Nail Art: Rose Buds

I have been wanting to paint rose buds on my nails for a long time and during my attempts, I haven't been satisfied until last week. I was going to attend a semi formal event and I was going to wear a black and white ensemble. I wanted my nails to match and I also wanted the design to be feminine, classy, and not too elaborate. If you remember my Scattered Flowers Nail Art, the idea is similar to that but this time, I painted rose buds.

Take a look at what I came up with:

Rose Buds Nail Art Design
Rose Buds Nail Art Design by Simply Rins


After several practices, I was happy with how this hand painted nail design came about. The nail art was delicate to look at but didn't look cluttered.

Rose Buds Nail Art Design


I didn't want a pure white base color so I decided to use China Glaze Moonlight in 3 thin coats. It has a not so sheer finish that I really like. Application can be tricky if you're not conscious on making brush strokes even.

The nail design was painted using black acrylic paint and a detailing nail art brush.

Rose Buds Nail Art Design


Initially, I thought that black rose buds would look sad on my nails. I was also afraid it would look goth and I didn't want that because it won't fit my outfit. But after painting one nail to see how the design would look, I was satisfied and went on.

As I share with you this rose bud nail art, I now wonder how it would look like with colors. Would it still look classy as this black and white one? I will have to include that on my to-do list to see or perhaps if you'll decide to recreate this look, please share the results with me. :)

Rose Buds Nail Art Design


The hardest challenge I encountered while I was painting this is when I was working with my non-dominant hand because I wanted the rose buds as small as possible. I wanted the stems to be as thin as I could make them and the leaves to be not overwhelming. This made painting with my weaker hand more difficult as usual since I was very into details. Perhaps you noticed how the rose buds on my right hand are slightly bigger than those painted on my left hand.

Rose Buds Nail Art Design


I was very fond of this nail design that I wore it for almost a week. I hope you liked this one as much as I did.

Share with me your thoughts regarding this design. :)

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24 comments:

  1. Wow Rins! You are amazing! This looks stamped! You're fantastic!

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  2. I love the design it's so cute and feminin and it would be a perfect match for my favourite summer dress!

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  3. What a beautiful nail design. You consistently wow me with your talent! This is the epitome of class, well done Rins!

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  4. What an awesome piece of work. So classy! You did very well on your dominant hand can't tell the difference :)

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  5. oh Rina, this is perfect, before i started to read i thought the rose buds are stamped... great job, as always :-D

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  6. Love it. So simple and elegant. Black and white is always classy but this doesn't look trashy with a white background or gothic/dark with the black. Fits just about any occasion/season. Great job as always!

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  7. sooo nice ..lab it!

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  8. wow super ganda..:) i love it!

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  9. Great job! This manicure is beautiful and roses are far away from looking sad on your nails!
    I think that after this combination of colours, the first thing I would try is black background with white and silver roses, and the next one would be red background with black roses :-)

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  10. very well done! This is really amazing. :)

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  11. Gorgeous! I can't believe you painted those! they are all so perfect! :)

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  12. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments. Some of my friends who saw this nail art personally also thought they were stamped or stickers. I'm really happy with this nail design and I'm happy that you liked it, too. :)

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  13. Would you be willing to post a tutorial on how you did it?????? It looks amazing!! I absolutely love it!!

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  14. wonderful..love to make it

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  15. Very very nice, beautiful.

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  16. I think you hit all the points on your checklist - this is feminine, classy and not too cluttered.

    So, so lovely!

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  17. This was so pretty I used it as inspiration & did my own version, I of course gave you full credit & linked to this page:-)

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  18. You should post a video showing how you made the roses. They look like stamps!! lol

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  19. This nail design is something I am really proud of because it was a challenge to keep my hands steady to create small rose buds. The design is somewhat straight forward given that I only used black to paint the roses. But I have been receiving some requests for a tutorial. I'll try to squeeze that by next week. :)

    Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments.

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  20. omigosh .. another stunner. :) Tutorial? LOL

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