GEL NAIL ART TUTORIAL: White & Pink Rose Nail Design [2023]

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In this tutorial we are going to show you how to do a rose nail design in gel polish with a step by step video. This DIY rose nail art idea uses only two colors: pink and white gel polish.

A rose nail design is the perfect way to show off your feminine side. And, with this easy tutorial, you can create the look at home with gel polish.

Making rose nails can be as simple or detailed as you like. For this pink and white nail art tutorial, it's a really easy DIY nail art idea to try for beginners.

Not to worry, because this pink and white rose nail tutorial shows you exactly what to do from the very start to the end.

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Let's do this rose nail art design together! At the end of this DIY you will know how to paint roses onto nails.

How To: Rose Nail Design With Gel Polish

Supplies For Rose Nails

Gel polish: We used the Beetles Gel Summer Paradise collection but you can use any gel polish that is white and pink.

Base & matte top coat

Cure lamp

Full coverage nail tips

Fine liner brushes

Step 1

Choose the right sizes of full coverage nail tips for your fingers and have them ready to use. You don't want to be trying to find the right sizes in the middle of a manicure so it's best to have everything ready from the start.

For this nail art design you will need pink and white gel polish.

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Step 2

With a 180 grit nail file, buff off the shine from the nail tip. Pay extra attention to the sides of the nail tip and make sure that all of the shine is completely removed. If there are shiny parts left on the nail tip it can cause lifting of the gel polish.

This gel polish should last on the nail for up to 3 weeks if prepped correctly.

Take your time to make sure the nail shine is completely removed without damaging the nail tip. If you know how to use an efile for nails, you can also remove the shine with that too.

rose nail design prepping the nail

Check out our article about how to make a gel polish last longer if you have problems with gel polish. There's some super helpful tips to help you.

Step 3

With a lint free wipe for nails, remove all of the dust. You can use isopropyl alcohol for this step. Do not ever use water because the moisture will ruin your manicure and the gel will not paint on properly.

Even a little bit of nail dust can ruin your manicure because the gel polish will catch the little specs and magnify them.

Step 4

Apply one coat of the base coat making sure the whole nail is covered in an even and thin layer. Cure for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Apply two thin coats of white gel polish, curing for 30 seconds in between coats.

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Step 6

Prepare the pink gel color on a mixing palette. On a mixing palette, take a bit of the pink color. If you are using the Beetles set the color is b451.

When doing a gel manicure use a mixing palette whenever possible so that the gel polish in the bottle stays clean and away from light. Here is a list of must have nail art supplies for those who are just getting started with nail art.

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Step 7

Take the pink color and paint little squiggle lines from the middle to the end making whimsical rose petals. This is how to make a rose with nail polish. 

You can make the roses as large or as small as you like. Once the roses are painted onto the nail, then cure for 30 seconds.

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nails with rose design step by step

Step 8

Apply a matte no wipe gel top coat and do a final cure for 60 seconds.

rose nail design applying the top coat

We hope you found this rose nail art DIY easy to do and try it out on nail tips for a super nature inspired look. You can also make this look ready for a party by adding some silver nail polish to the center of the roses.

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VIDEO: Rose Nail Design Tutorial

Here is the video tutorial showing how to make this rose nail art design idea. Subscribe

White nails with roses are so classy aren't they? Remember it takes practice to do manicures really well. And with this rose nail art tutorial you will be one step closer creating your very own nails at home.

Tips For Creating Rose Nails:

  • Play around with different colors or even switch this up by applying a pink base and painting on white nails. Create a look that's unique to you.
  • Nail art embeds can also be placed onto the nails, or raise parts up of the roses with some builder gel. There's just so many ways to get creative with these pink rose nail designs.

In Conclusion

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