February 09, 2014

Nail It Valentine's Edition: Blooming love

In between cards, gifts, the date and a spanking new outfit, the prospect of a professional manicure for Valentine's Day is probably out of the question. Love-struck beauties, read on! We've got the perfect DIY nail art to have your cuticles hand holding-worthy.
 
You'll need
Clear base and top coat
Nail polishes of your choice
Sharp pointed instrument (eg.nail striper, toothpick, or even a twig!!)
 
Time to Nail It!
 
1. As always,  protect your nails with a clear base coat
 
2. Apply 1-2 coats (or until opaque) of a base colour


3. For want of a better word, blob on nail polishes of your choice. This will form the base of your flowers. There is no need to be too precise here (we actually prefer our blobs more irregular and messy!)

4. Dip the tip of the pointed instrument into white polish and swirl it around the still wet blobs
 
5. Clean off the tip of the instrument and using a green nail polish, draw in some leaves and stems


6. Apply a clear top coat to seal your design

 
Of course you can do this on all your nails, but creating an accent nail with this design is a great way to spice up your nails if you're afraid of being too OTT! If you enjoyed this Nail It post, let us know. Also, if you have a nail design you want us to nail, then tweet us a picture or request with the #MKnailitplease
 


M + K


34 comments:

  1. nice nails *.*

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  2. This is a really cute and fun nail idea for valentines!
    Innocent and adorable!

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    1. We're really glad you like it!

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    1. This is definitely one of our favourite Nail It posts so far, so we're glad you like it!

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  4. Lovely nails art!
    Marina
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    1. If you look at all our Nail It posts, you can probably guess that we love our florals!

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  6. Hello from Spain: pretty flowers. Keep in touch

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Marta :)

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    1. Thanks Adam! As usual, we're glad you like this post :)

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  8. white nail- cool :))
    I follow blog :)
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    1. We love our white polish! It is great for nail art and works perfectly as a base colour too

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  9. I would have no patience doing this sort of thing! But great tutorial!
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    Kiri
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    1. It honestly does not take as long as you'd think, Kiri. You can always paint one nail for an accent nail if you want to try this out but don't have the patience. Trust us, you won't be able to stop at one!

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  10. I am definitely going to try this out for Valentine's Day on friday! Thank you for inspiring me, I have followed your blog :) would really appreciate it if you would have a look at my blog as it's new to me! cocomademe.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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    1. Thank you!! Comments like this from our readers really make our day!

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  11. Nice idea I love how it looks!!
    www.mystyleisfreedom.blogspot.com

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    1. We're really happy with the way the design turned out

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  12. Aww the flowers are so romantic for VDay! Beautiful :) I'm following your blog ♥

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    1. Thank you! You can't go wrong with florals for Valentine's Day

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  13. I so have to try this nailart out till tomorrow, so cute and chic- perfect for Valentine ^^/ Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You welcome Jennie! We love DIY nail and sharing them with you all!

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  14. I love the way you keep these designs so simple yet still very stunning! I've already attempted to replicate this myself! It isn't as neat, but I'm enjoying exploring DIY nail art

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    1. That is great to hear! We would love to see some pics!

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  15. This is such a gorgeous idea!! It's perfect for any time really, you guys really are nail art gurus!!

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    1. Thank you :) This definitely can be worn all year round. We just thought it would be especially fit for Valentine's Day when flowers (particularly roses) are every where!

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