Nail Art: Flower Power

I'm not really into pink. I barely have pink clothes or personal belongings in that shade. But surprisingly, I was in the mood for something pink on my nails a few days back. So I went to my stash and tried to figured out what nail polish I wanted as base. Sometimes, I come up with a nail design depending on the polish I choose. On other times, an idea comes to mind and the choice of polish comes after.

Anyway, I decided to do a flower nail art design. Let me show you first how it turned out before I tell you what inspired me to hand paint this nail design. I simply called this -- flower power.

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Flower Power Nail Art Design by Simply Rins


My inspiration came from Sally Hansen's Girl Power Salon Effects.


This photo was grabbed from http://www.sallyhansen.com
Girl Power is at the top of column two.


I really liked that design. But I know mine is monochromatic and the flowers do not overlap. That's because I like defined lines. So I just took the idea of overloading my nails with a lot of baby pink flowers in different sizes. I loved it and the design sort of makes me look feminine even if I am in casual wear.

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For base color, I used Essie Foot Loose in 2 coats. I really wanted something dark on the background so that the flowers will pop up. The flowers were hand painted using acrylic paints.

As of this writing, I am already thinking of creating a similar nail design with multi-colored flowers. I think that would really challenge my patience! This flower nail art design took me hours to complete. My left hand was beginning to shake when I was doing my right hand.

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I'll probably be recreating this nail art using other colors in a monochromatic theme as well. I really had fun doing this and people who actually saw it thought they were stickers! In a way, that was the effect that I was aiming for. I wanted something that would look like one of the designs from the Sally Hansen Salon Effects.

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Do you think it's too much? This is probably the first time that it didn't occur to me to have an accent nail. I got crazy and painted every nail as if they were accents.

I had some time while I was doing this particular freehand nail design that I was able to come up with a tutorial on how I paint these flowers on my nails and how I placed them side by side without overlapping. I hope you'll be able to watch it and let me know what you think. By the way, please ignore the small creature that made an appearance on this video nail art tutorial. :)



I have been getting requests to create video tutorials on some of my previous designs. I will try to fit them all into my schedule. For the meantime, if you have a YouTube account, you may want to subscribe to my channel -- http://www.youtube.com/user/simplyrins





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15 comments:

  1. this is really cool rina:D flower power:)

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  2. I really like this! The color is great and the flowers are so cute.

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  3. These look way better than the stickers! I love them. (:

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  4. perfect, looks like a water decals - that good ;-D

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  5. Very beautiful Rina! Your freehand is always so inspirational. I might try this once I get my new nail art brushes :-)

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  6. Beautiful work. The flowers and colors are so pretty! :)

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  7. .......ahhhh, my daughter just saw your pic now she wants me to try this on her fingers, lol.

    you did a great job! they actually look 3-D.

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  8. I thought this was water decals at first!!! and they are so beautiful!! love it!

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  9. The flowers are awesome and flawless :) Love it!! I also tagged you with the Top 10 Award here - http://necessary-nails.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-10-award.html

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  10. Wow, you're amazing! Another one of your nail art to add to my list. & Thank you for providing a video! :) I would love to see you do the multi-colored flower mani, like Takashi Murakami's rainbow flowers! ^___^

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  11. I really love it and love your movie.

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  12. Hi, girls! Thanks so much for your compliments. I really did enjoy creating this design. And I'm glad that you liked it. I'll be doing a multi-colored version soon. I bet I'll enjoy that too! :)

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  13. I gave you some blog awards! http://mynailartblog.com/616/blog-awards/

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  14. Wow. You're simply awesome. Amazed at how you worked at each flower intricately. Gonna try this. Thanks for the tutorial. More power to you! =)

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