Tuesday, December 9, 2014

TUTORIAL: Easy Splattered Floral Nail Art, Inspired by Nail'd It!

Easy floral nail art tutorial by @chalkboardnails
Tonight is the season finale of Oxygen's Nail'd It!, and I, for one, couldn't be more excited to see who takes home the $100,000 prize. THE SUSPENSE!

As a part of their final challenge, the competitors are asked to create nail art inspired by their signature look and artistic point of view. Today, I've got a tutorial for you that includes a taste of my artistic point of view! It includes lots of my favorite design elements, so let's take a look and go on a learning journey together.

P.S. In case you missed my television debut on the show three weeks ago, I'm making my triumphant return on tonight's episode to share a quick, 30 second glitter gradient tutorial!

Easy floral nail art tutorial by @chalkboardnails

For this tutorial, I incorporated a long list of my favorite things. First of all, I knew I wanted it to be matte. I am obsessed with matte nail art so it was a must for my design. Second, I wanted it to include bright colors and negative space. Third, I wanted it to be easy.

Wait, what? "Easy" is part of my artistic point of view? Well, kind of! While I love tackling intricate nail art and difficult patterns, I also love showing people that nail art isn't as scary as it can seem sometimes. It doesn't take mountains of time or an arsenal of expensive tools to pull off a really interesting, chic effect.

Supplies used:
Small nail art brush
Washi tape
LVX Cashmere
Julie G Old San Juan
Julie G Rio de Janeiro
Julie G Tahiti
Julie G Black Sheep
Glisten and Glow HK Girl
Essie Matte About You

Though I've used a nail art brush in my demo, this look could definitely be accomplished with a toothpick instead. Hop to it!

Easy floral nail art tutorial by @chalkboardnails

Tune in to the Nail'd It finale TONIGHT at 9/8c, only on Oxygen. Follow the show on their Facebook page, and join the conversation by following Oxygen on Instagram and using the hashtags #NailedIt and #ShowMetheMani. Don't forget, I'm briefly on tonight's episode!

Disclosure: This post has is sponsored by reps from Oxygen and Nail'd It!. Press samples provided by their respective representatives. All opinions are my own.


  1. Obsessed with this design! Definitely going to re-create it!

  2. Please share a pic with me if you do!

  3. This is really cute, love the colors you used together! I have to say, for some reason I can't not see the black dots as faces, lol! Makes it even cuter!

  4. Haha, I like it! Very Alice in Wonderland. :)

  5. Gillian from PlumeriaPaintedDecember 9, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Looks super cool, I'm interested to try this out!! :)

  6. Let me know what you think if you give it a go!

  7. These are so cute and girly! Thank you for the tutorial too.

  8. Not a fav of mine - seems unfinished somehow and I normally do like some of the negative space manis - maybe this one just has too much negative space all in the one v-gap area? like to see it with a sheer nude in the v-gap and a tad darker base for the painted non v-gap area

  9. Feel free to alter it as you see fit!

  10. mandy at ladymaidnailsDecember 9, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    I could totally see doing this in a Christmas way! I love it.

  11. I wish I could watch the show!!! :( This design is so lovely and artistic!!

  12. Love them, really nice pretty design :)

  13. Hello on a beautyful day. Me and my daughter love your nails :-) We try to do nailart aou self, but it is not that easy.
    Maria & Tina


  14. How cute manicure! Look easy to make too, I will try it.

    End of tenancy cleaning Brixton

  15. Thank you very much, that means a lot to me. :)

  16. That sounds cute! You should give it a try!

  17. Congratulations on getting a tv gig! Wow, that's big time. 30 seconds is a lot of air time too! I love your designs.

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  19. Such a cute look! The colors you picked are lovely.


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