NOTD Dandelion Nail Art

I’ve been missing doing nail art lately and after seeing a really cute design on Glossy boxes twitter page I decided to have a play around.

After a bit of googling (glossy box didn’t credit the person who did the nails) I find the cute design was done by Mad Manis (blog here). She’s got some great nail art designs on her blog so next time I need inspiring I’ll be going back.

I love how simple and cute this design is (I need a steadier hand it would seem)

I really like the sky grey/blue shade used as a base but didn’t have anything similar so mixed some. I started off with a base of OPI Dating a Royal (which is a colour I absolutely adore. I forgot to photo this so used an old photo)


Next I put a layer of No7 grey skies on top.


And finished with a coat of Avon Blue Water Lillies. This deepened the Blue Water Lillies coloured.


For the desigin it’s self I used my models own nail art pens. Disappointingly though my black pen has become blocked and doesn’t work anymore so I has to use a cocktail stick which is why my black is a little messier than I wanted. 


I painted 3 nails with black sticks towards the tip of the nail. On top of the black sticks I then painted thin strips of white to look like the head of the dandelion.


For the other nails I painted a few wishes on them to look like the dandelions had been blowing. I did paint my top coat too soon and smudge them a bit.


I really like this design and really want to try it again and get it a bit neater like the brilliant original.

Are you a nail art fan? Is this something you’d try?

Love M


1 Comment

  1. Beauty Bird
    August 28, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    I love this nail art! Going to have to give it a try xx

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