So this obsession all began on the 4th July, where myself and my besties painted our nails in the colours and style of the American Flag to tie in with it being Independance Day (despite not being American, I LOVE the USA flag and pretty much anything American!)
Inspired by The Beauty Department, my go-to place for all things beauty, fashion and general lovely-ness, I decided to paint my nails in a floral style a few days later. Despite it taking an hour (I'll break it down for you in a mo), it was totally worth it and was showered with compliments over the next 3 days....when I decided to paint my nails in another way (scroll down).
From my friends to female AND male customers at work, everyone has asked how I did them, most people assuming I had them done professionally. Try it out if you fancy doing something new and different.
Here are my floral inspired nails in its different stages:
Stage 1: Paint each nail in a White polish, and wait for them to dry before adding a second coat of White.
Stage 2: Using a fine tipped make-up brush (if you haven't got one a cocktail stick will do), and make 3 dots on each nail using a Pink/Fuschia polish.
Stage 3: Using a Red polish, add a Petal-like dots around the Pink dots for definition and to add shape.
Stage 4: Now add a leaf shaped mark around a few of the petals using a Green polish, and do this for each nail.
Stage 5: Finally, add a top coat of Clear polish for a glossy look and to keep your nails protected from being chipped/damaged.
My current nail trend is Spots and Stripes, using pastel colours for a vintage-y feel (seen below).