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Simple and Easy Nail Polish Ideas: Light Pink Nails with White Flowers and Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

Updated on May 13, 2012

This is one of the nail art designs I used for my hub on 5 easy nail art design ideas for beginners. This will be a full tutorial with step-by-step pictures and product recommendations. This is one of my DIY nail art designs that may take a little longer to do than the others in my 'easy nail polish ideas' hubs, but it's well worth the extra minutes. It's a really feminine design, and looks great on long or short nails.

Applying the glitter

Next, I applied the glitter while the polish was still wet. It helps it stick to the nail and saves having to apply clear polish. I applied the glitter to the nail tip only, almost as if I tried to do a gradient glitter tip. Press the glitter down gently once you're happy with the placement. This will ensure that all the individual glitters are lying flat against the nail.

Creating the Flowers

This is my favorite part of this nail art design, and is a lot easier to do than it looks. All you need is a fairly large dotting tool and some white nail polish. For the tutorial, I did three flowers. They'll form a 'diagonal tip' of sorts when they're done. Do five white dots in a circle to form the petals for each flower.

Finishing the Flowers

Use a dark pink nail polish and a large dotting tool to create the centers of the flowers. At this point, the design is very nearly done. All you'll need to do is to add a smaller dot in the middle of the flowers using the light pink polish you used for the base. This will create real visual interest.

When all this is done, all you need to do is wait for the design to dry before you add the top coat. This will make it last longer and will also keep the glitter from giving the nail a rough feel. If you need to, add a second coat.

This easy nail polish design is a very flirty and feminine one, and is perfect for spring time or those romantic occasions. The beauty of it is that it's not complicated at all, but the end result looks like it might have taken all day to do. It's one of my DIY nail art designs that are easy enough for beginners, and is a great way to practice your dotting-tool skills.

If you'd like to see more pink nail design ideas, check out my hub on pink nail ideas for beginners.


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