Nail Art: Happy Mother's Day

This freehand nail art is for all the mothers, particularly to my ever supportive and loving mom! So let me start by greeting all moms a very Happy Mother's Day!

Flowers. That is all I can think about when I was brainstorming on what nail art design I should wear for this special occasion. Initially, I wanted to paint daisies but decided on something abstract instead.

Take a look at the result:

Happy Mother's Day Nail Art Design

The idea of this design is fairly simple, but I have to admit I was challenged. It took me longer than usual to finish this manicure and I am not complaining! I think I got the effect I wanted -- dainty and colorful.

Happy Mother's Day Nail Art Design on Dazzle Dry Portia's Wit

I used 3 thin coats of Dazzle Dry Portia's Wit as background color. Forgive me I forgot to take a photo for a swatch. This normally happens to me when I am engrossed with an idea. Portia's Wit is a creme and opaque off white nail polish. Consistency was on the thick side so I thinned it before application. This is the reason why I used 3 coats for full coverage. It is a good alternative to a white base.

For the design, I used acrylic paints, a detailing and stripper nail art brush.

Happy Mother's Day Nail Art Design - Thumbs

How I did it:

I chose to use pastel colors for the abstract flowers. Each flower was painted using 3 colors of the same shade (ombre). You may have observed that it is not a perfect circle. That's one of the things I like about this nail design, irregular shapes is its charm.

Next, I painted a thin black swirl over the flowers to make the colors pop. This was quite challenging for me, especially while I was working with my weaker hand. But it is a good practice sometimes to do what is more difficult. Perhaps soon, it wouldn't be as challenging. I used the same color for the stem and tiny leaves. Notice also that I painted the swirls without precision. Sometimes it goes outside or inside the shape. Again, I think it makes this nail design more interesting.

For additional flair, I added a few random dots all over.

And among the flowers I painted, my favorite is this:

Happy Mother's Day Nail Art Design - Pointer Finger

An alternative is to just paint one flower per nail. I also tried to use 10 different colors to make each flower unique. I also think it is a good idea to use a darker color of a specific flower for the swirl and leaves. Truly, nail art is a personal preference. Find what works for you and go from there. ;)

Happy Mother's Day Nail Art Design

Mother's Day always fall on summer here in our country and this floral nail art fits the season as well. If you want something dainty, fun, and cheerful, you may want to consider trying this nail design. If you are worried about painting the swirls, you may omit that and just draw the stems and leaves. Just make sure you use darker shades of colors for the flowers to make them pop from the almost white background.

Happy Mother's Day Nail Art Design

Would love to know your thoughts on this floral nail art design, a tribute to all moms out there. Did you like it?







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16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I swear to god, you are killing me with these! I LOVELOVELOVE this mani so much, your little swirly-pop flowers are so whimsical and fun!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy! I am overwhelmed with your comment. I think you described this nail art better than I did. Now that I've read your comment, it does look whimsical. :)

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  2. I LOVE this nail art design. In fact, when I redo my nails tonight, this is the design I'm going to use. It's so fun and lighthearted!

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    1. Touched! Thank you very much! Perhaps you can share with me your version when you finally get to do this. :)

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  3. This is one of the cutest designs I have ever seen! Love it!

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  4. I love it, very original, as your designs usually are! Whimsical is a good way to describe it. I'm definitely trying this out soon.

    My daughter and I wore matching flowers nail art for Mother's Day too. (:

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  5. They're cute, they're sweet, they're immensely GORGEOUS! Love these lil' flowers of yours and I might actually try to recreate it for a flower challenge I'm doing. So going to spread the word about this awesomeness ;)

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    1. I am looking forward to seeing your recreation. I hope you can send me a picture when you finally do it. :)

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  6. gorgeous, this reminds me of lollipops, love it :D

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  7. At first, this reminded me of lollipops, then I understood that they are flowers, very special and beautiful flowers! Beautiful manicure! :-)

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    1. I think the stem and leaves did the trick? :)

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  8. I so love this design. I would like to follow you via GFC; but I don't see the option?

    My nail polish blog nails-and-more.blogspot.com

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  9. It's really gorgeous and indeed the swirls and stripes don't have to be so perfect. It makes it more original.

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  10. H, Illy.

    GFC will be discontinued very soon by Google.
    May I invite you to subscribe via email instead? :)

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  11. These are.. amazing! Just... I'm speechless! they are just my style! :D

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