Sunday, 5 May 2013

Freehanded Rose Nail Art Tutorial

Now that summer's here I'm seeing floral prints everywhere. I'm not one for going all out on prints in my outfit choices but I think a little here and there looks great. I've been using these roses as accents in a few of my manis and I had a few requests for a tutorial so today I'm gonna share my method. It's much simpler than it looks and the results are definitely a stand out.


The stuff you need
A small nail art brush is essential and you'll need quite a few nail polishes too...
From right ← left
Base colour: BYS Pretty as a Peach
3 colours for the roses: NYC Bubblegum Pink, Rimmel Heart on Fire and Models Own Utopia
A green colour for the leaves: NYC High Line Green

I also use acetone to get my brush super clean between colours. Nail polish remover works too but I find it's not quite as hardcore at cleaning as the acetone!

Start by painting on your base colour and letting it dry completely.

Paint on some random circles and don't worry if they aren't perfectly round. You could even use a large dotting tool for this part.

Take a darker colour and draw some contour lines within each circle.

Next, using a lighter colour, draw on some highlights in the same way. You can skip this step and still get a really nice result.

Add one or two leaves to each flower.

Finally, add a top coat then use a small paintbrush dipped in acetone to clean up around the edges of your nail and you're all done!


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55 comments :

  1. What a coincidence-I today also added a tutorial on the roses :)
    I love this theme on nails :)
    and your roses are lovely

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  2. So pretty! Thanks for the tutorial :D

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  3. this is the second awesome rose tutorial I've seen today- now I know I just must try it out on my own!
    Looks amazing and so cute.

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  4. That is really cute, and a nice tutorial, will have to try this :)

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  5. Beautiful AND perfect!

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  6. Really cute! Thanks for this tutorial :)

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  7. So pretty, a must try [[: Thanks for your amazing blog and sharing your ideas

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  8. Thanks! This is very helpful!

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  9. Tried it already - success - lovin it !! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. This is gorgeous! I'll have to try this. Thanks for the tutorial =)

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  11. I've been wondering how you managed to make those cute round roses and I'd love to try this. Thanks for sharing ♥

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  12. Very simple, great tutorial!! Thank you! Love your blog!!

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  13. thanks so much for doing this tutorial! It always looks so complicated to me but you make it look so simple! I'll definately have to try this soon! :)

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  14. Great! I already tried to paint the roses and it went great :)

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  15. gorgeous! would love if you could explain more about cleaning your nail art brush with acetone. I use acetone as well, but for some reason, my nail polish just gets stuck on the brush and gets hard and yucky :(

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  16. Thanks! I'm going to do it now!

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  17. Thanks for this great tutorial! I saved it in my flipboard magazine, so I can never lose it.

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  18. I've been looking for a tutorial for these type of roses, thanks! Just curious though, do you wait til the dots and lines are dry before going to the next step?

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  19. These are so cute! They remind me of these roses my friend in school used to decorate all her work with in gel pens and I could never do it so I was really jealous haha. Good work!

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  20. I'm impressed! perfect and soo sweet. :)

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  21. thanks for the tutorial! i love these nails but never given them a go before :)

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  22. YESSS! i have been waiting so long for this! yaay!!

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE this :)
    THANK YOU for doing this :)
    hugs
    xx

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  24. I love!
    The roses is one of my favorite nail arts!

    Have a nice day :)

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  25. perfect little roses and a great tutorial!

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  26. oooh thank you. I'm going to try this. so cute.

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  27. Thanks for the tutorial! These are so pretty :)

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  28. Hello!
    May I know if we have to allow the paint to dry before we proceed to adding the lines for each step ? :)

    Btw, this is such a lovely nail art! And thank you so much for coming out with this tutorial! =D

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  29. It's really easy and it's a beautiful design. Thank you.

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  30. I always have trouble getting the lines opaque - somehow my polish won't stick when painted with a brush like you showed?

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  31. I just tonight used this tutorial and I love the results. Thank you so much for the tutorial, Sammy! Delphi Michaels

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  32. tutorial was awesome and totally easy to follow!!! i can't believe i can do roses!!!! thank you

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  33. Wonderful *-*!! It's very beautiful:)

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  34. wow i am definitely going to try this out! thank you!!

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