Create: Floral Daisy Nails!

20 Apr


I was feeling creative and thought I should do something exciting with my nails rather than a plain spring pastel colour for an outfit. See how it looks good with my top? Since this spring is not just floral but floral-on-floral I thought it would be a great idea to wear this floral top with floral nails. I am a bit reluctant to wear floral-on-floral with clothes (and maybe I should be a bit daring and go for it) so instead I thought of the most subtle way of doing it. Less is more!

So I painted daisies on my nails! I didn’t know what background to do so I tested it with three different colours.

You will need:

A hair grip. I used this in making the daisies.

Pretty Colours! It is absolutely up to you what colours to use but I used:

A Base coat Barry M 3 in 1 Clean (Basecoat Topcoat & Nail Hardener All In One)

Brown Barry M, Mushroon

Purple Barry M, Berry I/C 

White Barry M, Matt White

Blue Barry M, Cobalt Blue

Yellow Collection 2000, Lemon Soda (I didn’t like Barry M’s yellow, this one in Collection 2000 was more pastel)

The Floral Top, River Island (Of course you won’t be needing this but just in case you want to know!)

Step 1:  Apply basecoat on all nails. A MUST! I cannot express the importance of basecoat before ANY colour light or dark, you don’t want realise you have dyed your nails bright pink or green when you’ve removed the nail polish.

Step 2: After the basecoat has dried, apply your chosen background colour.


Here I got carried away with putting the first two daisies on straight away.

Step 3: After your background colour had dried apply the yellow dots by dipping the hair grip into the nail paint and dabbing it onto your nails. Remember to space them apart to leave space for the white petals and not to take up too much nail paint.

And it should look like this.

Step 4: Apply the white petals on and as with the yellow middle, dip the hair grip into the nail paint and dab on the petals carefully.

Doing these nails did take me a couple of tries, but its well worth it in the end.

Step 5: Once the daisies have dried apply a top coat to make the daisies look flat. This is also to stop everyday smudging, chipping or scratching. As you can see I’ve added white dots around the flowers, it made it look less bare and more floraly (if that’s a word).

I’m going to try this out with the blue background on all nails and see how it looks.

Coming soon…

American inspired nail art!


[Image from google images]



All content and images © Malia Choudhury 2012 unless otherwise stated.


11 Responses to “Create: Floral Daisy Nails!”

  1. Chelsea O'Rorke April 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I tried your floral nails – I also linked you in to the post, don’t want to steal the credit from you.

  2. Chelsea O'Rorke April 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Wow these are really cool. How long did they take you?
    I usually do stuff like this with my nails, but it’s annoying to spend so much time on them and then they chip.
    Chelsea xx

    • Fashionista's Picks April 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

      It took me around 30 minutes, its all because of the drying time but it was all well worth it. It does take a couple of tries but you’d get the hang of it. Try it out 🙂

      • Chelsea O'Rorke April 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

        I will do thank you, I think it gets easier the more you do it too, I’ve been doing patterns on my nails for a while and other then the drying time, I think me personally creating the pattern I am getting quicker.
        Thank You for this post.

      • Fashionista's Picks April 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

        Yeah it does, I had this nail design in mind for ages but I thought I should just get right down to it and try it out and it led to a pretty result! Your Welcome 🙂


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