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Vietnam Inspired Floral Nail Art Tutorial

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Floral nail art tutorial

Travelling is one of the best sources of inspiration. Nothing helps to unwind and fill your head with new ideas better than discovering new countries with all their diversity, unique colour palettes, architecture and nature. Right now I’m in Vietnam, the natural environment here is so rich and bright. There’re garlands of blooming flowers on many of the roadsides, a heavenly blue sea and deep green tropical forests. These vivid surroundings have inspired me create this Floral nail art. It’s dramatically different to my usual edgy geometric patterns but some habits hard to break so to spice up the look I mixed florals with stripes. Always a winning combo.

Although this Floral design may look a bit complicated, it’s really easy to do. No steady hand or fine drawing skills required. So without further ado, let’s see the how-to! 

YOU’LL NEED:
  • White and bright pink nail polish
  • A base coat and top coat
  • Striping tape
  • Middle size nail art brush
  • Dotting tool

Pink Floral nail art tutorial

HOW TO:

  1. Start with a base coat. Once dry, attach striping tape as pictured. Make sure the tape is attached to the nail properly to ensure the clean lines.
  2. Work one nail at a time. Paint all nails with white nail polish. On the nails that had striping tape, carefully remove it with tweezers.
  3. Apply quick dry clear top coat *
  4. On plain white nails draw one-stroke flower petals with bright pink polish using a polish brush. Dry for 5 minutes.
  5. Take a medium size nail art brush, dip it in the nail polish remover and lightly go over flower petals to create the watercolour effect.
  6. With a dotting tool, make 3 small dots in the middle of every flower. Finish with quick dry clear top coat.
 * It will help not to smudge white background, when make watercolour effect on step 5.
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Used: Orly Bonder base coat, OPI Alpine Snow, Sea Siren Sailaway Heater and Seche Vite top coat.

Have you ever done nail art inspired by your travelling adventures or another country?

As always, if you try this tutorial, make sure you show us your creations! We’d love to see you work – Tweet or Instagram us a photo with the tag #sonailicious.

– Elina/NailScope

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  • I LOVE this ! There’s something refreshing about this beautiful nail art. Definitely gonna try this out !

    • Thank you!! Elina is genius, isn’t she? Look forward to seeing your version!

  • Very pretty and delicate. Spring feelings come up just seeing it!

  • Clarita

    I love this! Yes I have done lots of nail art for different countries! I will tag you on Instagram to see my photos!

  • Those flowers look fantastic! I’ll have to give those a try soon :)

  • They are so beautiful, absolutely falling in love! I hope you’ll have a wonderful time in Vietnam!

  • Very beautiful!

  • Colleen

    OH I would LOVE to visit Vietnam one day!!! The people are so interesting, very humble but dedicated especially to nail care. I am learning Vietnamese and would love to fully immerse myself in their culture. Must show some pics of your trip!!!

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