Jun 4
2016

Feeling Tropical with simple Floral Nail Art

Last week I posted a zebra print nail art design for the #31dc2016weekly nail art Instagram tag, and this week I have another installment to show you. The theme for this week’s prompt was flowers, so I did a pretty pink and white floral nail art design. It took hardly any time at all but it looks really cute and tropical, which is perfect for a summer weekend!

Feeling tropical with my pink floral nail art

Feeling tropical with my pink floral nail art

You can see some of my previous nail art designs over on my Instagram account here!

What I used

The floral nail art I have to show you today was done with a MoYou London stamping plate. This plate if from the Tropical Collection and I chose a big Hawaiian flower to stamp. My base polish is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in the shade OMGhost, which is a crisp white. It took me two coats to get perfectly opaque white nails. I have recently become a big fan of white nails and left them plain for a few hours before adding my floral nail art on top.

Another look at my floral nail art design

Another look at my floral nail art design

The nail polish I used to stamp the flowers over my white base was China Glaze Winter Berry, which is a lovely berry red from an old holiday collection. I love this shade on my nails and will have to swatch it soon to show you. I promise it is a red polish in real life, but when I stamped it for my floral nail art it totally turned pink. I think it might be because it was such a thin layer used to stamp, and it was layered over a bright white base. Either way, the floral nail art design worked well with pink flowers so it still turned out fine even though I meant for it to be red.

I have actually used this MoYou London stamping plate for a different floral nail art look a few weeks ago, which you can check out here.

What do you think of my white and pink/red floral nail art? I like how tropical it looks and it makes me think of a Hawaiian vacation, which is nice to daydream about when it looks like I will have a few rainy days ahead of me.

Apr 14
2016

MoYou London Tropical Nail Art ft. Essie Find Me An Oasis

Today I have some cute blue MoYou London tropical nail art to show you. I was in the mood for something fresh and floral for Spring and was hoping it would will away the cold weather we have been having. It actually might have worked since it went from about 3 degrees to 10 in the last day.

MoYou London tropical nail art design with Essie 'Find Me An Oasis' as the base nail polish colour.

MoYou London tropical nail art design with Essie ‘Find Me An Oasis’ as the base nail polish colour

This is my first nail art design using MoYou London stamping plates. My mom picked a few up at Trade Secrets a few weeks ago and I have played with them here and there but never did a full manicure until this one. I loved the tropical plate for the fun floral designs and I think it went really nicely with the blue hues I used.

Supplies I used for the MoYou London tropical nail art design

Supplies I used for the MoYou London tropical nail art design

The base nail polish colour for my MoYou London tropical nail art is Essie ‘Find Me An Oasis’ and it was the name of this polish that sparked the idea to do a tropical floral design. ‘Find Me An Oasis’ is a super light blue that can look very pale and almost white in some lights. It is a really nice colour and I liked the lightness and softness of it on it’s own.

Essie 'Find Me An Oasis' is a super light blue nail polish

Essie ‘Find Me An Oasis’ is a super light blue nail polish

I used The Body Shop Colour Crush nail polish  ‘Mad About Blue’ to stamp the design. I wasn’t sure if that polish would work to stamp but it did just fine and I am pleased with the result. I love the contrast of the two shades of blue nail polish and overall felt like this was a cute and fresh look. I didn’t even mind that my nails are kind of short because this worked well with their length. My favourite one is the pinky finger where only the flower shows up and no leaves or other pieces of the design.

MoYou London tropical nail art using Essie 'Find Me An Oasis' as the base nail polish colour

MoYou London tropical nail art using Essie ‘Find Me An Oasis’ as the base nail polish colour

So there you have it – super simple MoYou London tropical nail art using Essie ‘Find Me An Oasis’ as a base colour. Easy and bright and it brought me a little sunshine this week!