Manicure Monday: Sunflower Nails

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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:

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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

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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. 

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

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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.

Leaves

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

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

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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.

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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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