Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nail Art Tutorial: "Aloha" Nails!

Happy Thursday everyone!
I'll be off to my mom's today to do her nails! Yup, I'm not surprised my mom is so into nail art too! :) And she's the only person I do pedicures to! Yup, complete with all the tools! :D

And it's funny how I pamper my nails first before I pamper my mom's!!! I know it should be the other way around because I'll ruin my own nails at the end of the day! lol

Anyways, I've been inspired to go back to the basics, a simple flower tutorial that looks like "Aloha Hawaii!!!"

Here's my best step-by-step photo tutorial, I hope you gals enjoy this as much as I do! :D

Step 1:

Apply one coat of any base color you want. I use BNC Korean Polish in Aqua blue. Let dry.




Step 2:

Apply second coat of the base color, while wet, drop 5 drops of white polish. Do not panic if the dots disburse into bigger dots.



Step 3:

Quickly add 4 small dots as "shooting flower" effect.



Step 4:

Using a toothpick, spread the end of the dots going to the center, to create a nice petal.



Step 5:

Do the same procedure to the other nails (starting from Step 2). You can change the location of the flower on each nail.



Step 6:

Make sure the flowers are dry. Apply any Top Coat you prefer to protect the hardwork you've done. I personally love The Face Shop Top Coat. My nail art lasts longer.



It is your choice if you want to use other colors, but for this specific "Aloha" Nails, I prefer it plain and simple as my base color is already vavavoom! :D





Much mahalo for reading my nail art posts :)
And to my readers who wonder if I did anything to my hair from my past FOTD?
Yes, I cut my bangs a couple of weeks ago and I colored my hair :D
Stay happy!




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58 comments:

  1. love your nails designs!!! Thats really really cute, i really adored the flowers u did!

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  2. Mahalo for the tutorial pua's(flowers) are such a gorgeous design! You made it look so easy, I'll definitely give it a try!

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  3. I really like this one, not too many color, simple but pretty.
    You got a new banner !! Did you make it ?
    I like that it has your picture in it :P

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  4. This is my favorite of all you've done so far. I love it!

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  5. great great great!!! I love your design! all your works looks really cool:]

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  6. I love the color, not too bright, but different.!!

    I was trying to do my nails the other day, and failed, i think i need more practice lol!!

    I can't possibly do designs on right hand, cause my left hand sucks..
    u're like a pro at it!!

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  7. Oh so pretty... I love frangipanis!

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  8. Makemeup, thanks

    Neeyuh, you are welcome! And that's a new word to learn PUA :) thanks

    Digital Angel, sweet girl! :) Yes I have a new banner, and hubby made it for me! hahahah I am "stupid" when it comes to stuffs like these :) hehehe

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  9. Melvel, wow, I'm glad you like this

    Anastacia park, thanks darling! :D

    mary, ohhhhh don't worry, it really takes time, I've been painting my own nails since college, and I've started to do nail art last year..so it does take time :) Don't give up ok?

    Kahani girl, thanks for the comment, I've missed chatting and going crazy with you :D

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  10. I like this one! Simple yet eye catching. I also like your new header! :D

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  11. nice flowers! :D Im just wondering, do you play with rhinestones too?:P I just thought it would be very pretty to add some sparkles to the flower :D but it's already very pretty as it is ^^

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  12. Parisb, thanks :) And I'm glad you like the new header :D

    Acutelife, I actually do play with rhinestones and I'm addicted to it and planning to go for swarovskis, lol I just played with rhinestones 2 nail art tuts and I think I have to give my nails a rest :D Thanks

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  13. That flower is so intricate. Now this is something I could probably wear to work....at least a flower on one nail. Yaaaay!! I love how you say "Happy Thursday" but it's still Wednesday here on this side of the world. That's so amazing to me. :)

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  14. Pretty! I should try to do this to my toenails sometime. I can't paint my own fingernails!

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  15. this is an amazing nail art design. intricate but subtle. i love it. you are really super creative nikki!

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  16. this is very cute twin. Makes me wanna go to Hawaii for some reason. LOL

    btw, I like ur new banner. Is that you on the banner? It looks like you with short hair.

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  17. B, lol I sound like I'm from your future :D Happy Wednesday to you darling!

    Sesame :) Yes, you can always start painting your toenails :) And you'll get the hang of it and you'll want to do your fingernails in the future :D

    Lootwagon :) lol If you only knew, you can't call me super creative, my brother (who's the most creative in our family) will laugh! hahahah

    Cinthia Twin! Let's go to Hawaii together! I have a friend who lives there and sends me cute luggage tag that has this flower, I love Hawaiian Sunset too!!! Let's go!!!! :D Thanks for liking my new banner, and sad to say, it is ME! hahahah The photo is just a year old, my hair is tied up so it looks like I have short hair :D

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  18. ooohhh! new banner! nice!

    i love the nails! love that color blue, i hope it didn't get ruined though. :)

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  19. nails are really cute!! def reminds me of hawaii!

    your new banner is cute too!

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  20. Sab, I hope it won't too :) But who knows? I will be very careful when I do my mom's nails :)

    Nic Nic, thanks!

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  21. again you are the best in nails
    the brush holder are such a great find for me

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  22. That is sooo cute! I am going to attempt to do this.

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  23. I think this is my fave nail art from you so far!! So summery, nice and cool, it makes me wanna go to Hawaii, haha.

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  24. Oh, sis! This is gorgeous and I love it! Hmmm... will you do my nails too sis :)

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  25. eeee...so kewt! my cousin had hers done in something similar...i keep thinking "hibiscus" when i see it!

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  26. love it!! the blue is soooo cute!
    maybe i should get some dotting nail polish pen too, seem really useful.

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  27. so cute, you make it seem so easy toooo!

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  28. OMg I love ur nail art. This one's my fav.. love that blue so refreshing.. But my nails are terrible.. very ugly.. my mum said my nails doesn't look like a girls..

    hehehe..

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  29. pretty nails! btw where do you buy your BNC Korean Polish in Aqua blue?

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  30. Hello my futuritic pal!! You have out done yourself with this! This is my favourite so far......I LOVE IT!

    How was your korean dinner?? Us and our food!!

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  31. Ruby14, I've never seen the brush holder like that :) thanks for the comment

    Katrina, I'm sure you can do good, i'll check your blog and see how yours go :)

    Fuz, thanks, do you know that you made me want to buy Lunasol products ? lol I really do!

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  32. Gracie, I'll definitely do your nails if you're my neighbor! :)

    Bee, :) Hibiscus it is! :) I think it has similarity :) Love your nail art by the way!

    Prettybeautiful, the pens are very useful :)

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  33. Yumeko, this is honestly NOT hard at all :) Give it a try girl! :)

    Purple snowflake, I think your mom is just joking :) lol I love the blue color too, that's why I purchased this color! :)

    Jhoannz, at Robinson's Place , Ermita :)

    Glow Chaser, I love it that I'm your futuristic pal, that sounds cool! LOL

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  34. very pretty nikki! simple and dainty. exactly my taste.

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  35. this is so nice!!how i wish i have the skill :P

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  36. ok this is definitely my fav one yet!

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  37. Musicalfanlovesminerals, :) I now know your taste :) Simple

    @dDy, thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment :)

    Renren, thanks

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  38. simply and nice nail art :D
    thanks for sharing ^^

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  39. Hi Nikki. I've been following your blog for quite some time now. I am amazed at how religiously you post stuff on your blog and how your nail art tutorials are so fabulous. You're so creative and patient in painting your nails. You're lucky to be able to pull that off at work. As a manager, I can only wear reds and neutrals; nothing too funky and playful.

    Tish

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  40. So cute! My favorite one so far! :)

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  41. miRacle, you are welcome :) I'm glad you like it

    Tish, thanks for leaving a comment :) Yeah, I guess I'm really dedicated to this blog :) And yup, I can pull off any nail art I want at work coz I don't meet clients :) They're all overseas so it's all over the phone :) I'll see more of you :) Thanks for the lovely comment again

    Devi, awwww...now everyone's picking their favorites! hahahaha

    Miss Katin, thank you sis!

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  42. hi nikki, thank you for answering my question. another one, where at Robinsons Place Ermita (particular store)?
    I bought the nail art brushes from Koichi the one that you blogged about.

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  43. Jhoannz, they don't have particular store name but just a stall, maybe you ask the guard on "selling korean polishes" and guard will know :) Sorry, not helpful at all

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  44. I think your nail art is getting better with time... hehe~ Great job! :)

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  45. Jhoanz, glad to be of help :)

    Ahleessa, thank you so much, that is sweet of you for saying that :)

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  46. hi i'm new to your site. i really love your nails. you're so talented. if i wasn't such a nail biter, i would try to do mine too. hehe.

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  47. Babyxcakez, thanks so much for dropping by, you know what? Try to polish your nails, my sis-in-law is a nail biter too but everytime she has nail art, she stops, as she doesn't want to ruin her nail art! Which helps to reduce nail biting LOL

    Liz, thank you!!! :D How are you doing? Busy??

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  48. i love your nail art!
    i just found your blog, and can't get enough of it..Ü

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  49. Vanity's Child, thanks :) I'm glad that you left a comment and it's nice to know you :)

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  50. *hyperventilates* This is MY favorite of all your nail looks! Your nails and hands are gorgeous.

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  51. Aileen, *hyperventilates too* How can I top that LOL I don't think I can top this or do anything that would top anything lol Well I'm glad you found a favorite, and this favorite of yours lasted 2 weeks! YAY :) I'm getting lazier at times!

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  52. where can i buy bnc nail polish? :)

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  53. my nail art enamel merges in the background color. Example: if i hav applied red nail paint and i wanna make white nail art design. It will merge in the red color and shows pink which looks bad :( :( plz help

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  54. @claire You can purchase BNC polish at Korean polish stand at Robinson's Place Ermita :)

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  55. @Anonymous Hi, you need to make sure that the polish underneath is completely dry before you top on a different polish shade! if its not completely dry, the colors will really blend together. Hope this helps :)

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