DIY Cherry Blossom Inspired Nail Art {Gold & Pink}

DIY Pink and Gold Cherry Blossom Nails + Nail Art Tutorial

This pretty gold leafed thank you note with pink cherry blossoms sits on my desk at all times. I just love it. And the other day I looked at it and suddenly wanted to try it on my nails. Now I titled it “inspired” because while in person and up close, they look like cherry blossoms, and while positioned next to the inspiration art, they look right on as well. But they’re very hard to photograph and unfortunately this sort of makes them look less than awesome. While I do still really like them in person, I think I’d like to try it again and do fewer flowers per nail, like one per, and/or maybe only do a few accent nails as I did with my last Floral Nail Art Manicure {which I LOVED}. Earlier this year, I did another Spring Blooming Cherry Blossom Nail Art Tutorial, on a white background with a more branched out theme.

But the process of this one turned out really pretty actually… and maybe I should have stopped adding colors while I was ahead.

Here’s What I used…

DIY Pink and Gold Cherry Blossom Nails + Nail Art Tutorial

* Sonia Kashuk ~ Golden Ticket
* OPI ~ You Don’t Know Jaques {for the branches}
* OPI ~ Koala Bear-Y
* Random {and old} light pink & yellow polishes by Wet n’ Wild
* Ignore the white, it’s better without it.
* Seche Vite top coat

* Nail Art brush & tool set $14.99 {a fine paint brush and/or toothpick will work as well}

DIY Pink and Gold Cherry Blossom Nails + Nail Art Tutorial

Here’s How I Did it…

DIY Pink and Gold Cherry Blossom Nails + Nail Art Tutorial

Begin by applying two coats of gold polish to your nails and let dry. Using your brown or taupe polish and nail art brush, carefully draw on your branches. A shaky hand actually creates better branches as long as you keep the lines thin. Let dry.

DIY Pink and Gold Cherry Blossom Nails + Nail Art Tutorial

With you darker pink polish, add three medium sized dots to the ends of each of your branches. Let dry.

See this thumb photo below? It was my favorite. I should have stopped here…

DIY Pink and Gold Cherry Blossom Nails + Nail Art Tutorial

With your lighter pink polish, create dots or even leaves over your dark pink to add depth. Allow your dark pink to show around the edges.

I added white for more depth, but I do not advise. They would have looked better without it.

DIY Pink and Gold Cherry Blossom Nails + Nail Art Tutorial

And lastly, and with your tiniest nail art dotter or even a toothpick, carefully add 3-5 small center dots. Let dry and add your top coat.

Voila… Voila!

DIY Pink and Gold Cherry Blossom Nails + Nail Art Tutorial

DIY Pink and Gold Cherry Blossom Nails + Nail Art Tutorial


Not my best work, but still pretty 😉

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

4 Comments

  • Anonymous

    August 22, 2013 | Reply

    You are such an artist! Have you thought about painting framed miniature paintings? About 3″x5″?

  • Mana

    August 22, 2013 | Reply

    I love this, I wish I had half the talent as you do for nail art. Everytime I try to recreate something you’ve done it just ends up looking blobby and messy.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

  • Edyta B.

    August 23, 2013 | Reply

    super cute! <333

  • Brittany Culpepper

    September 1, 2013 | Reply

    Did my toes with this but only put the branch and flowers on my big toe….♥ it!!

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