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DIY Nail Art Designs and Cool Nail Ideas: Pink Nail Design with Dotting Tool Flower and Rhinestones

Updated on May 24, 2012

Pink Nail Design with Stripes, Flowers, and Rhinestones

This is one of the DIY nail art designs I listed in my easy pink nail ideas for beginners hub, and it's really simple to do once you know how. The beauty of this design is that it uses only a striper brush and a dotting tool, and a few shades of pink nail polish. What I like most about this nail design, is that the color difference is quite subtle with the polishes I used, so it creates a really interesting effect. You could do this design in three or four steps, and you won't need a particularly steady hand either.

Step 1

If you're doing this design on natural nails, always take the time to push back your cuticles and to use cuticle remover to get rid of any excess skin. Apply a base coat and then pain the entire nail in the first shade of pink. I use a lot of hot pink polishes for my nail art designs, so this shade was a really nice change. It's more muted, and if you're not into hot or neon pinks, this might be a better choice.

Step 2

Use a striper brush and apply the first few 'whirls' or stripes in the medium shade. I used three shades for this design, the lightest went on as the base color. The medium pink will be used for the whirls and the flower. You won't need an especially steady hand, but do try to space the whirls far enough apart so that you can place at least one more in between each pair.

Step 3

Use a large dotting tool to create a small flower towards the corner on the tip of the nail. I used only four dots for this, but you could use five or more, depending on the type of flower you want to create.

Step 4

While the polish is still wet, place a rhinestone in the middle of the flower. I used a pale pink rhinestone for this design, but you could use any other color of your choice. Round rhinestones seem to work best for this, but you could use another shape if you want to.

Step 5

Use the dark pink ( I used a sheer burgundy color) to create darker whirls inside of the lighter ones. This adds real visual interest to the design, and the fact that the color is sheer makes it subtle but effective. This is the last step, so once the design is dry, finish it off with a top coat of your choice and rapid dry spray. This just helps everything dry a little faster.

This is one of my DIY nail art designs that are so easy just about anyone can get a great result at home. If you have short nails, you can still use this design. Just use fewer whirls, because there'll be less space to play with on the nail itself. The design looks best on a square tip, but there's no reason to not do it on a rounded or oval as well. It's pretty, feminine, and can be done in under 30 minutes. It's one of those cool nail ideas that you can rely on when you need something that is flop proof.


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      Atell Rohlandt 4 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you Thelma!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Beautiful! Thanks for sharing;-) Pinned.


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