Have you ever wanted beautiful, floral nails but didn’t have the budget to go get it done, or the patience to do it yourself? Well, today we bring you a super easy, lazy way to make them yourself, in no time!
You’ll need nail polish (suggested: base and top coat, jade, pink, peach, white, and green), a cotton swab, and nail polish remover.
Step 1. Apply a transparent base coat so that your nails won’t turn yellow, and to make your design last a little longer.
Step 2. Apply your base color, in this case we chose jade.
Step 3. Make uneven, imperfect polka dots. We used pink for this.
Step 4. Now make “G” shapes with a different color. We used peach.
Step 5. With a light color, apply to spots at opposite ends to give your flowers a bright, shimmery effect.
Step 6. Now use green to make the leaves, try to make two per flower.
Step 7. Let them dry for at least 30 minutes and then apply your transparent top coat for a longer effect.
Step 8. Use a cotton swab with nail polish remover to get rid of the mess.
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