We’re heading into winter, but somehow Easter reminds us of spring and all things floral. It’s the perfect excuse (as if you needed one) to glam up your nails - and we have some manicure ideas that are cute and stylish with not a bunny or chicken in sight! Here’s some nail art that you can try out yourself at home, using Essie Nail Varnish.
Handy tools to have:
A nail varnish dotting tool
Flower nail art ideas
This requires some skill and a steady hand, but it’s oh-so-pretty. Make sure your nails are super clean to start, as your natural nail will show through the nail art.
Paint your nails with clear varnish and then when they’re dry use a thin paintbrush to decorate the tips with tiny daisies. You can keep it simple with just one colour or choose a selection of complimentary shades. We like Essie Nail Lacquer in Lilacism, Essie Nail Lacquer in Muchi Muchi, Essie Nail Lacquer in Splash Of Grenadine and Essie Nail Lacquer in Blanc. Use Essie Nail Lacquer All Daisy Long to paint in some leaves. Seal the look with Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat.
Polka dot nude nails
This nail design is elegant yet playful, and easy to do using a nail dotting tool. Choose a selection of glitter nail polishes, or varnishes with a shimmery finish. Begin with clean nails and a coat of clear polish, then use the nail dotting tool to paint bold polka dots on each nail. We love the shimmery pastels of Essie Nail Lacquer in Beach Bum Blue, Essie Nail Lacquer in Pink Diamond and Essie Nail Lacquer in Buy Me A Cameo. Finish with Essie Good To Go Top Coat.
Diagonal colour block nail art
This one reminds us of modern art! It’s grown up, but still a little bit fun. Choose a red and pink nail varnish or keep up with this year’s trending colours and use contrasting shades of coral. We like Essie Nail Lacquer in Clambake and Essie Nail Lacquer in Tart Deco. Use tape to mask off diagonal blocks of colour, leaving your nails to dry thoroughly between each coat. Complete the look with Essie Matte About You Top Coat for a modern matte finish.