Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nail Art Tutorial: Perky Orange Pop Nails

The weather is terribly hot nowadays and seriously, there's no point in putting on makeup so I use up my energy to create fierce looking nails instead!  I've done a series on simple nail art and let me get back to my first love!  Dainty floral nails!

Thanks to Caronia for re-introducing me to new Caronia shades.  I am really impressed with the shades available.  They are coming up with really perky shades perfect for youngsters, including me teehee --- hey!  No Violent Reactions please!

Step 1:
Apply your preferred base coat to protect your nails prior to nail polish application.  Apply 2 coats of your favorite orange polish.  I am using Caronia's Orange Pop polish.  Very pigmented and has a nice frost finish. 

Step 2:
To create a nice shimmer, apply 1 coat of Caronia Frosted polish in Sunset.  If you do not own a similar shade, you can apply a clear coat.

Step 3:
White the clear polish or the Frosted Sunset polish is still wet, quickly drop 5 dots just like what I did on photo below.  Do not be scared if the dot starts to expand, that's what we're trying to do.

Step 4:
White the dots are still wet, use a needle to create a nice petal.  Try to be quick on steps 3-4. 

Step 5:
It is your option to add extra dots if you like.

Step 6:
To create an illusion of a flower with petal, I am using Prettynails' 2 way nail art pen in yellow, using the thin brush to gently brush the middle portion of the flower.  The more imperfect it is, the better!

Step 7:
Apply your favorite Top Coat to protect your nail art.  My nail art lasts at least a week because of this!

Floral Nails on Orange Pop plish
Perfect for the girly side of you!

I want to thank everyone for appreciating my simple nail art! :)
Love it that most of you are embracing nail art the way I do!
Let's all snap our fingers and say...

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. I say this over and over again, but you are so skilled with nail art, Nikki! The flowers look awesome!

  2. Gorgeous nail tutorial..very simple and suitable for summer..Orange nail polish always look gorgeous when apply to our hand..^_^..

  3. i really love the flowers on your nails sis! they look so bright and gorgeous!

  4. This is great. Your nail art tutorials inspire me. I can't wait until I can afford nail art pens!

  5. What cute nails for summer! I loooove the way you did the flowers this time!

  6. That orange looks really nice! Lovely flowers!

  7. You never ran out of new ideas for your nails! Amazing! =)

  8. This is so pretty! That orange polish is gorgeous and I love the flowers.

  9. Hi Ms. Nikki, I'm an avid reader of your blog ever since i became a follower. Your are indeed so talented when it comes to nail art.. I hope i can soon learn how to do even just a simple nail art.. keep inspiring us Ms. Nikki! =)

  10. It's so cute! :P Orange pop indeed.


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