Pansy Nail Art + Tutorial

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Hello there polished world!  How are you today?  I'm doing very well!  Reason being, my nails are growing out and I have had very minimal disasticures over the past few paintings.  Then combined with the whole being graduated and actually not being stressed out over school work, I'm finding more time for things that I enjoy.  Which, of course, is mainly nail painting.

When I sat down to do this manicure, I wasn't sure what I was going to do.  I really wanted to do a floral design since I felt that I had not done one in awhile.  A long time ago when I started the blog, I pinned a pansy manicure by Nailed It.  Katy's site is awesome because she has some really cute, easy to understand tutorials.  To be honest, her tutorials are the reason I started to do my little photoshop ones.  I realized you didn't have to do actual nail photo step by step tutorials to get the "how to" across.

So, I sat down and decided to do Katy's pansies with a little twist.  Let's take a look!!

Colors Used:
  • Base
    • Orly - Coachella Dweller
    • Zoya - Josie
  • Pansies
    • Sinful Colors - Amethyst
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • INM - El Sol

How to Get the Look:

  1. Start off with a base coat of a light green polish.  For this manicure, I used Coachella Dweller.
  2. This step can be done a few different ways.  I personally took a darker green polish and with a wider nail art brush, I dabbed on Zoya Josie.  If you do not have a nail art brush, you can lightly sponge on a darker green polish with a make up sponge, or use saran wrap and do the saran technique.
  3. With a dark purple polish, make two dots using a medium sized dotting tool to represent the two upper petals of the pansies.
  4. When the purple polish is dry, with a white polish and slightly smaller dotting tool, dot on four white dots in a cross pattern starting in the middle of the purple dot.  See the little picture to see where.
  5. With the dark purple polish and a nail art brush, lightly add purple details on the white.
  6. With the medium or smaller dotting tool, take a yellow polish and add a dot in the middle of the white.
Orly Coachella Dweller and Zoya Josie combined perfectly to make a perfect grass look.  I love how dabbing in step two created an interesting swirly dimension to the nail.  I think this would have looked great with just Orly Coachella Dweller as a base, or even just Zoya Josie.

What do you think?  Liking the pansies?  Would you attempt them?  

Thank you, Katy for the amazing idea!  I hope you don't mind me taking a little spin on it!!!  I love being inspired by other bloggers!  Have you been inspired by me??  Please tag #thelittlecanvas and your nails could be featured on my blog's Facebook page!!

Until next time, <3!

**Zoya Josie was provided to me by Zoya for Promotional Purposes.  Orly Coachella Dweller was a prize from Nailed It Magazine.  INM El Sol was provided to me by INM as a replacement product.  I purchased the Sinful Colors.  All opinions stated in this post are my own.  Please see my disclosure policy for more details**

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