French Manicure & Flowers | Nail Art Tutorial

Want to know how to create this French manicure & flowers nail look? Follow our 9 step guide below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish, nail polish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Pink Manicure
3. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
4. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Ring A Ring O’Roses
5. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Fit For A Princess
6. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Ice
7. Silver Glitter
8. Pointed Drawing Brush (Small)
9. Dotting Tool
10. Dotting Tool

 

Now lets show you how we created this French manicure & flowers nail art!

French manicure & flowers nail art, Spring nail art, everyday nail art, base coat nail varnish

STEP 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail varnish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail varnish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail varnish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

 

French manicure & flowers nail art, Spring nail art, everyday nail art, pink nail varnish

STEP 2

Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to paint a French manicure first. To do this, we started with painting a thin coat of the sheer pink (2) nail varnish.

* You only want to paint one thin coat as it is meant to just help smooth out the colouring of your nails. You could also paint a top coat on your nails instead.

 

French manicure & flowers nail art, Spring nail art, everyday nail art, pink nail varnish

STEP 3

Once the pink nail varnish is dry, it’s time to finish creating the French manicure look! To do this, we painted a white tip on the end of the nail using the white (3) nail varnish with the small pointed drawing brush (8).

* As you have only painted a thin coat on of the pink nail varnish, you should be able to see where the white tips of your nails to help you create the shape.

 

French manicure & flowers nail art, Spring nail art, everyday nail art, pink nail varnish

STEP 4

Now you need to continue painting on the white tips on the rest of the nails to finish creating the French manicure part of the nail look.

 

French manicure & flowers nail art, Spring nail art, everyday nail art, pink nail varnish

STEP 5

Once you have finished painting on the French manicure, it’s time to add that little bit extra to this look – some cute little flowers! We started with painting the darker pink flower on the nail first by using the nail varnish in the colour Ring A Ring O’Roses (4) with the dotting tool (9).

We then painted the lighter pink flower next to it, but also made it look like it was slightly behind the darker pink flower. To do this, we used the nail varnish in the colour Fit For A Princess (5) with the dotting tool (9).

 

STEP 6

After you have finished painting on the flowers, we need to paint on some small green leaves. To do this, we used the nail varnish in the colour Ice (6) with the dotting tool (10).

 

French manicure & flowers nail art, Spring nail art, everyday nail art, pink nail varnish

STEP 7

Once you have finished painting on the flowers on the ring finger nail, it’s time to add the last bit of detail to these flowers! We painted a top coat over the nail and gently applied a single piece of silver glitter (7) in the middle of the flowers.

Also, we painted a single flower using the dotting tool (9) with the nail varnish in the colour Ring A Ring O’Roses (4) on the index finger nail.

 

French manicure & flowers nail art, Spring nail art, everyday nail art, pink nail varnish

STEP 8

After you finished painting on the single flower on the index finger nail, we need to paint on some small green leaves next to this flower too! To do this, we used the nail varnish in the colour Ice (6) with the dotting tool (10).

 

French manicure & flowers nail art, Spring nail art, everyday nail art, pink nail varnish

STEP 9

Now it’s time to add the final touch to this French manicure & flowers nail look! We painted a top coat over the index finger nail and gently applied a single piece of silver glitter (7) in the middle of the flower.

 

And that’s how we created this French manicure & flowers nail look! It’s a gorgeous look for your nails this spring. Perfect for everyday wear and special occasions!

 

French manicure & flowers nail art, Spring nail art, everyday nail art, pink nail varnish

 

Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

 

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60 Comments

  • Ruth 5th June 2018 at 9:35 am

    So pretty! x

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  • Caitlin Houston 6th June 2018 at 6:09 pm

    omg so talented, this is so stunning. Definitely going to try create this look on my own nails over the summer months xx
    http://www.lifeascaitlin.co.uk/

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    • Creative Nails 7th June 2018 at 7:52 pm

      Thank you so much! It looks so pretty on the nails 🙂 we’d love to see a picture if you do paint this on your nails!

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  • Ellis Woolley 7th June 2018 at 6:20 pm

    This look is so perfect for Spring, I’m always in awe of how neat and tidy your nails and nail art are 🙂 x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 7th June 2018 at 7:53 pm

      It’s such a pretty look, isn’t it?! 😀 Aww, thank you! That’s very sweet of you 😀

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  • Emma Rollason 7th June 2018 at 7:02 pm

    These are so cute, I love how delicate the little flowers are. You girls smashing it once again with the cutest designs.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

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    • Creative Nails 7th June 2018 at 7:55 pm

      I loved painting the little flowers on, I thought it really made the look 😀 it nice having a french manicure, but the flowers just make it that bit more special! Thank you so much 🙂

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  • Bexa 7th June 2018 at 7:10 pm

    This is such a pretty look! Your nail art is always so neat and creative , it’s awesome. This is gorgeous and so summery, perfect for special occasions too! Great post, thank you for sharing the tutorial xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 8:41 pm

      Aww, thank you! So glad you like it 🙂 I did love this look on my nails, it looked so pretty. Would be perfect for special occasions 🙂 the flowers just give it that little bit extra and special touch I felt!

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  • Paige 7th June 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Love this look! I’m definitely going to have to give this a try myself. It’s so pretty!

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Yay! So glad you love this look 🙂 we’d love to see a picture if you do paint this look on your nails!

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  • Beka 7th June 2018 at 8:46 pm

    French manicures are such a classic look, but I love what you’ve done with it by adding the flowers! It’s gorgeous!

    Beka | http://www.bekadaisies.com/

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 8:44 pm

      They are, aren’t they?! They look so pretty! Aww, thank you so much – it looked so pretty on the nails 🙂

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  • andthenzen ✨ 7th June 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I love your step by step pictures, they’re super useful! I’m a nail biter, but if I was to ever stop, I would definitely give this a go – so pretty and delicate!

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 8:48 pm

      Aww, thank you so much. So glad you love the step by step pictures. We really want to try create these guides so anyone can give it a go if they would like to 🙂 aww, well painting my nails actually helped me stop biting my nails as I wanted the pretty nails!

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  • Rhianna 7th June 2018 at 8:52 pm

    This is so cute and dainty! And dare I say it, it looks like I might actually be able to do this myself!

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 8:50 pm

      It looks so nice on the nails – it’s such a pretty look! Aww, yay – you should try it, it’s so fun doing nail art. Especially when you see the pretty nails afterwards 🙂

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  • Alice 7th June 2018 at 8:54 pm

    This is perfect for the every day woman who wants a simple look with a little flair! This is for sure something I’d go for if I had the skills to paint on the little flowers although I could cheat and get some cute little stickers… Brilliant and creative post as always and I’m loving how perfect these are for Summer coming up too!
    Alice Xx

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 9:05 pm

      I’m sure you could paint on the little flowers! It’s quite easy really if you have the dotting tool 🙂 however you decided to do it, we’d love to see a picture if you do try this look out in your own way! Thank you so much 🙂 yeah, it would look so pretty in the Summer on your nails too!

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  • Lea 7th June 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I used to love doing flowers on my nails. Yours look super pretty and the french looks really fresh. Always nice reading through your tutorials.
    Lea, xx

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 9:09 pm

      I love flowery designs, so I really like painting on flowers on my nails! Aww, thank you so much. So nice to hear you enjoy reading our tutorials. I haven’t actually done a french manicure on myself that many times, so I’m super proud of how this turned out!

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  • Andrea 7th June 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Love these! So simple yet so gorgeous, love the little flower details xx

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Yay! So glad you love this nail look! I love the flower details too, they really add a special touch to looks 🙂

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  • melissa major 7th June 2018 at 11:24 pm

    oh wow, such a helpful guide! I love the french manicure look so will have to give this a try 🙂

    Melissa
    http://www.moonlightmel.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Aww, so glad to hear this! We really do try and create these tutorials so everyone can try out nail art and create nail looks easily 🙂 I haven’t actually painted french manicures on my own nails that often so it was really nice to do this. Will definitely be painting this on my nails again! We’d love to see a picture if you do create this look 🙂

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  • Ain 8th June 2018 at 12:56 am

    Such a cute look! And this is such a helpful guide, I love how you tell us step by step. If I’m every going to do a french manicure, I’d be sure to check back on this blog of yours 😉 xx Ain

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much. So glad you think this is such a helpful guide! We do want to create these so everyone is able to try and create nail art and looks easily 🙂 it can be quite scary when you see these crazy looks and wonder how on earth someone created them! We’d love to see a picture if you do paint this look on your nails 🙂

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  • Geniussr 8th June 2018 at 3:20 am

    They look so pretty…love your skills❤️

    http://www.geniusenough.com

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you so much! So glad you like this look 🙂

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  • Sophie Wentworth 8th June 2018 at 1:12 pm

    The detail blows me away every single time. I love this design, it’s so simple and elegant. They look so fresh and polished. I love this one! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 9:18 pm

      Aww, thank you so much. That’s so lovely to hear, I do try and create looks that would look pretty on the nails and try to add the extra small details to make it special 🙂 I haven’t actually painted french manicure’s on my own nails that often but after I painted this look, I loved it. Will definitely try and create some other pretty looks in this kind of style!

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  • sharnah 8th June 2018 at 8:31 pm

    these nails are perfect for those who aren’t aloud bright and sparkly nails in the workplace, simple yet still so pretty!! x

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 9:18 pm

      That’s so right! It’s such a pretty look on the nails. Thank you 🙂

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  • Melanie 8th June 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Another gorgeous design ❤️ These are lovely and subtle perfect for work and everyday wear but with that creative flair added to make them special. Great post

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    • Creative Nails 8th June 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Aww thank you so much! I really do try and create these pretty looks that people will love. It really is, it’s not too much so it would be perfect for the workplace/everyday wear but also would look so pretty for special occasions too! 🙂

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  • Louisa 8th June 2018 at 10:05 pm

    I love the simplicity of this. It’s such a soft and sweet design.

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 10th June 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you, it looks so pretty on the nails! 🙂

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  • Sakshi Raina 9th June 2018 at 9:37 am

    This is so pretty, love the elegance! You’re so great at it. I don’t even have the skills to pull this off. Love it!

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    • Creative Nails 10th June 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! It’s a lot of fun doing nail art 🙂 I’m sure you could do it if you practiced and tried, just have to be patient!

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  • Jenny in Neverland 9th June 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Such a simple but elegant look! Would be perfect for a wedding 🙂

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    • Creative Nails 10th June 2018 at 12:23 pm

      I thought so too! It looks so pretty on the nails. Thank you 🙂

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  • Huda 9th June 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Absolutely love this design! This reminds me of how crazy everyone used to be about French manicures and I feel these day, people just don’t do it anymore hahah! I definitely wanna try this!

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    • Creative Nails 10th June 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you so much – so glad you love the design! Haha, yeah I know – I never really did french manicures before, so I thought I’d give it a go and try add a little bit extra to make it a bit more special 🙂 we’d love to see a picture if you do try this nail look out!

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  • Bea 10th June 2018 at 11:59 am

    Fabulous! Love this as I prefer subtle colours like this. Very elegant!

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    • Creative Nails 10th June 2018 at 12:25 pm

      It’s such a pretty design, isn’t it?! Loved seeing it on my nails when I had done it, I didn’t want to take it off! Haha. Thank you 🙂

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  • Sophie 10th June 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I absolutely love this design, so pretty but so subtle too, and great for Summer! I actually just bought a top that this would go so well with!
    Sophie – https://sophhearts.com x

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    • Creative Nails 10th June 2018 at 1:15 pm

      Aww, thank you – so glad you love this design. It’s definitely a favourite of mine! It would look so pretty on your nails in the Summer 🙂 aww – that’s great, maybe you can paint this on your nails when you wear it 😀

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  • Elise 10th June 2018 at 12:57 pm

    The detail is incredible! This perfectly elegant and simple for summer. I love it X

    Elise // http://www.elssthinks.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 10th June 2018 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I didn’t want to add too much, I think a couple of files to the french manicure look really adds that special touch! So glad you love it 🙂

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  • Ellie 13th June 2018 at 10:27 am

    These are so dainty and so pretty, perfect for something subtle in the summer!

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    • Creative Nails 13th June 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 Yeah! It will look gorgeous on the nails in the Summer, I can’t wait to paint this on my nails again! It would also be such a pretty look for special occasions too such as weddings! 🙂

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  • Nancy 15th June 2018 at 4:23 am

    I LOVE how you are decked out with all of these cute nail supplies. I also love that you make it easy to follow your guide. I always had a hard time doing my own french manicure. LOVE the flower touch you added to it!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    • Creative Nails 15th June 2018 at 6:41 pm

      Haha, thank you. It’s a lot of fun having various things you can play around with and use to add a little bit extra to the nail looks 😀 Yay! I’m so glad to hear that, that is what the aim is to create these tutorials so they are easy to follow. I hadn’t actually properly done a french manicure before on my nails until this look haha. Just need to practice. Remember at the end that you will have gorgeous nails so it’s all worth it 😀

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  • Laila 15th June 2018 at 10:41 am

    Simple and elegant. I like the flower touch to it! So cute.

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    • Creative Nails 15th June 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I thought the flowers added that special touch to this look!

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  • Fleur 16th June 2018 at 4:10 pm

    This is so cute! My friend has been looking for a way to (subtly) spice up her average French manicure and I think that this is perfect. Great post!

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    • Creative Nails 16th June 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much. I loved adding the little flowers to them, I thought it added a special touch to it but it doesn’t over-do it either. We’d love to know what your friend thinks of this look! ❤️

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  • Lydia 29th June 2018 at 8:06 pm

    I wish that my nails were long enough for something as pretty as this! (I bite them when I feel anxious.) Usually I just go for one block colour, in order to be neat.

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    • Creative Nails 11th July 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Aww, yeah – I didn’t used to have long nails but painting on the pretty colours really helped me stop the habit of biting my nails. There is nothing wrong with painting your nails a pretty block colour, they will look fabulous then too! 🙂

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