Stripes & Flowers | Nail Art

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

 

The products we used to create this look:

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Latte
3. French Manicure Long Lasting – Collection – French White
4. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Champagne Shimmer
5. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Mocha
6. Flat Drawing Brush
7. Pointed Drawing Brush (long)
8. Dotting Pen

 

Now lets show you how we created this look!

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 just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and shape them to how you want them with your file. 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.

 

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 have the ring finger as the main focus so we painted that nail with the nail varnish in the colour French White (3), and the rest with the nail varnish in the colour Latte (2). We applied 2 coats as this made sure the nails were covered well.

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

 

STEP 3

Once the white nail varnish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating the stripes! First of all, we have to plan where we want them. To make it a little easier for you to paint on the stripes, you can cut thin lines of tape and place it over the nail to cover that area. This will stop the nail varnish covering that bit of the nail. As shown above in the picture, I have highlighted the areas we placed the tape.

It is important you make sure your nail varnish is dry before you place tape over your nail as this could take your nail varnish off!

 

STEP 4

Once you are happy with the placement of the tape, it’s time to paint on the stripes! We decided to use the gorgeous gold colour (4) for the stripes for this nail look. When painting it on, it doesn’t matter if you get some of the nail varnish on the tape.

 

STEP 5

Now it’s time to gently take the tape off!

 

STEP 6

To add a little extra to that nail, we decided to paint thin lines in between the stripes. To do this we used the flat drawing brush (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Champagne Shimmer (4).

 

STEP 7

This look is gorgeous with the stripes, so you could finish the look here if you wanted to, but we decided to paint a few little flowers on the index finger to add that little extra! To do this, we used the thicker end of the dotting pen (8) with the nail varnish in the colour Champagne Shimmer (4).

 

STEP 8

After painting on the flowers petals where you want them, it’s time to paint on a small white dot in the middle of the flower! To do this, we used the thinner side of the dotting pen (8) in the nail varnish in the colour French White (3).

 

STEP 9

Now it’s time to add the final touch to the look! We painted a thin line using the tool (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Mocha (5) to join the flowers together.

And that’s it! How cute is this look?! It’s great because you can paint on just the stripes for your nail look, or paint on the cute flowers to add that little bit extra. It’s perfect for the Christmas time for any parties, if you are going out and everyday wear!

 

 

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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20 Comments

  • Abbey Louisa Rose (@abbeylouisarose) 19th December 2017 at 7:36 pm

    As always, I’m incredibly impressed with your work! I am loving the stripes on the accent nail (they don’t look tooo difficult to achieve either) and the addition of the flowers too – everything works perfectly together! Loving your photography set up too!

    Abbey http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 19th December 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! This is so nice of you 🙂 yeah it is actually quite easy, you just need to make sure your nail varnish is dry first if you use the tape technique. We’re so glad you like it! 🙂

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  • Sophie 19th December 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I love these! I’m always so impressed by what you do but this colour is gorgeous! And they look fairly simple x

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

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    • Creative Nails 19th December 2017 at 9:18 pm

      We’re so glad you love it! These 2 are actually one of my favourite colours to use recently, and they look so gorgeous together! It is quite simple, and would be great nail look for a Christmas or New Years party!

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  • Lea 19th December 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I love coming back to your nail posts. It’s so lovely to see your simple yet so beautiful nail designs. xx

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    • Creative Nails 19th December 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! Yeah, it’s great to create these designs that don’t require too much time but look great too! It means everyone is able to give it a try and do it themselves if they would like to 🙂

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  • Lena Dee 21st December 2017 at 5:09 pm

    These are sooo cute, as usual! I sense some Christmas nails being done at work shortly aha! Great design!

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

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    • Creative Nails 21st December 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Aww, thank you! Haha, that sounds like a great idea! Let us know what you decide on 🙂

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  • Kimberley 21st December 2017 at 5:09 pm

    How cute!! You’re so talented

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  • Chloe 21st December 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I love how you just keep on coming up with new designs, so creative, this look would be great any time of the year.

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    • Creative Nails 21st December 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you – it’s so much fun! You’re right, this look would be great at any time of the year – it’s also perfect for the party season! 🙂

      Reply
  • Bexa 21st December 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Your designs are always fabulous ❤️. I love the colours and the stripes, so festive and perfect for the party season . Great post! Have a fantastic Christmas xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails 21st December 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for the lovely comment! It’s a great look for the party season! I hope you have a fantastic Christmas too 🙂

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  • Ciara 21st December 2017 at 5:46 pm

    This is such a simple yet elegant nail design! I love it!

    Ciara | http://www.teatimewithciara.com

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    • Creative Nails 21st December 2017 at 8:28 pm

      It is, isn’t it! I’m so glad you love it 🙂 it’s so pretty!

      Reply
  • sara 21st December 2017 at 6:00 pm

    These are so simple but so beautiful! I can’t wait to give this look a try

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    • Creative Nails 21st December 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Exactly, it’s such a gorgeous look isn’t it! We’d love to see a picture when you do try this look out 🙂

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  • Lisa McLachlan 21st December 2017 at 7:52 pm

    So that’s how you get perfect stripes! I always thought you had to have the most incredibly steady hand so I never bothered but I will now, haha. This is a beautiful look, very elegant and lovely, with great photographs as always, thank you for sharing X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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    • Creative Nails 21st December 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Haha, yeah – it’s a really easy technique, just make sure your the base nail varnish is dry before you put the tape on! It is a gorgeous nail look that would be perfect for all year round! Thank you for the lovely comment 🙂

      Reply

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