Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nail Tutorial: Vintage Roses and Polka Dots

Hi guys! I know it's been a really long time since my last post but these college applications have been kicking my butt! A few weeks ago, I took a trip to my local Victoria's Secret and bought a super cute water bottle. I loved the pretty pink flowers on the bottle just as much as I loved the pink and white polka dots on the bag they gave me! I realized that I could easily put the prints on my nails, so I decided to try it out. I hope you guys like it!

What You'll Need:
  • Basecoat and Topcoat 
  • Hot pink, light pink, and white polish
  • Green striper
  • 2 Toothpicks
  • Bobby pin
Step One:

Apply basecoat to all of your nails. Then, apply two coats of your base color(s). I'm using white as a base for my pinky, thumb, and middle finger, and hot pink for my ring finger and index finger.

Step Two:

Dip the end of the bobby pin into the white polish and use it to make polka dots on the hot pink nails.

Step Three:

Use the pink polishes to make little blobs on the white nails. They don't have to be perfect circles, because you want your flowers to look more realistic. 

Step Four:

Dip a toothpick into the opposite shade of pink polish than the one your flower is (i.e. use hot pink on light pink or vice versa), and use it to make little squiggly outlines inside of your blobs. This will form the petals, so they don't have to be perfectly neat. Use the other side of the toothpick when the point gets dull for more precision.

Step Five:

Use the green striper to make little thick lines coming out of your flowers for the leaves. Then, apply a coat of topcoat to all of your nails to protect your work and add some shine.

And there you have it, pretty vintage flowers and polka dots! I love this design because it adds a touch of femininity to your look and it's super simple to do. Thanks for reading!
XOXO Kayla


  1. Wow that looks awesome! I've tried something like this before and completely failed! Yours looks great, maybe I'll try it again using your guidelines haha