Poppies – another flowery nail design

ImageThis is the second idea I had, the down side was that it stood out too much.

Things you need:

  • 3 colours: Maybelline Colorama tone 47 (silver glitter), tone 106 (metallic grey) and tone 112 (beige)
  • acrylic colours – I used water based acrylic colours, red and black
  • holographic glitter
  • flat brush
  • sponge

ImageHow to do it:

  1. Apply base coat to avoid any staining and after that the beige as your base colour. Let it dry.
  2. Now apply the metallic grey with the sponge like you’d to gradient effect. To smudge it a bit you can apply the silver glitter before it dries. Apply the glitter polish over the whole nail. Let it dry completely.
  3. Now it’s time for the flowers. Put some red and black acrylic colours onto a plate and tip one side of the brush into black and other to red. For each petal make small U shapes and don’t raise your brush. Don’t worry, if it goes wrong you can wash it off right away ;).
  4. When the acrylics are dry apply the holographic glitter. I picked it up with my top coat brush (it’s a neat trick and the glitter won’t fly off to anywhere else). Make sure to clean the brush afterwards of course.
  5. Apply the top coat and you have awesome poppies on your nails. The top coat also adds the shine to the acrylic paint.

Enjoy 😉 and comment. I will have 2 posts for you tomorrow also. First will be the graduation themed post and second is the next challenge.

About Kairi

Art loving girl from Estonia.
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