Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Shimmer Florals Nail Art


Salut mes amis! It's the first day of April, but I'm not here to fool you, in fact, my blog is all about the opposite. I'm here today and every day to share my knowledge and spread the love for the art of beauty! With that said, it's Mani-Monday and today's theme is hand-painted nail art inspired by Spring, florals, pastels and glitter. For Spring, I'm incorporating softer pastel colors like Illamasqua's Nail Polish in Purity (a gorgeous apricot) and Shimmer Polish in Karen (a vibrant lilac glitter polish). For the flowers, I'm depicting some lilies, orchids and easy-to-paint daisies and painting everything directly on top of the glitter. I know this design may seem complicated to beginner nail artists, but it can be simplified and I'll teach you just how to do it :)



Hop on board!



For this week's nail design, I'm using the following polishes and nail art pens:


Spring Shimmer
How-To:
  1. Apply two coats of dense glitter polish over the base coat and seal with top coat. 
    • Shimmer glitter polishes are beautifully dense, so full coverage can be achieved in two coats. To smooth out the surface of the glitters, a top coat is necessary before the nail art application. Some glitter polishes may require two coats depending on the size of the glitters.
  2. Use a dotting tool to "dip-dot" the flower petals to create daisies. For more detailed flowers like lilies, use a fine nail art brush. Next, dot the centers of the flowers or add sequins.
  3. Optional: Use a micro pen to outline the shape of the bigger flowers. This will help the design stand out against the glittery background. Add random dots, swirls and leafy greens to complete the design.
  4. Seal the finished look with a top coat.
Pair this funky mani with a buttery, pale orange lipstick like Lime Crime Cosmopop -- my favorite Spring lipstick and a near-perfect match to Purity Nail Polish! Lavender and peach is one of my favorite color combos and I'm so excited to finally be wearing it!
Happy Spring and Happy April 1st!


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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40 comments:

  1. Just Wow!!!

    <3 from: www.thedocndiva.com

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  2. really beautiful and amazing! I love it! :)

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  3. So cute :) perfect for Spring and Summer x

    http://prettypurchases.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. that lippie is a must have looks gorgeous!! can you come do my nails? thanks :p

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  5. Wow that looks unbelievable! So detailed it must have taken ages!

    http://make-up-mogul.blogspot.co.uk/
    xox

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  6. Ooh if only I had the skills to replicate this nails!!! They're so beautiful Maryam, you've totally outdid yourself with this manicure ♥ <3 xx

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  7. This mani is superb!!! I love all the details you've painted! At a first sight the little flowers look like decals to my eyes! I was surprised!
    You're great at free hand painting, sweet!! :)
    Have a joyful day
    xoxo
    V

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  8. Your nails always look flawless! :)

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  9. so on trend with the florals so chic and creative love it!

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  10. I love your eyes :)!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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  11. LOVE those nails, and I guess I have to add cosmopop to my collection :D

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    1. Cosmopop is such a fun, springy color -- you must add it to your collection :))

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  12. Amazing nails! You're so talented!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Beautiful ! I love your nails !

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  14. Oh I love the design, its pretty and funky at the same time! xx

    http://sairasbeautylounge.blogspot.com

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  15. Love these nail so perfect for spring :D

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  16. cool! it's just too cute! I wish I have the patience to do this...lol
    Random Beauty by Hollie

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  17. I wish I could do something like this. Your nails look gorgeous!!!

    xoxo
    annpaige

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  18. If I could have the skills, a copy of the nails! They are so beautiful Mary, you've totally better with manicure

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  19. I love that design! I'm not sure that I could recreate it on myself tho lol very creative!

    ClassAKAlyChic.blogspot.com

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  20. beautiful nail art!

    www.thebeautyyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  21. Amazing! Have a great week end. Xoxo V.V.

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  22. Wonderful nail art. Love it. Love it. Love it.

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  23. This is so creative. How do you do it?

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  24. How are you my dear? Such pretty nails! I hope all is well!

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  25. awwwwwwwww I love these nails <3 and lips <3 awesome my Dear!!! xoxo :*

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  26. the flower nail art is really cute Maryam :)

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  27. I love that gorgeous peach colour!

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  28. So cute! Love the combination of glitter and flowers!!

    X

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  29. new nail art pens are the perfect tool to create shapes

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