Rosebud Nails- a tutorial

June is my birthday month (I'll be turning 20! Last month as a teenager) and to celebrate I wanted to do something special for all of you wonderful people. Throughout the month I'm going to be posting about some of my favorite tutorials, related to nails, hair, and bracelet making. So stay tuned for some really fun posts, I'm already super excited about them!

Today I'll begin the adventure with one of my favorite nail looks to do. This look is really great for the Spring season, but I love it just as much for summer. Enjoy!

I'm going to show you how I achieve these beautiful rosebud nails. This is one of my favorite looks do to, when I actually have some time to sit down and do them. Now for a disclaimer, I'm not a professional nail artist by any means so these aren't perfect, but you get the point! So if you like the look, continue on reading!!

Sally Hansen's Mint Sorbet, Wet n Wild's Caribbean Frost, Sally Hansen's Coral Reef, Sally Hansen's Cherry Red
Pick out 4 colors: a light green for the base of the nails, a darker green for the leaves of the rosebud, a light pink for the body of the rose, and finally a darker pink or a red for the outline of the rose. Also grab a small dotting tool and a small tipped paint brush.

Step 1- Use the lighter green to cover the base of your nail. Cover with 2-3 coats depending on the nail polish, I used 2 coats.

Step 2- Use the dotting tool and the lighter pink color to create random dots on each of your nails.

Step 3- Take the paint brush and a darker pink color or a red and create 3 lines on around the pink dot (2 on the outer edge and one in the middle)

Step 4- Again with the paint brush, take the darker green color and create two lines at the bottom of each rosebud to make leaves. Finish off with a top coat and you're done!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, let me know if you have any suggestions for a nail design that you would like to see and I'll try my best to do it for you!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

1 comment

Kris said...

LOVE this! I may try this on my nails! :)

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