Nail art has always fascinated and intimidated me. Over the past few months I’ve dipped my toes (and fingers) into the proverbial nail art water, but I had not tried anything too complicated. Until now.
Actually this look was not hard or overly complicated. It just has all the benefits of looking hard and overly complicated.
I was inspired by YouTuber cutepolish to give roses a shot, but I chose colors that were more inspired by the warm tones of autumn.
First, I put two coats of the cream colored polish over each nail and let it dry.
Then I cracked open my Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Tool Kit ($5.99) for the first time since purchasing it months ago. I could not be happier with this little kit!
I took the larger end of the dotting tool and made the base of my roses with the mauve shade. For most of my nails, three dots fit beautifully. But a few nails had two or four, so whatever you think looks good!
Then, using the detail brush, I added the pink over the mauve. Typically three brush strokes would do: two along the edges and a soft spiral for the center.
To finish the rose design I took the smaller end of the dotting tool and added two pale green leaves to every rose by lightly spreading the color around.
After one use I am such a fan of the Sally Hansen set! I cleaned the dotting tool and the detail brush with nail polish remover and a paper towel. That being said, you could definitely accomplish this look with a bobby pin and a toothpick or a pencil if you don’t want to spend money on this little set.
These roses were super simple but looked very chic. I couldn’t stop staring at my nails: so proud!
Base and Top Coat–Sally Hansen’s Double Duty
Background–OPI’s You’re So Vain-illa
Rose Base— elf’s Moo Mauve
Rose Detail–elf’s Bubble Gum Pink
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