10.4.12

Tuesday Tip: DIY Daisy Nail Art!

I've been super inspired by daisy prints since acquiring my fabulous Republic jeans and seeing the abundance of daisy prints at the Motel blogger event the other day! And what do we do when we love a trend but for hygiene reasons can't wear the same item of clothing every single day? All together now: Make it nail art! 



My manicure of the moment is so perfect for Spring and has received loads of comments from people thinking they're nail stickers! Nope, this is all real! It's a really simple look to create and hopefully you'll get the gist from my little graphic, but if not, here's how to get the look:


Start with a base colour - I used blue to match my Republic daisy jeans!

 Using yellow nail polish, dot a few dots on the nail, leaving enough space between each for the petals
✿ Using white nail polish, dot around the yellow spots to create petals
 Yellow polish is usually a bit thin, so once you’ve done the petals, go back and do another blob of yellow in the middle
 Finish with a slick of topcoat to seal the design in and make it look like one smooth layer (you can see how bumpy it looks without a topcoat in the bottom-right picture above!)

What do you think of the daisy nail look? 
xo


PS - I did the little daisy icons in the text above using CopyPasteCharacter! Amazing text graphics you can paste into text to jazz up blog posts and tweets!

41 comments:

  1. Omgosh, they're so cute! Pity we're heading into winter down here... but I'm sure those nails would brighten up a cold day.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  2. I wish I had the steady hand to do this, so cute!

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  3. Waah so simple and requires no proper nail art tools, definitely giving this a go!

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  4. Ahh so cute and spring-y! I love daisies :)

    xo

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  5. Those nails are really cool! Ill have to grow mine a bit first though! (serial nibbler!) x http://lovesrandoms.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Thank you for supplying me with some procrastination from my dissertation this evening, Gem! I'll be doing this tonight ;) they look so lovely :) xoxo

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  7. oh my they are actually gorgeous!

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  8. So so pretty! Off I go to give it a go...

    http://pearlsandpurls.wordpress.com/

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  9. These are so cute! I actually cant wait to give these a go!:) xoxo

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  10. oooh I really like this, might have to have a go :)

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  11. These are amazing! Will be giving them a go straight after my shift at work :) x

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  12. I saw cute little daisy nails in Marina and the Diamonds 'Prima-donna' video and instantly wanted to copy them! This is a great and helpful guide, going to do them with a baby blue background (: Thanks for the tip Gem, can't wait to try this out!

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  13. these nails are sooo cute!! i love daisy print roo!! check out my DIY daisy leggings on my blog!!!
    esme x
    http://esmehearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I love the daisy nails, they looks so good. That little bralet is really cute too!

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  15. Very cute daisy nails! I'm going to give this a try x

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  16. Love these! I'm usually a bit too lazy/impatient for nail art but you've made this looks so easy that I think I'll give it a go! x

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Definitely going to try this on my nails! I also the love the Motel crop top.
    Claudia xxx
    www.claudiakitten.blogspot.com

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  18. So tempted to do my nails like this. Though I work in Republic so might be a bit odd if my nails match something I sell haha xo

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  19. The daisy nails look great, I need to give it a try! :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  20. It'd be a sin for me not to do this!

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  21. I like! I'm going to try it, using a snazzy new green I just bought as the background colour.

    It's funny how bumpy it looks without the top coat, then how smooth it looks with it.

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  22. those nails are sooooo cute!!!!

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  23. I cannot wait to try this, thanks for the great tip!
    R xx

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  24. I'm definitely going to be trying this, adorable!

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  25. Ohhhh noooo best nails EVER! I'm definitely going to do this xxx

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  26. It's SO simple, yet so amazing.. One of those things that make you wonder why you didn't think of it before! Haha.

    Maria xoxo

    http://mariawears.blogspot.com/

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  27. That's very cute x

    http://that-bird.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Weeeeellll seeing as I love daisies, this is pretty much the coolest. Will try it ASAP! I really love that Topshop bustier!

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  29. Cute! Definitely giving this a try :)

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  30. Love these nails - am going to recreate the effect this weekend x

    http://buzzbeefbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/why-blogging.html

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  31. This is the most adorable nail look I can't wait to try it! xx

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  32. These are beautiful! Definitely going to have to try these later :) xxx

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  33. These look really great! It's a shame I don't have a decent white though :( What white do you use?
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. I absolutely love these; been eyeing up a few daisy-related items recently and these are adorable :)
    On trying them, though, it looks like I've got tiny fried eggs attached to my nails - is it practice, artistic talent or witchcraft that helped you to do these? :(
    They look so great though - I'll have to find someone less clumsy than me to help!

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  35. Brilliant idea, i'll definitely be trying this!

    http://tcw-thecatswhiskers.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. So pretty! Definitely going to try this (: xo

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  37. How cute! Those little daisies definitely scream spring! When I was new to nail art, I always sported flower designs `cause they’re easy to do. It’s also easy to play with those designs `cause you can create different variations with their size and number for every finger nail. =)

    Cheers,
    Lakisha Gelb

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