Red Roses Nail Art Tutorial

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An old post I forgot to actually post!  I can't believe I did this!  This would have been perfect to put up around Valentines Day, but alas, I forgot.  So we go!


Well Hello there!  How are you all?  Today, I bring you a new tutorial!  Since a lot of my nails are inspired by tutorials, I thought I would post a tutorial to inspire some of my followers!

Ever since I posted my red rose nail art for Day 1 of the 31 Inspired Days of Nail Art Challenge, I have received numerous tweets regarding the manicure.  I decided after seeing so many "I could never do that" and "How was that possible?" I would create a little tutorial for you so you could try to copy it if you wanted!  It really isn't that hard as it seems!  It's a five step manicure!  Granted the steps may take a bit of patience, but trust me, it isn't that bad!!!

When I first saw this manicure, it was on Pinterest.  The original image was never watermarked, and when I clicked the pin it lead to the main page of F Yeah Nail Art Tumblr.  I searched for "red roses" and "roses" in hopes to find the original post, but I had no luck.  I did the manicure as I thought the original person may have done it. 

Without further a-do, here we go.

This is the manicure I posted for Day 1 - Red Nails.  It is a pretty red rose on top of a plain white nail.

To get the look, follow these five steps :)

  1. Paint your nail a base coat of your favorite white polish.  For this manicure, I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White.
  2. With a dotting tool, a large, not perfect red circle onto the nail.  Roses are not perfectly circular, so it is important to try to make the edges uneven.  I used Sinful Colors Sugar, Sugar.  I preferred using a shimmer polish over a flat creme, as I believed it really made the roses pop off of the white base.
  3. With a tooth pick or a small paint brush, use a green flat polish to paint on the leaves around the rose in the blank white area.  I used Revlon Sassy.
  4. With a toothpick or a small paint brush, add a darker green line down the middle of the flower to add dimension   I used Sinful Colors HD Nails, which is a dark green shimmer.
  5. With a dotting tool or tooth pick, outline the leaves.  Outline the rose as well with a black polish making sure to leave some open spaces around the rose.  In the center, add random circular lines to make it look like petals.  These, just like the main rose, do not have to be perfect since roses are not perfect.  I used Sinful Colors Black on Black and a tooth pick.  If you were to use a dotting tool, I suggest using a very small one.
Don't forget to apply a top coat at the VERY end!  I find if you add top coats in between nail art manicures, it never dries right.  It is important to make sure the black polish is almost completely dry before adding the top coat or you will smear the black paint on the rose/leaves/background.

You don't have to do this on every nail, trust me it would look gorgeous just on an accent nail!

Now that you see how I have done this, would you attempt the manicure?  If you do, you all better show me!!!  If this tutorial isn't clear enough, or it seems that I have missed a step, please please please let me know!  I created this at 12:30am so it may not be 100% perfect.

If there have been any other designs which you would like to see a tutorial for, please, let me know! 


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