DIY // daisy manicure

26.12.13



Something a little different today! I was inspired by a photo I recently saw on Tumblr, and just knew I had to recreate this nail art look. It's such a playful design; perfect for the summer months and upcoming music festivals here in the Southern Hemisphere.

 You will need: 1. A base & top coat. 2. A white nail polish. 3. A yellow nail polish. 4. Toothpicks. 5. A bobby pin (optional).
(I used Orly French Tip in 'White Tip', Jordana 'Tough Stuff Base & Top Coat' and China Glaze 'Lemon Fizz'.)

  Pour a little white polish onto a piece of paper, and dip the end of the toothpick into it so that it picks up a little bit of polish (as pictured). Alternatively, you can dip the toothpick into the polish bottle itself, or use the brush to add some polish to the end of the toothpick. Make sure not to put too much on!

   Carefully press the polish side of the toothpick into your nail, near the corner, to create a little petal.

  Repeat the above step 4-5 times in a rotation to create a little white flower. You will need to add more polish onto the toothpick every 2-3 petals.

  Add 2-3 more flowers onto the end of the nail, depending on how big/small your flowers are. I like to have some of the flowers half off the nail, like the middle one in the above picture.

  Repeat on the rest of your fingers!

  Next, take the end of the toothpick (or a bobby pin if your toothpick is sharp on both ends) and dip it into the yellow polish.

 Gently dab the yellow polish onto the center of each flower to really bring the manicure to life.

Seal everything in with a top coat, and you're done!

One thing I love about this manicure is how low maintenance it is; you don't have to worry about your nails growing out of it since the design is only at the tops of your nails. Of course, you could go crazy and cover your enter nail with daisies, or even use different colours to create different types of flowers. Doing this with your non-dominant hand can be a little tricky, but remember that practice makes perfect! Otherwise, you can always ask your friend/sister/mum to help you. Hope you found this tutorial helpful/inspiring; let me know if you try it out!

27 comments:

  1. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
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    1. Thanks Deniella, will have a look at your blog now :)

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  2. Wow, that's unique for sure. Something superb for summer, if I do say so myself! It's definitely one thing I want to try this summer, thanks for this Helena. :)

    LUCID STARS

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    1. You're welcome Rachel, glad you like it! xx

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  3. Creative as always - I'm definitely trying this when my current polish starts chipping! How good is the base/top coat you have? I need to find a good one!

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    1. The base/top coat pretty good, I wouldn't say it's the best one out there, but for the price of $3 I'm not complaining! I'll probably invest in a better one after I finish the bottle though :)

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  4. This nail look is adorable! I am definitely trying it out!
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely have a look xx

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  5. Such a cute mani! I'll definitely have to try this one soon. Thanks for sharing Helena :) xx

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    1. Thanks Fabliha, hope you like it on your nails!

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  6. omg! :3 i bookmarked this! really this nail art is probably one of my all time faves! so creative of you and thanks for posting a step by step tutorial. i love it so much helena :) btw you should also post it up in pinterest im sure lots of girls will like it

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    1. Thank you so much Shayne :) And yes, i'll pinning this on pinterest very soon! xx

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  7. These are so cute I wish I had to patience to give them a try!

    The Fashann Monster

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    1. Aw thanks, they're not as hard as they look, promise! :)

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  8. just found your blog and this is too cute!

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  9. wow this is so pretty omg! have to go out and buy me some white nailpolish so i can try this!!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
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    1. Me too, that bottle is running out..! I hear good things about OPI's Alpine Snow :) xx

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  10. Stop! This is just way too cute. I love how original it is too. I haven't seen this design on nails yet. Very cute :)

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    1. Thank you! Hoping to do some more designs soon as well :)

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  11. Wooow so that's how you did it! I loved it so much when you posted it on instagram ♥

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    1. Baby steps ;) Thanks Seryna xx

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  12. This is sooo pretty! I will def. try this!
    Albertine xx

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    1. Thank you! Hope it turns out well for you :) xx

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  13. This is so awesome!! Thanks for the details!

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    XX,
    Mybrunetteworld.com

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  14. How fun, you make this look so easy! Can't wait to try :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  15. This is such a cute idea!!! <3

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