July 19, 2013

Nail it: Vintage floral



So it's no secret that we love Spring and Summer. From the moment autumn and winter came round, we have been dying for the warmer months to arrive on our doorsteps, and with a few months til that happens, we thought we would indulge in a little Spring/Summer nail art ahead of time to quench our thirst for the sun, sand and all things floral!
 
No professional nail art tools were needed for any of these looks, so even a novice nail artiste can nail this look. All you'll need are some nail polishes and a bobby pin...easy!Now, it may look like a ton of different colours were used, but trust us, this vintage floral work of art is very simple to achieve.

LOOK 1
 


Nail polishes used for look 1
 
LOOK 2
 


Nail polioshes used for look 2
Nail these vintage floral nails in 5 easy steps!!
 
1. Apply 2-3 coats of your desired colour until it forms an opaque base.
 
2. Allow your base colour to dry completely then. with another colour, roughly paint 2-3 blobs onto each nail. These are the starts of your flowers.
 
3. Again, allow the blobs to dry before using the tip of a bobby pin to add detail to your flowers. It is completely upto you how and where you draw lines. This is what we did:
 
- traced the flower
- place a dot at the centre
- draw a rough scribble around the centre

 
 
 
4. Using the bobby pin, add leaves to the flower. You can also use a lighter green to draw in veins. This is optional.
 
 
5. The final step is to seal your artwork! Apply a top coat for a glossy finish and to make the design last.
 
Now, there is no need to be perfectionists with this look. We found that it actually looked better when the lines were less precise. Just relax and enjoy the experience of DIY nail art!
 
Do you have any other great nail art ideas you think we should try? Let us know and we might just try to nail it!
 
© M + K

116 comments:

  1. Adorable nails! I am so in love <3 Followed you on GFC and bloglovin :)

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  2. Thanks for your comment! :)
    I love this post, the nails look so good and I must try that look, thanks for the idea! ;)

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  3. Oh my gosh! They're beautiful! I'd love to be able to do them!

    A La Mode Avec KJ Blog

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    K xo

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  4. I thought that were stickers. Looks so marvelous. I couldn't do that sadly.

    xx Mira

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    1. hahaha! Thanks Mira. Why can't you?! As we wrote in the post you don't need to be Picasso to achieve this look. All you need is some enthusiasm and a few simple tools :)

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  6. These are so cute! It looks like it would be hard to do but you guys make it look so simple ^^

    Miss Blissery

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    1. We thought they would be hard too when we first saw them but once we started we realised that it is a lot simpler than it looks. You should definitely give it a try :)

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  7. First: Thank you for your lovely comment!:)
    And this nail art is so nice, i'll try it later!

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    1. You should definitely give this a go :) let us know how it pans out

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  8. Wow how do you make it so perfect?? At first I thought they were nail stickers! Amazing job ♥

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    1. Thanks Jessica. By no means were they perfect though, they were very rough! Like we said, a less precise drawing actually gives it a more vintage look.

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  9. Ohh, it's so lovely and pretty! i wish i could do that,when you doing this it looks easy but it's not hahaa!. you have such a great blog and i love the layout!

    anyway, have a great weekend!

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    1. Aww! Thank you :) Trust us, this is a lot easier than it looks. We are not professionals by any means, but as we discovered the floral prints look a lot better when they aren't so neatly done.

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  10. Great post, I loved, beautiful work and nails.
    I'm following your blog, if you want to follow mine:
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  11. woww, this looks so fab! Great nails, now I'm ashamed about my nails pictures :)
    kisses,
    Julija.
    new blog post: http://fashionandpinkheart.blogspot.com/

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  12. In love with your nails! Thanks for sharing! You make it look so easy

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    1. Thanks Cheyenne! We promise it is alot easier to do than it looks

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  13. thank you for this! amazing.

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  14. AMAZING. They look gorgeous, can´t believe you did them by hand! xxx

    gee @ andgeesaid

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  15. Wauw, wat mooi! Ik kan dat echt niet, heb er ook geen geduld voor! Maar het ziet er echt super uit!

    Love,

    TFD | The Fashion District

    Latest outfit here!

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  16. beautiful nailart :)

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    1. We're glad you liked it. Make sure you check back soon because we're planning some more nail art posts!

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  17. This nail art is so pretty!! I am going to give it a go! xx

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    1. Thanks holly! You definitely should try this out. Let us know how it turns out

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  18. lovely nail polish! new post up with my new look!

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  19. So cute! OK, now would you like to paint my nails too? :P

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    1. Sure thing :) we would love to!

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  20. Your nails are very nice, great instruction. Greetings from Poland :)

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    1. Thank you, we hope our instructions were easy to follow.

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  21. Thanks for your comment! Love the nails :)
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  22. Such a pretty design!

    Gorgeous!

    I love your blog!

    www.Victoria-emma.blogspot.co.uk

    Vickyy

    XO

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  23. This looks great, you must be so creative!

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    1. We're extremely happy with how they turned out seeing as this was our first attempt. We're glad you liked them as much as we do!

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  24. You are truly artists! And you make it look easy! Thank you for your kind comments. . I'm your newest follower on bloglovin and GFC. In fact, I've shown lots of love (likes) on your wonderful posts!

    Erin

    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. it really is easy...it's fool proof!

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  25. Hello thanks for dropping by my blog. I love nail art and this one is so nice and girly.

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    1. If you love nail art then make sure you check back because we've got some more posts like this planned for the not so distant future!

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  26. this post is really helpful! i haven't done nail art by myself so i might give this one a try. thanks for visiting my bog btw. would you like to follow each other via GFC or bloglovin? good day!

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  27. I might do this looks so fun :D

    xx
    ajnira.blogspot.com

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    1. it really is! Let us know how they turn out.

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  28. Aww, so pretty! I love it!

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    1. Yay! We're glad you do :)

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  29. OMG, Love both of them, sweety.

    Happy Weekend,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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    1. We're glad you love them as much as we do!!

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  30. Thanks for visiting my blog. Great idea to paint nails with hairpins.

    As a result the effect is amazing.

    Feel free to visit my blog again.


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    1. Using hairpins saves you from having to buy tools

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  31. Beautiful blog! Great DIY post--you make it look so easy! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Now following yours on GFC. xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tina :) You've made our day

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  32. WOW! you are sooo creative, im a big big big fan now <3 i will try and make this too one of these days. thank you for sharing this tutorial <3

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    1. You welcome Shayne! You should definitely give this a go

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  33. omg!♥ I thought you used stickers but you actually painted the little flowers by hand! that's amazing!:)

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    1. Aww thanks Petra! This is a much more pocket friendly alternative to nail stickers but are just as cute!

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  34. WOW! I never have enough patience to do something so detailed as this! Love it!

    peace, love, & utter bliss,
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    1. That was what we thought before but it is quite quick and simple :)

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  35. oh I fall in love <3 great nail! You' ve got a talent :D

    and thanks for visit my blog :)
    what about follow each other? let me know
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  37. I loved her nails, were beautiful!
    I loved your blog, I'm following you!
    Kisses, even more!
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  38. this looks amazing guys! I love you nail it posts. Can't wait to see what you have lined up :)

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    1. Thank you! We're glad you're liking our nail it series as much as we do :) We have some fun DIY nail posts coming up which we are excited for you to see too so stay tuned!

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  39. so lovely! I like it! ^^

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    1. We love it too!! It's so simple but looks so cute once you're done.

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  40. I love this! This is such a romantic, vintage looking manicure! I love how you showed it in different colors:) Amazing tutorial!

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    1. It does have a romantic feel, doesn't it?! We think it is always nice to see thow you can use the same design with different colours!

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  41. awesome pattern! + I love vintage<3

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    1. So do we which is why we knew we had to try this the moment we saw it!

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  42. you guys are artists, really! One of the best DIY nails i've seen in a really long time.

    xoxo

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    1. Awww! THANK YOU!! We love doing our nails and experimenting with nail art so we're glad you enjoy them as much as we do :)

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  43. These are gorgeous! I'm definitely going to try these today! Really easy to follow instructions!




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    1. We love them. Try them out and let us know how you go!

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  44. They look great!! I'm not really good at this, but I'm going to try it! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love your site so I'm following you on GFc and on Bloglovin :)
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    1. We're no experts at nail art ourselves. All you need are some nail polishes and a little bit of imagination! Give it a go and let us know how it turns out.

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  45. These nails are amazing! Wish I had the skill to be able to do these!! Think I might have to start practising :P

    Katie xx | Katies World

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    1. Trust us, no skills are required (otherwise we would have failed miserably!). Just give them a crack and let us know how you go.

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  46. These look awesome! I'm definitely going to have a go over the weekend, great post!

    Rosie x http://itsalljustrosie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thanks Rosie :) We hope you enjoy doing them as much as we did!

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  47. Oh my goodness, I can't believe you did these by hand! When I first saw the photo I thought it was one of those transfer/stick-on types. So creative! :)

    Rachel xx

    http://weebitofrachel.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. You are so good at nail art! My nails are too small lol

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    1. If your nails are small then you can always reduce the number of flowers to 1. We garuntee you it will still look good :)

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  49. This looks so simple to create! The only problem is that I can't even draw a proper straight line on my nail, so clumsy. :( Need practice, practice, practice

    Olivia xxx
    Beauty from the Fjord

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    1. we can't draw straight lines either which is why we love this so much. No straight lines are needed!

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  50. Wonderful, Feminine, and Graceful Nails!

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    1. we couldn't have said it better :)

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  51. Wow your nails look amazing and I love the theme of your blog so pretty! :) xx

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    1. Thanks Becca! We just re-designed our blog today so it is great to get some positive feedback :)

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  52. love your nails
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  53. Wow what hard work, this is so creative. They look absolutely amazing! This has to be the most beautiful idea for nails.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Andrea

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    1. Thank you Andrea! they look like a lot of work but trust us, they're not. We hope some other great nail art ideas lined up so make sure you keep checking back!

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  54. Oh wow these are so beautiful! I really want to try to do this myself but don't think my hands are steady enough. It reminds me a lot of Cath Kidston and actually thought they were stickers on your nails because they look so good!

    Rebecca x

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    1. Reall?! well they are deifnitely alot cheaper to do than buying those stickers :) You don't need to have a surgeons steady hands to achieve this look! you just a need a little patience and enthusiasm!

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  55. Look one is amazing! Very Cath Kidson. :)

    Sarah x
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    1. We love Cath Kidson's florals and vintage-esque designs!

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  56. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! Absolutely love these nails; I thought they were nail wraps until I read the tutorial, so cute!
    Look forward to reading your future posts,

    Alex x
    allurescent.blogspot.co.uk

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  57. Your nails are so beautiful. I'll try this out myself!

    Kamila x

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  58. These look amazing. At first I thought they were stickers - that's how awesome the design is. I have to try it sometime.

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  59. Those roses look so real! As if they'r were the nail stickers. Would like to try them on mine but too bad I have short fingernails >.<

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