Seahorse | Nail Art

Want to know how to create this seahorse nail look? Follow our 11 step guide below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
3. Under The Sea – Barry M – Pinktail
4. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Ring A Ring O’Roses
5. Nail Paint – Barry M – Diamond Glitter
6. Dotting Tool
7. Pointed Drawing Brush
8. Silver Star Gem

 

Now lets show you how we created this seahorse nail art!

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, base coat nail varnish, easy nail art

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.

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

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 our nails with the nail varnish in the colour White Out (2) to begin with. We only applied 1 coat of the nail varnish as this is just going to help the pink nail varnish stand out more on our nails.

We recommend you apply a thin coat rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 3

Once the white nail varnish is dry, it’s time to paint over them with the nail varnish in the colour Pinktail (3). Remember to leave the ring finger nail white though!

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 4

Now it’s time to start creating the seahorse in this nail look! As you can see in the photo above, we painted on 2 dots using the dotting tool (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Ring A Ring O’Roses (4). This is to help plan where we are having the seahorse.

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 5

After you have painted on the dots, it’s time to start working on the seahorse! We first painted on a small circle for the seahorses head by using the dotting tool (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Ring A Ring O’Roses (4). After we had painted on the head, we then painted on the seahorses snout using the dotting tool (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Ring A Ring O’Roses (4).

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 6

Now it’s time to start creating the shape for the seahorse and the cute swirly tail! To do this, we used the dotting tool (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Ring A Ring O’Roses (4).

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 7

After you have created the shape for the seahorse, we need to paint on the body and thicken the tail a little bit. To do this, we used the dotting tool (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Ring A Ring O’Roses (4).

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 8

Once you have finished creating the body, it’s time to paint on the fin onto the back of the seahorse. To do this, we used the dotting tool (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Ring A Ring O’Roses (4).

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 9

To add the final touch to the seahorse, we painted on small thin lines out of the back of the seahorse using the pointed drawing brush (7) with the nail varnish in the colour Ring A Ring O’Roses (4).

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 10

Once we finished creating the seahorse, we painted on a small bit of glitter over it to add that special touch! To do this, we used the pointed drawing brush (7) with the nail varnish in the colour Diamond Glitter (5).

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 11

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this seahorse nail art. We applied a top coat on all of the nails and then gently placed the silver star gem (8) on the little finger nail.

 

And that’s how we created this seahorse nail look! It’s a gorgeous look for your nails over the summer!

 

Seahorse nail art, summer nails, pink nail varnish, easy nail art

 

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

 


If you like this nail look, you may also want to check out our other ‘under the sea’ nail art:
🧜‍♀️ Mermaid Nail Art 🧜‍♀️
🐟 Under The Sea Nail Art 🐟
⚓ Anchor Nail Art ⚓

 

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80 Comments

  • Ruth 22nd August 2018 at 2:53 pm

    These are SO cute!

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  • Leros 22nd August 2018 at 6:34 pm

    This is so amazing!

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  • Samantha 22nd August 2018 at 8:23 pm

    These are the cutest nails I’ve ever seen. I would love to be able to do this look on my nails so I’ll be giving it a try! Thank you so much for this tutorial, it’s amazing

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 22nd August 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! I was quite proud of how the seahorse turned out, haha. I loved this look on my nails – it looks SO cuute! I’m so glad you like it – we’d love to see a picture if you do paint this on your nails! ❤️

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  • Soph 22nd August 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Oh wow that seahorse is so cute! I think this is a little too complex for me to do myself but I love the design so much and it looks gorgeous on you!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

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    • Creative Nails 22nd August 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you so much! It did require a little bit of patience to create this look and seeing how it went but I was quite happy with how it turned out 🙂 I’m so glad you love the design ❤️

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  • Natonya 22nd August 2018 at 8:41 pm

    I like the touch of the star on the pinky nail, looks like a starfish so seashore-like!

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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    • Creative Nails 22nd August 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Yeah! That was what I was thinking, it gave this look that extra special touch 😀 so glad you like it ❤️

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  • Hannah 22nd August 2018 at 8:53 pm

    These are so cute! You’ve made it look so easy too, I love how you’ve broken it down xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    • Creative Nails 22nd August 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad to hear that – I really try to make the tutorials easy to follow so anyone that would like to try getting into nail art or someone that wants to paint this look on their nails, can do that! 🙂

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  • melissa major 22nd August 2018 at 9:21 pm

    My goodness, very talented these look amazing, I love the seahorse! It’s great you made a step by step guide too.

    Melissa |

    Moonlight Mel

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    • Creative Nails 22nd August 2018 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you so much! ❤️ I love the seahorse too – I was quite proud of how it turned out haha. So glad you like the step by step guide! 🙂

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  • Lauren 22nd August 2018 at 9:29 pm

    This design is so cute and so intricate. The colours are beautiful. I love the coral pink. You are so talented. I always get my nails shellacked, as I definitely don’t have a steady enough hand or the patience.

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    • Creative Nails 22nd August 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 I love the pink too – it’s such a gorgeous colour, and the Under the Sea nail polish by Barry M have this really gorgeous effect with them! Nail art definitely requires a lot of patience, but when you see the pretty nails at the end – it’s so worth it 😀

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  • batool 22nd August 2018 at 9:44 pm

    this is such a cute nail look! i definitely will be doing my nails like this as i love designing my nails, thank you for the beautiful turtorial! xx

    batoolagiel.wordpress.com

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂 it’s so much fun doing nail art and designing your nails, isn’t it?! We’d love to see a picture if you do paint this look on your nails 🙂

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  • Life Travel Soul 22nd August 2018 at 10:23 pm

    This is SO pretty! I love the color and design.

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you so much! I love the colours too – they’re such gorgeous shades 🙂

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  • Fatimah 22nd August 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Such a cute little idea x

    FATIMAH • ROSEYGOLDBOX
    http://www.roseygoldbox.blogspot.co.uk

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  • Sally 22nd August 2018 at 11:07 pm

    This is really good! Cute seahorses x

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you, the little seahorse is cute! I was proud of how it turned out 😀

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  • carson bohdi 23rd August 2018 at 2:07 am

    I love the nail art its amazing and you’re blog aesthetic and photography are fantastic! I can’t wait to read more!

    -CB
    carsonbhodi.blogspot.ca

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! That’s so lovely to hear. I really enjoy creating these nail art tutorials so I’m glad you like it 😀 we will have plenty more nail looks to follow, I hope you like them too! 🙂

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  • Deborah Kos 23rd August 2018 at 3:14 am

    I love the fact that you show other people step by step instructions on how to paint your nails. The Seahorse is just adorable. I do not have the patience to do all the complex work of drawing a Seahorse on my nails but I love the look of it.

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Thank you so much – I’m so glad you love it! I really want to create these tutorials so anyone can try it if they want to 🙂 yeah you need to be quite patient when doing nail art but it’s worth it all when you see the pretty look afterwards 😀

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  • Jenny 23rd August 2018 at 9:51 am

    I’m awful at picking my nails – it’s been a habit ever since I was a kid and I’ve never stopped but seeing your posts really makes me wanna stop! I love that Barry M pink 🙂 xxx

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:08 pm

      Aww, it’s nice to hear we are inspiring you to want to stop! It can be a difficult habit to stop, I remember biting my nails when I was younger and when I saw these pretty nails – I really wanted to grow them long so I could paint them pretty colours like other people 🙂 That Barry M nail polish is so pretty, isn’t it?!

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  • Cora @ Tea Party Princess 23rd August 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The pink looks amazing over the white, it really does make it pop!
    I thought that the seahorse was going to be incredibly complex, but your step by step shows it’s a lot simpler than I thought. Probably not one I could do on myself, but I’m definitely going to give it a go next time I paint my sister’s nails.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Oh yes! I’ve noticed if you don’t apply a white coat underneath it, you really have to build it up to create a good look with them so doing this helps and does make the colours pop as you said 🙂 oh yeah, it definitely is a lot easier then it may seem when looking at the end result. We’d love to see a picture if you do paint this on your sisters nails 😀

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  • Roxie Watt 23rd August 2018 at 5:28 pm

    This is such an adorable design. I love Barry M nail polishes. I need to pick up this shade.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you! These ‘Under the Sea’ Barry M nail polishes are all gorgeous, I’ve done a few designs recently with a couple of them and they are great to work with 🙂

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  • Lisa McLachlan 23rd August 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Amy, this is the cutest look yet for me, it’s something I would LOVE to recreate (although heaven knows if my seahorse would be recognisable as such, haha). Flora adores your marine-inspired nail art but this is one I’d like to try for myself – I’ll tag you if I manage it, thank you so much for sharing this! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you so much for this lovely comment! I’m so glad you love it 😀 haha, I’m sure it would look great! Aww, I’m so glad to hear that Flora adores the other look we did. We’d would LOVE to see a picture if you do this look on your nails 😀

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  • Bexa 23rd August 2018 at 6:20 pm

    This is super cute! I’m loving the pinkness! It reminds me of the pastel Mermaid and Shell range currently in Paperchase right now. Your nails are really pretty and the seahorse is fantastic, I’m always so impressed by the attention to detail and how the colours and design always work so well together. Fabulous post! xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:16 pm

      I love nail looks that are pink 😀 Ooo, I’ll have to go have a look at that! Thank you so much 🙂 I was pretty proud of how the seahorse turned out as I just had the idea in my head and worked with it haha 😀

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  • Melanie 23rd August 2018 at 6:33 pm

    As always a stunning design The seahorse is super cute, I have no idea how you manage to do it so neatly on such a small space! So talented!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Aww, thank you! It’s so much fun doing it on the nails, it definitely is quite a bit of work but when I see the pretty nails at the end – it makes it worth putting the effort in 😛

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  • Ellis Woolley 23rd August 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Your miniature painting skills are off the charts! There’s no way I could create a teeny tiny seahorse on my nails like you have without a tonne of practice and most likely a lot of swearing! How adorable are these shades too? Such a cute look 🙂 x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Haha, thank you so much! It was so much fun creating this look 🙂 and yes! These shades are gorgeous, aren’t they?! I love the Barry M one, and every time I look back at the photos – it makes me want to apply it again!

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  • Emily 23rd August 2018 at 8:07 pm

    This is so cute, oh my goodness! I’ve never seen a post like this before, and you’ve inspired me to go and paint my nails a pretty shade of pink. Not sure I’m confident enough to master the seahorse yet! Lovely post.

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear that we’ve inspired you 🙂 I’m sure your nails will look gorgeous! I do love painting my nails a pretty shade of pink

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  • Lainy 23rd August 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Wow! Your nail designs always amaze me! These are absolutely gorgeous!
    Lainy x

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Aww, thank you 🙂 that’s lovely to hear! So glad you love the design 🙂

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  • Nicki T 23rd August 2018 at 8:15 pm

    This is so pretty, I will be sure to try this out sometime. Thank you for the in-depth tutorial

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you – we’d love to see a picture if you do try this look out 🙂

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  • Ellie Blakeney 23rd August 2018 at 8:16 pm

    These are the cutest nails ever! I feel so inspired to try this on my own now. Thank you so much for sharing babe.

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad we inspired you to try this look on your own 🙂 we’d love to see a picture if you do paint this on your nails!

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  • Elaine Fitzpatrick 23rd August 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Love them! As a retired nurse who couldn’t wear nail polish or acrylics I now love having my nails done every 2 weeks.

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you! I wasn’t able to have my nails painted in my previous job so I understand how lovely it is being able to do your nails. I’m so glad I can with my current job 🙂

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  • Sadie Farren 23rd August 2018 at 8:27 pm

    This is sooo cute, make me want to give it ago but i suck at painting nails

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you! Aww, I’m sure your nails would look fabulous 🙂 you could try some easier designs and work your way up as your confidence grows. We have a few easier designs on here that you could try out 🙂 let us know if you do – we’d love to see a picture!

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  • Sophie Wentworth 23rd August 2018 at 9:41 pm

    This is INCREDIBLE! The detail on the seahorse is unbelievable! I love the colours in this one too. This is such a cute and delicate design x

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

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    • Creative Nails 23rd August 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you think so, I was quite proud of how the seahorse turned out 😀 the pinks are so pretty too, aren’t they?! I love the shade of the Barry M one – it’s gorgeous 🙂

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  • Leticia 24th August 2018 at 12:54 am

    These look amazing! I’d love to be able to do them but they’d definitely come out looking like a mess

    Tish

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    • Creative Nails 25th August 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you! Aww, haha, I’m sure it would look great what you did 😀 it’s a lot of fun, you could always try an easier look first from one of our designs and work your way up with the nail art 🙂

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  • Nancy 25th August 2018 at 6:47 am

    You are so talented with drawing out the sea horse. I like that you made it easy for everyone to follow as well. I was stuck at first when I tried to imagine how to draw a seahorse – but you nailed it.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    • Creative Nails 25th August 2018 at 7:30 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! I kind of went with it when drawing the seahorse as I went along, haha. I was surprised with how easy it turned out to be myself! 🙂

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  • Sakhile 25th August 2018 at 10:06 am

    These are gorgeous. Unfortunately I have the drawing abilities of a toddler. You have such a talent

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    • Creative Nails 25th August 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you! Aww, I’m sure it would look great what you would do 🙂

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  • Chloe 26th August 2018 at 9:22 am

    WOW, these look amazing! I’ll have to keep this bookmarked! <3

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    • Creative Nails 26th August 2018 at 11:21 am

      Thank you 🙂 if you paint this look on your nails, we would love to see a picture! ❤️

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  • Rose 26th August 2018 at 9:42 am

    This is stunning! I think its amazing how you are able to create these little seahorses in perfection.
    I would hire you to do my nails anytime ^^

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    • Creative Nails 26th August 2018 at 11:22 am

      Aww, thank you so much for this lovely comment! It was so much fun creating the cute little seahorse, I was really proud of how it turned out as I just had the thought in my head, haha. That is so sweet ❤️ maybe in the future we can help you there 😀

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  • Tiffany 26th August 2018 at 11:03 am

    These are so pretty! I love the pink nail polish, it’s a go to of mine especially in summer! X

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 26th August 2018 at 11:30 am

      Thank you! It’s such a gorgeous colour, isn’t it?! Oh yeah, pink is lovely for the summer – especially the lighter shades like these 😀

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  • Kristin Harris/Tales From Home 26th August 2018 at 1:55 pm

    This is so cute! Perfect for summer and the beach! I love that you showed us each step too! It seems much simpler then the end result makes it seem, I originally thought there was no way I could make something that cute on my nails but with your tutorial maybe I can!

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    • Creative Nails 26th August 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I know, right?! I was very happy with how it came out and how the tutorial is much easier then people may first think when they see the design. I was pretty proud of it! If you do try this look, we’d loove to see a picture 😀

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  • Alice 26th August 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I am absolutely in love with the colour of that Under The Sea nail polish! The bottle is super adorable too and totally goes with the theme of these nails, how fabulous! Your designs seem to just keep getting more intricate and cute as they go on. NO idea how you got the seahorse so perfect, you are so talented!!
    Alice Xx

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    • Creative Nails 26th August 2018 at 4:11 pm

      It’s such a pretty colour, isn’t it?! I fell in love with it when I painted it on my nails – I will definitely be using it more often 🙂 haha, oh yeah – I didn’t even mean to do that with the bottle and only just realised with what you said aww, thank you so much ❤️

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  • Rachael Stray 26th August 2018 at 3:16 pm

    So pretty – perfect for summer!

    Rachael | https://rachaelstray.com

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  • Rita 26th August 2018 at 3:36 pm

    This nail polish soooo beautiful and you’re so talented. Stamping is the only way I can do nail art properly.

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    • Creative Nails 26th August 2018 at 4:12 pm

      It’s so pretty, isn’t it?! I love the colour of it, especially when you paint the white coat underneath it first – it really makes it pop! Aww, thank you 🙂 stamping is a really good way to do nail art too! I have wanted to try do some stamping but I enjoy designing and creating the designs like I do in these tutorials 😀

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  • Mickey D 26th August 2018 at 7:47 pm

    These look amazing!!!!

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  • Julia 9th September 2018 at 12:29 pm

    I can’t get over how neat your designs are. I’ve attempted some nail art but mine is never as neat as this!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    • Creative Nails 13th September 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 it’s a lot of fun doing nail art, isn’t it?! I’m sure yours look great ❤️

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