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Nail Art How To: Easy Purple Hibiscus Flower Nails

Nail Art How To: Easy Purple Hibiscus Flower Nails

08.14.13

By niwp_admin

Michelle of Lacquer or Leave Her has more art to share! The best part of this manicure it that it’s almost impossible to mess it up. The flowers are supposed to have a sort of flowy summer dress, shabby-chic feel to them. Since they aren’t supposed to be perfect, there is no pressure to make any of the strokes just right, or place the dots just so. Let yourself relax and just have fun, without worrying about precision.

Supplies Needed:

  • Blue-Purple (Blurple) nail polish
  • White, red, and black nail polish or acrylic paints
  • Nail art brush
  • Topcoat
  • STEP 1

    Paint your nails with 1-2 coats of polish as needed to get complete coverage. Here I’ve used two coats of Finger Paints It’s An Original!, a pretty polish that changes from purple to blue depending on the light. Let your polish dry completely before continuing.

    SLIDE 1 OF 8
  • STEP 2

    Take some of your white paint or polish (I'm using acrylic paints for my design), and put a dot on a palette (or a piece of plastic, old CD, etc.). I’m using a wider, flat brush so I can make wide brush-strokes; if you are using nail polishes that have small brushes, you may be able to use those instead of a nail art brush.

    SLIDE 2 OF 8
  • STEP 3

    Put some white paint/polish on your brush and draw a very simple curved stroke. Don’t worry about being precise—this is a shabby-chic sort of look that isn’t supposed to be perfect.

    SLIDE 3 OF 8
  • STEP 4

    Continue with a second stroke to close off your petal. Continue with more petals, using 5 to make your flower. Don’t worry if they overlap a bit and are messy in the middle—you’re about to cover that up.  Also, if you want to put your flowers off-center, or if you have one that is off-center or lopsided accidentally, fill in your empty spaces with tips of petals, as though the flower has gone off the edge of your nail (see picture). Clean off your brush when you’re done, if using a nail art brush.

    SLIDE 4 OF 8
  • STEP 5

    Put some red polish/paint onto your brush and dab the tip of it onto the center of each flower, to cover where the petals join. Clean your brush when done.

    SLIDE 5 OF 8
  • STEP 6

    Put some place polish/pain onto your brush and dab the corner of the very tip of it onto the red center of each flower 4-6 times.
     

    SLIDE 6 OF 8
  • STEP 7

    Wait until everything is dry, and then coat it with topcoat to protect your pretty flowers!

    SLIDE 7 OF 8
  • MORE..

    See her Nail It! Red Button Skirt Tutorial
    Visit her blog, Lacquer or Leave Her
    Like her on Facebook: facebook.com/LacquerOrLeaveHer
    Follow her on Pinterest: pinterest.com/mishka824m

    [Courtesy of Michelle Chouinard of Lacquer or Leave Her]

    SLIDE 8 OF 8
  • STEP 1

    Paint your nails with 1-2 coats of polish as needed to get complete coverage. Here I’ve used two coats of Finger Paints It’s An Original!, a pretty polish that changes from purple to blue depending on the light. Let your polish dry completely before continuing.

  • STEP 2

    Take some of your white paint or polish (I'm using acrylic paints for my design), and put a dot on a palette (or a piece of plastic, old CD, etc.). I’m using a wider, flat brush so I can make wide brush-strokes; if you are using nail polishes that have small brushes, you may be able to use those instead of a nail art brush.

  • STEP 3

    Put some white paint/polish on your brush and draw a very simple curved stroke. Don’t worry about being precise—this is a shabby-chic sort of look that isn’t supposed to be perfect.

  • STEP 4

    Continue with a second stroke to close off your petal. Continue with more petals, using 5 to make your flower. Don’t worry if they overlap a bit and are messy in the middle—you’re about to cover that up.  Also, if you want to put your flowers off-center, or if you have one that is off-center or lopsided accidentally, fill in your empty spaces with tips of petals, as though the flower has gone off the edge of your nail (see picture). Clean off your brush when you’re done, if using a nail art brush.

  • STEP 5

    Put some red polish/paint onto your brush and dab the tip of it onto the center of each flower, to cover where the petals join. Clean your brush when done.

  • STEP 6

    Put some place polish/pain onto your brush and dab the corner of the very tip of it onto the red center of each flower 4-6 times.
     

  • STEP 7

    Wait until everything is dry, and then coat it with topcoat to protect your pretty flowers!

  • MORE..

    See her Nail It! Red Button Skirt Tutorial
    Visit her blog, Lacquer or Leave Her
    Like her on Facebook: facebook.com/LacquerOrLeaveHer
    Follow her on Pinterest: pinterest.com/mishka824m

    [Courtesy of Michelle Chouinard of Lacquer or Leave Her]

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