A Painted Spring Flowers Mani Anyone Can Do

Sometimes the most beautiful manicures are the ones that aren’t painstakingly difficult or precise. You know — like galaxy manicures where you keep adding splotches of color without an exact picture in your head, or a water color design that comes out differently every time. This spring flowers manicure follows that same methodology.

Inspired by the vibrant, blooming florals in our favorite spring styles, this mani puts flowers right at your fingertips — literally. Don’t worry about trying to create a perfect, life-like flower and instead take an effortless approach. The more carefree you are with your strokes, the better it’ll look in the end!


What You Need:

  • Dark green nail polish
  • Light green nail polish
  • Light blue nail polish
  • Pastel polishes (purple, pink, yellow)
  • Clear top coat
  • Nail art brush
  • Makeup sponges

Step One

After prepping your nails, apply a layer of dark green and light green nail polish to a makeup sponge. Dab the sponge onto the base of two side-by-side nails. You’ll need to do several coats of this to build up opacity. Also, don’t think too hard about where you’re applying the color. Remember, you’re aiming for effortless!


Step Two

Next, apply light blue nail polish to the tip of a makeup sponge and dab it onto the remainder of your nail to create a sky.

Step Three

Using your dark green polish and a nail art brush, draw two to three stems on each nail. Apply a bright pink (or a color of your choice) to the remaining nails. While we were waiting for our sponged-on polish to dry, we went ahead and used a cotton swab and nail polish remover to clean up the edges.


Step Four

Finally, draw on your spring buds. We were inspired by tulips, which have three points at the top. To create the watercolor-esque, hand-painted effect, we dipped our nail art brush in multiple colors and kept layering until we achieved a mixture and look we liked.


Seal it up with a clear topcoat and enjoy!



+What kind of polish do you sport in the springtime?

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