plain colour. So I painted daisies onto my blue and boring nail polish and they look much cuter and prettier! I thought since I've only done one article/how-to so far, I would do another, but this is more on the cosmetic side, so you might like this better than my first guide, on taking care of pimples and spots.
So here is my 3-step-guide to getting cute Daisy nails!
Step 1: Undercoat...Before I start the steps, here is a list of items you will need:
You will need-
1 pastel blue nail polish (I used a cheap, yet effective, MUA nail polish)
1 'electric yellow' nail polish (I used Maybelline Colour Shock)
1 french white nail polish (I used another cheap, effective nail polish from Store Twenty One)
Nail Polish remover (to remove old nail polish, if necessary, and to tidy up the new polish)
2-4 cotton buds (in case you do your toes as well)
Cotton wool pads (if you remove any old or if you start over)
2 connected sheets of kitchen roll (if you feel you will make a mess)
Now, obviously, you're going to need to take off any nail polish you already have on so that you can paint the undercoat for this design.
So, take your PASTEL BLUE nail polish to begin painting the undercoat. My method for getting a tidy finish is to gently press the brush down on your nail, starting from the cuticle, and paint upwards to the tip of the nail. If necessary, paint little strokes at the side of the nail if the brush doesn't cover it all.
Depending on which nail polish you use, you may want to repeat the process and paint a second layer of nail polish on each dried nail, as it might be a bit thin. Dip the end of a cotton bud in the nail polish remover and wipe the skin around the nail to tidy any bits of polish that might have gone onto it.
Step 2: Daisy Petals...Now to paint the petals of the daisy.
Make sure the undercoat is dry before painting the petals onto the nail. Unscrew the lid/brush of the FRENCH WHITE nail polish and wipe the paint off the brush, back into the polish pot. Put the brush down on the kitchen roll (which should be what you're painting your nails over).
Take another of your cotton buds and dip one end into the pot, wipe off a little bit if there is a lot on the bud, or the petals will come out too thickly. Then, draw a little cross (like this: +) and then an x over it, it should turn out like the picture
Step 3: Pollen centre...Now for the final step, adding the pollen centre of the flower, this will complete the daisy.
Take your ELECTRIC YELLOW nail polish and take the lid off, wipe the nail polish from the brush, back into the pot. Either use another cotton bud or turn the one you used for the white polish around and dip the dry end into the pot. Then, the daisy petals will have overlapped in a way that defines the centre of the flower. If the petals are dry, slowly dab the yellow part of the cotton bud in that defined centre and hold it down for a couple of seconds.
Lift the cotton bud off the nail and let dry, repeat the process for each nail.
When your nails are dry, you can check them again to make sure they are as tidy as you want them to be. You can also put a clear topcoat on if you want to add protection to the design so it doesn't chip.
The end result should look similar to mine (the picture).
Thanks for reading my second How-To! I hope this gave you inspiration and it looks as pretty as mine feels. Comment if you want me to do more nail tutorials, I might even do a video tutorial next time! Also tell me if you get any compliments about your nails when you've painted them!
Thanks again! Byee!