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

Monday, 11 June 2012

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!


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'


  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