Spring has sprung and I’m loving working bright colors into my beauty routine! Since many of us can’t necessarily rock super bold colors to work, or maybe you’re just a little color-shy, using our nails to express our springtime mood is the easiest way to sport spring trends.
You don’t need to head to the salon for an expensive manicure to get a spring nail look—you just have to visit Big Lots! Their beauty aisle is stocked with everything you need to do an at home nail art look easily.
With bright, whimsical florals returning in style every year, I’m showing you how to bring the trend to your nails. Keep reading to see how to get the look.
What You Need:
Nail Polish Remover or Remover Wipes
Nail Polish in 3 or more colors
Step 1: Clean the nail using nail polish remover to get rid of any oils, dirt, polish and residue.
Step 2: File the nail, if desired, to your preferred length and shape.
Step 3: With a cotton swab, apply a thin layer of Vaseline around the cuticle. This will not only moisturize the skin, but also make for easy clean up if you get polish outside of the nail.
Step 4: Paint your base shade. This should be the lightest shade out of the three you’ve chosen that will make your other colors stand out.
Step 5: Take a fresh cotton swab and cut it in half with scissors.
Step 6: We’ll be using the cotton swab as a DIY dotting tool. Paint on some of your next color, which will be the inside of the flower, onto the tip of the cotton swab we just snipped.
Step 7: Use the cut edge of the cotton swab with the polish on it and apply a dot to your fingernail.
Repeat Steps 6 & 7 with the petal shade you’ve chosen for your flowers. Dot around the first color to finish the flower.
Make as many flowers as you want, and you’re done! The best part about this manicure is that it’s okay if the flowers are a little messy, since the look is abstract and artistic. You can also be very precise with the dots for a more balanced look.
I love this spring nail art because it’s easy to do at home, and really adds some fun to your nails! Everything was under $3 at Big Lots, which makes it even better!