Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nail Art Tutorial: "Dainty Taro" Nails

Good morning everyone!  Missed my nails?  hahaha  I haven't been posting nail art tutorials as I've been busy the couple of weeks!  Now, let's bring back my 10 fingernails!  They are all excited to see you!  My first nail art tutorial for the year 2010 leans on to something dainty as always, and of course, as promised, I've used my mini OPI Polish that I have been keeping for quite some time.  I'm glad I used it, the color is amazing!  Reminded me of "Taro Ice Cream"

Step 1:
Apply a base coat prior to nail polish application.  Apply 2 coats of OPI polish in Done Out in Deco.

Step 2:
Making sure the 2 coats are dry, use a gold glitter polish to apply the tip of the nails with feather-like motion.  I am using Bourjois mini polish.  I am in the mood to use mini polishes! *hahaha*


Step 3:
Just like regular flower nail art, drop 5 drops of white polish


Use the needle and feather the dots inward just like on photo below


Step 4:
Now this is the "new" part, aside from feathering out the inner dot, feather out the outer dot as well to create a different "feel" of flower


Step 5:
This is optional, but to fill in the other space, create smaller dots below the flower.


Alternate white dots and pink dots

Do the same on other nails, I alternate the flower color
Using White and Pink Prettynails' Art pen



Step 6:
I used Swarovski flat bed clear stones to create the flower bud, press with a toothpick to make sure it stays.


Step 7:
Do not forget to apply top coat to protect your nail art.  Make sure to apply the top coat when the nail art is dry.


Here's my very dainty nails to start the year right!


I hope you learn something different to create flowers :)
And I do hope you wont' get scared to try nail art!
Practice makes you happy...

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. i like it :)
    hmm can't wait until i have time, then i can try this tutorial out ^__^

  2. How cute! I love the soft lavender color!

  3. you sure do have a steady hand for this! *envy envy* :D

  4. Very sweet.
    Lovely done.

    Thanks for the tut!

  5. It's so pretty and cute! You always make the best nail designs. :)

  6. Oooh, I love this! Love the lavender color too, I'm so into lavender nails, and I think I'll be sporting them often for this spring. I always change my mind though hehe Thanks for the tut!

  7. So pretty!! I know i said this before but i'm really amazed at your ability to do nail art on both hands!! I can't even draw nicely using my stronger hand!! Hehehe!! :D

  8. Gorgeous! I love doing nail art but I'm not that great at it. I have so little patience, lol.

  9. That is so cute nail design and the main nail color! This purple looks so sweet!
    And I'll be definately try to do flowers by your way! Thanx for the tips!

  10. I really enjoyed this post even though i dont do my nails at all lol. This is so pretty!

    Also, thanks for the sweet comment Nikki! It made my day.

  11. yummmm u triggered my cravings for taro ice cream already! I havent painted my nails for a while too..got a little lazy already :p

  12. Wow, this is really pretty!
    The colours go together perfectly! (:

  13. You crack me up achie. I suddenly remembered Quickly's Iced Taro. Crazy. lol.

  14. This is gorgeous! The design is very pretty and I love the lavender color too.

  15. Ahhhh! A breath of spring! I'm looking at the frozen wasteland outside and your nails are a breath of fresh air!!

  16. Love this design. so lady like color.

  17. these are so lovely, very girly and spring ;D

  18. soo cute and lovely, love it=)

  19. Aww So Pretty!! I love purple nails! You should seriously start doing Nail Tutorial Videos!!

  20. WOW!

    you have steady hands.

    great! i can't even do my own nails.

    I am Denise Katipunera

  21. Done Out in Deco looks sooooo good on you, Nikki. LOVE this look. The glitter tops it off.


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