Manicure Monday: Sunflower Nails


Tools Needed: thin brush, dotting tool

This was a request from one of my best girlfriends. She knows I love nail art so she tags me on IG in various nail art posts that she thinks looks cool/cute. This is my take on painting a sunflower manicure. Let’s get started!

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on the Sunflower nails:


1. Start with a base coat to protect your natural nail bed.
2. Paint the entire nail with your base color until it is opaque. 

Flower Petals


3A. With your thin brush/dotting tool of choice, drag the tool once on top, twice on each side, and once on the bottom. You should be left with a cross. 


3B. Repeat Step 3A on the spaces that were not filled. You can see your flower petals starting to form.


3C. Repeat Steps 3A-3C on the thumb as well. Try to fit as many flowers as you can. I decided to stick with two on each.



4A. Take your green nail polish and drag your tool on each side of the flower to create leaves.


4B. Repeat Step 4A on the thumb as well. Clean up the edges with nail polish remover for a neater look.


6. With your dotting tool and brown nail polish, dot on the center of the flower. You’ll be left with a beautiful sunflower.
7. Once the manicure is done, seal the nail art design with a quick drying top coat. This will make the nail look shiny and the design last longer.

I hope you enjoyed this nail sunflower tutorial. This was my first time painting them and I think they turned out great.


List of Products:
Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat
Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat
Julie G Cabana Boy
Essie Hot Coco
Revlon Minted
ORLY Lemonade

I’d love to see your manicure. If you end up trying this nail look out, show/tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #iidoydoyii

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