Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Nail Art Tutorial: Spring Time Greens

Hello People of the World! :)

I spent my weekend with my nails! On Saturday I went to a salon for my manicure and pedicure and went out with bare nails. The lady was too funny, she kept on asking who did my nails and how long I had it on. I said: "A week!" and she demanded: "Why do you want to remove them?" LOL I got so embarrassed because the other clients are looking at me already thinking that I'm a high maintenance whore who wants to change my nail polish weekly.

Well...it's true!

I love changing it weekly not because I want to look pretty, it's because I honest-to-goodness love doing nail art! I may not be great with it but hey! It's pure love and passion we're talking about! LOL

As seen in my previous post, I've bought a couple of new polishes but nothing inspired me to use them. I searched through my collection and found this polish I have and never used :) It's PERFECT for Spring and Summer! :) Hope you like it!

Step 1:

Apply 2 coats of lime green polish. I use Maybelline's Colorama in Neon green . Let dry.



Step 2:

Using my yellow nail art pen, apply a line over the tip of your nails. French Tip version.



You can stop here if you like it simple



Step 3:

Using any clear polish, apply it over the french tip Lime-yellow nails...




While wet, drop in dots for petals. Use any color you want. This is the fun part! Combining different colors and making it work :)



Step 4:

Use needle to drag the dots. If you're a reader of my nail art tutorial, you know why I do this step :)



Do this to both flowers :)



Step 5:

Add some extra "oomph" on the nail art :)



Step 6:

I like glittery nails, so I apply Elianto's Glitter polish over the nails.
. Top with a top coat again.




This could be my version of St. Patrick Day Nails too!
But I find this more on a spring look! :)
I hope you like it!
Stay Happy!


58 comments:

  1. just the right colour for St. Patrick's Day! beautiful!

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  2. Your nails are absolutely gorgeous, hon! ♥

    I wish I had the patience to do my nails every week. *laughs* I rarely paint my nails and when I do I never do anything fancy. You have been inspiring me to have gorgeous nails, though!!

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  3. oh, I wish I can do that! so pretty nikki.

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  4. so pretty! the colors r perfect for spring!

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  5. So CUTE! You are so coordinated...I would have to go to a salon to have that done!

    Is it OK to wear bright nail art at work? My colleagues and clients would have a heart attack, but that's just because they're all IT nerds and accountants!

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  6. Thanks Jojoba :)

    Jae, lol I think I am addicted to nails stuff! I just went to a local bookstore looking at art brushes! LOL I am crazy!

    Nehs, thank you sis!

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  7. FuN and MakeUp, yay! that's what I like, spring inspired! :)

    Jamilla Camel, I'd love to go to the salon for the cleaning, but for the nail art...I love doing it on my own. And yes, I can go outrageous colors at work because we don't meet clients, I can even wear shorts if I want and slippers! hahahha But let's not go there :D

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  8. totally st patrick's ! i love your dainty flowers! and hey that day i tried with needle too, and the result was pretty good!

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  9. I like the two nail colors you used...although I love green, I don't have any green nail polish though...

    And for some reason I have never seen any of the colorama polish in the US...

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  10. Very colorful! Green and yellow looks awesome together! Love all your nails work!

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  11. this is very pretty nikki!

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  12. very cute!! I love how the yellow pops in the picture!!

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  13. i like the yellow tips a lot!
    normally i wouldnt even think of yellow!

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  14. Yay green!! My favorite color. So pretty, twin!

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  15. your nails are gorgeous! i wish i had more patience to put designs on =p

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  16. I love it! You're so creative Nikki =D

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  17. ooooh! that's too cute! haha and right on st. patrick's day! lol :)

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  18. you are soo creative and do your designs freehandedly sooo well! great pick me up!

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  19. Prettybeautiful, the needle method definitely works magic :D I'm glad you like the method too!

    Fuz, thanks

    Citrine, actually the Maybelline Colorama polish is a gift from an Aunt, it should be available in the US, it's not available down here too so I'm lucky to have that color in my collection, it's not easy to find a good green polish! :)

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  20. Anastacia, thank you

    Jo, I'm glad you like it

    Mary, I like how yellow made the nails brighter and very springy :)

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  21. Yumeko :) I don't know where I got it, I think I saw some from a photo we have at home, green leaves and yellow flower or something :)

    Mel, thanks for dropping by dear

    Ebeautyblog my twin! Really? green is your favorite color? Green is my favorite EYESHADOW color :)

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  22. Miumiu and Debi thanks to both of you for the sweet messages :D

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  23. owhh its so pretty.
    i can only dream of painting my own nails and turn out like that!

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  24. you are very talented when it comes to nails :) I loveee itt! Wish I can learn how to do it :p

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  25. This is so pretty!! How so appropriate for St. Patrick's day! You're really talented!! :D

    I love the shade of green! :D

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  26. so cute! i've been reading your blog for a while. man i miss the philippines. its so much fun everytime i go there and visit family!

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  27. i love the bright yellow tips! great spring/st.patty nails

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  28. WOW. This is so pretty!! You're so talented - I can barely give myself a regular old boring manicure. You've totally motivated me to keep practicing though. I'd love to be able to do this someday!

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  29. Kim thanks girl!

    Steph, I did not intended a St. Patrick's look but yeah, after I've done it, that's when I realized the "theme" :)

    Yummy 411, thanks for the appreciation of my work :)

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  30. Lynn, I'm sure if given the chance and right tool, you'll be able to create one yourself :)

    Iyah, :)

    Jenn, surprisingly the maybelline polish was with me for almost a year, I did not even take a look at it! I'm glad I did, the shade is indeed pretty!

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  31. Jensmakeupbag, when was the last time you visited the Philippines? thanks for the comment :) Nice to know a Filipina blogger :)

    M, thanks sweet girl!

    Cat, nice to see you here, thanks for the comment and welcome to the blog world :)

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  32. That's soo pretty Nikki. I wish you could teach me that if ever we get to meet again. :)

    I'm not really talented when it comes to applying nail polishes 'coz I hardly control it. My hands always get shaky. :(

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  33. Some day I'm going to get me some nail art just to see how long they'll last on me hehe... Lovely and informative tutorial as always!

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  34. Roanne, sure! :) I will definitely give you some tips if we have the chance to meet again :)

    PB! Hey! I hope they use a wonderful top coat on you so it'll definitely last on you!!! Do you think I can survive KL by sitting at a corner and do nail art to random people and earn money from there? LOL Is that considered BEGGING? LOL I work for money eh? hahahha

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  35. Hey, Nikki! Just stopped to say thank yo so much for visited me :) Thanks a lot for all your sweet comments to me :)

    I like so much your icon pic! You're so pretty! Love your happy smile :)

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  36. Very artistic! Don't think I could ever have the patience to do that myself...

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  37. Very pretty and perfect for spring. You're so talented!

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  38. YAYYY so pretty! I recently got a green color too!

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  39. I never got a chance to say that you are soooo sweet for always leaving me sweet comments =)

    thank you hun!! xoxo

    wow,
    lovely nails.

    yay for Spring!!

    xoxo

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  40. Totally Spring-y. I doubt I could pull this one off but it looks divine on you!

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  41. That is so pretty! Perfect for spring.

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  42. Anastacia, thanks for liking my new icon pix :) Thanks for brightening up my day too!

    Renren, surprisingly, me too!

    Just me, myself and I, awww, thanks for the kind words, I'm sure you can do it! if you have the time really!

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  43. Gio, thanks for saying so :) I am just a DIE HARD polish fan! I'm really not talented, trust my word! :D

    kasumi, yay! can't wait to see your NOTD

    Vonnie, thank you sweetie

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  44. beeyoutiful7, spring there, summer here :) You are welcome, it's my pleasure

    B, who says you cannot pull this? Are you crazy sis??? Do you want me to jump over there and paint your nails green? :P

    Katrina, hey! thanks for the compliment!

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  45. these nails are very pretty!! love the flowers!! green is perfect for spring!!

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  46. oh, soooo cute! i like this kind of green! :)

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  47. Aquaracer, I am surprised so many people like this green! I don't like it at first, but I'm starting to love it! :D

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  48. This is so pretty :D! Very spring indeed :).
    And lol, I also change my polish weekly 'cause I get bored ;).

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  49. Cris, yay! It's nice to know people do the same as I do, some find it weird that I change it weekly :D

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  50. Hi Nikkie! I've missed your nail tutorials. :) I'd love to try this out, but I do such a horrible job on my left hand with just polish. :P

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  51. i love the yellow tips! :D you have stable hands there! haahas. my french nail always end up in a mess :((

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  52. Emilee! I've missed you! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment

    Miracle, lol I don't think I have that of a stable hand, I am just not a perfectionist, Its ok for me if I do crooked lines :) thanks

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