Create Floral Nail Art at Home With This Simple Trick

May 27, 2021
By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
Create Floral Nail Art at Home With This Simple Trick

Nail art can look hard, but you shouldn’t feel too intimidated to try it — especially when it comes to dotted nail art. We discovered this trend by scrolling through our Insta feed (no surprise there) and found nail artists creating a variety of designs featuring itty-bitty, intricate flowers. After taking the plunge into YouTube’s excessive amount of nail art tutorials, we discovered that it’s actually super easy to recreate flower nail art at home. It’s all about mastering the nail-dotting technique, which, truth-be-told, is as easy as can be.

The floral nail look is achievable for everyone — no matter if you’re a nail art beginner or a pro manicurist. All you need is a dotting tool (like this super-affordable set) and your favorite shades of nail polish to make it your own. Not-so-pro tip: If you don’t have access to a dotting tool, you can also use the end of a small eye makeup brush or the end of a bobby pin. Follow the steps below to get dainty floral nails for yourself.

How to DIY a Simple Floral Nail Art Look

  • STEP 3:

    Once your nail polish dries, grab another color and use a dotting tool to create five dots in a circle shape and then fill in the center area.

  • STEP 4:

    After painting on as many flowers as you want, add a smaller dot within the original center dot for extra detailing.

  • STEP 5:

    Wait at least 15 minutes for your floral nail art to dry and then seal with a top coat.

Photo: @karanailedit

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