Nails : How to - Cath Kidston Inspired, Floral Nails.

Monday, 11 June 2012

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I had a few comments asking me how I did my floral Cath Kidston-esque nails so I figured I would do a quick tutorial for you. Its a really easy design to do. The great thing about it is that you dont need to be precise or amazing at nail art. The whole point is that from afar your nails look as though they are adorned with lots of pretty flowers. It doesnt have to be really neat! - A bonus in my eyes!

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You can use what ever colours you want or what is easily avaliable to you. I chose to go with a pink theme as they were the shades on the top of my box of polishes! 
The polishes I used for this design were..

Essie 'Fiji' | BM Strawberry Ice Cream | BM Pink Flamingo  | BM Mint Green | ELF Green | NC 'White'


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  1. Prep your nails with a basecoat and then apply a light colour all over the nail.

  2. Take the lighter pink nail polish shade and a cotton bud. Dot the pink randomly over the nail for the main base for the flowers. Dont worry if these arent even or arent fully transfered to the nail, this adds to the effect.

  3. Take a cocktail stick or end of a kirby grip and randomly dot the darker pink nail polish shade around the lighter pink areas. At this point it kinda looks like leopard print! ha!

  4. Take the darker green polish and add small leaves around the flowers. It doesnt matter if these arent perfect leaf shapes. The whole point behind this look is that it doesnt need to be that neat!

  5. Repeat the above step but using the lighter green nail polish shade.

  6. Finally take a white polish and add tiny dots in the center of each flower. Finish off with a Topcoat.

So there you have it. A really quick an easy design that doesnt take that long at all! If you try this look out please link it in the comments or tweet me so I can see how your nails turned out!

If you would like to see some more nail art tutorials click here, here & here 

Much Love

27 comments:

  1. They're very cute! I did some very similar except with a different background colour (turquoise) a while ago, have a look and see what you think :)

    http://www.ducklingtoswan.com/2011/08/terrible-tuesday-and-cath-kidston.html

    Your tutorial is very helpful, they're really so easy to do aren't they, but people don't realise!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  2. great turorial, i actually have all of the same colors as you, can't wait to try it. thanks for making it look so easy! x

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  3. Great tutorial, what a lovely cute design.
    I'll definitely have to give it a go!

    I'm now following your blog. I'm pretty new to blogging. Hope you can take a look and maybe follow back?

    www.laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.com

    Thank you, Laura xx

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  4. These look great, looking forward to following the tutorial and giving it a go! 
    Caroline x

    Caroline's
    Catwalk

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  5. Love  Cath Kidston nails! I don't think my nail beds are big enough to try it tho! 

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  6. These look beautiful! I've just done a similar effect on my nails that I'm posting about tomorrow :) 

    Alice

    http://SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. jennasutherland11 June 2012 at 16:27

    These look lovely. I really like that you've used the nail wheel to show how to do it, makes it easy to see each step :) x

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  8. they look so pretty, i've never tried nail art like this, but you make it look easy and the step by step design using the nail wheel is a great idea :)

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  9. Aw man I wish I had a non shaky hand and could try and attempt this!

    xx

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  10. Wow, they look fantastic! Great tutorial, I'm definitely going to have to try this out :) xx

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  11. Aw yours look lovely too! I def want to try the technique with different base colours! They are really simple to do! x

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  12. Oh make sure you link me it if you post about your nails! :-)  I didnt make it look easy...it just is easy! :-) x

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  13. You should its so a quick and simple design to do!

    I will take a look at your blog! :-) x

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  14. If you blog about them when you've tried the tutorial out please send me the link so I can have a nose! x

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  15. You could do it on any size nail! Just have to do it to a smaller scale or have less flowers on each nail. Give it a go.. if it doesnt work just whip out the nail polish remover! :-) x

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  16. No Problem! Glad you like it! x

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  17. OOh I will have I look at your post tomorrow Alice! x

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  18. Thanks. If I come up with any other designs i'll make sure I do it using this technique too as its so easy to follow!  x

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  19. It is really easy and quick and you dont need to be precise (which i love!) x

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  20. Thanks Angela! x

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  21. You dont need a non shaky hand! You dont need to be precise! DOOO ITTTTTT! :-) x

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  22. Thank you! x

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  23. ahh, these are gorgeous! I'm so scared to attempt nail art because i'm so damn clumsy; maybe i'll give them a go, you've inspired me :')xo

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  24. Oh this is so clever! I love it

    dp

    x
    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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  25. love this! They look so nice :)!! xxx

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  26. Yorkshirepud12312 June 2012 at 18:31

    I've soooooo been out and bought the matching poilishes for this one! Can't wait to try x

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