Saturday, 26 May 2012

Flower print nails

I hate a naked nail. After wearing polish for so long it just looks slightly strange and now that it's Spring/Summer and the weather is warmer I feel like I can play around with different looks.


I saw this tattooed nail tutorial idea on Megan's blog Lips so Facto (she got the idea from a cute polish nail tutorial here)  and I was dying to try it out for myself! 


1. Apply a base coat - I used Sally Hansen hard as nails


2. Apply any colour polish you fancy - I used my favourite colour of the month, MaxFactor's polish in 'chilled lilac'. And leave until completely dry.

3. Cut the temporary tattoo sheet into small pieces, roughly the same size as your nails. (I do this step first to avoid ruining my painted nails!). You can buy temporary tattoo sheets from ebay - my one sheet was 50p!

4. Peel the plastic off of the tattoo pieces and place it (pattern side down) onto your nail.

5. Use a wet cotton wool pad to push the tattoo design onto your nail and leave few a minute or two until you can feel the design coming off onto your nail.

5. Leave to dry for a few minutes and then finish off with a clear topcoat.




I must admit my first attempt (above) was messy and you can see there are cracks in the tattoo designs... But my second attempt (below) was a lot better. For the nails below I used Barry M's polish in 'peach melba' to make it a little bit more colourful!



I love this idea because you get a different design everytime and they look really cute and summery!

Are you going to give this a go?

Kat xx

34 comments:

  1. WOW! they look beautiful! Very creative! xo

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    1. Thanks, they're something a bit different xx

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  2. It looks great, I'll definately give this a go, quite fancy trying newspaper print nails also - cute polish do a tutorial on it :)
    Lovely Blog!

    http://geebeebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah I've been wanting to try the newspaper ones too xx

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  3. These are great. I'll have to get some myself :D
    my-own-treasurechest.blogspot.com
    xo

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    1. Let me know how it goes if you do :) xx

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  4. Love your nail, they're beautiful!
    Would you like to follow each other? :)

    http://dugongsss.blogspot.com

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  5. Your nails are super pretty! Liking the idea, must try it!
    xxx

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    1. It is really simple but looks pretty, thanks :) xx

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  6. amazing tutorial for nails! Will definitely give this a go!

    xo kerker
    The Ugly Moments

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    1. Let me know how you get on :) xx

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  7. wow those look amazing! I'll definitely try it.

    Your blog is fab, Ive followed :) xxxx

    http://kirstysparkle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you sweety! Glad you enjoyed xx

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  8. I love reading your blog so I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award on my blog :D

    www.studdedkisses.com

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    1. Aw thank you sweety, that's so kind of you! xx

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  9. gorgeous!!! its really unique!!

    www.trendinginfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. It's cool because everytime it comes out differently! Thanks xx

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  10. love your blog so much! your so talented! i followed <3 do you think you could maybe follow me back? would love my blog to be as good as yours xx

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    1. Aw thank you, that made my day! I followed back :) xx

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  11. Awww.. u're so talented!!! I so love ur blog. Indeed! :))

    Btw, You can join my first ever blog giveaway!!! I am giving away, knitted top, shades, crop top and gold watch!!! Visit here, http://majocamacho.blogspot.com/2012/06/first-blog-giveaway.html#comment-form

    Thank you so much! :))

    xx,
    majocamacho.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you sweety, the giveaway looks great! xx

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  12. so girly! and I love that pink!
    I tagged you in my latest post '11 questions tag' I'd love it if you checked it out and look forward to reading your 11 questions!
    http://confessioncloset.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/11-questions-tag.html
    Hannah x

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    1. It's my favourite nail polish at the moment! Thanks, I loved reading that tag :) xx

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  13. They look so fab.:D Good job!

    Vanese
    http://vanzthemachinee.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  14. It's the best idea ever :D Gonna try this out!

    www.mlncrd.com

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    1. Yay, let me know how it goes :) xx

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