NAIL ART TUTORIAL: Yellow & Blue Flower Nail w/ VIDEO [2023]

flower art on nails tutorial

Here is an easy flower nail art design for beginners. From delicate daisies to colorful roses, flower nails are a popular choice for gel polish enthusiasts. While flower nails can seem tricky to achieve, with a little practice, anyone can create beautiful designs.

This flower nail design tutorial uses blue, yellow & white gel polish with glitter accents to create a look that is so pretty, it's like a fresh rainy day. These DIY flower nails are perfect for beginners and we will show you how to do them step by step with photos.

flower art nail diy

You can even add some loose glitter for nails or waterslide nail decals to take the floral nail art up a notch.

Gel polish was used for this nail art flower design but you can also use regular nail polish colors too.

To start, the nail tip is buffed and prepped before a base coat is applied. Next, two coats of the yellow gel polish are applied, allowing each layer to cure in between.

Once the base color is complete, blue gel polish is used to create the flower petals. To add dimension and interest, glitter is added to the nail.

Finally, a top coat is applied to protect the design and give it a high-shine finish. With just a few simple steps, you can create stunning flower nails. Don't worry, the instructions below are super easy to follow.

📽 For those who want to watch the video, scroll down to the bottom of this post. 🔻

Flower Nail Design Tutorial

Supplies For flower nail art

Gel polish: We used the Beetles Gel Summer Paradise collection but you can use any gel polish that is yellow, blue, white and silver glitter.

supplies for flower nail art tutorial

Base & matte top coat

Cure lamp

Full coverage nail tips

Step 1: 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 or nail polish.

prepping the nail for gel polish

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. Just make sure you have good air flow and use a nail dust collector to keep the particles from flying around.

Check out our article about how to make a gel polish last longer if you need some tips on how to use gels.

Step 2: With a lint free wipe for nails, remove all of the dust from the nail tip. You can also 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.

Make sure the nail tip is completely cleaned. Even a little bit of nail dust can ruin your manicure because the gel polish will catch the little specs and magnify them.

Step 3: Apply one coat of the base coat making sure the whole nail is covered in an even and thin layer. Cure for 30 seconds.

applying a base coat to a nail tip

Step 4: Apply two thin coats of the yellow gel polish, curing for 30 seconds in between coats.

applying yellow gel polish

applying a second coat of gel polish

Step 5: Prepare the blue, white and silver glitter colors on a mixing palette.

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.

Step 6: Apply the silver glitter onto the bottom of the nail and cure for 30 seconds.

Make sure that the glitter does not have any harsh lines.

applying silver glitter onto the flower nail 

Step 7: Take the blue color and dap on little petals with a dotting tool or toothpick. Try to make petals in sets of 5. Go from the left hand side of the nail, up to the top of the right hand side.

This will make the nail look whimsical and fun.

making flower petals on a nail tip

making flower petals on the nail

You can make the petals as large or as small as you like. Once the flowers are painted onto the nail, make little whimsy dots going up the top so that it looks like the flowers are blowing away in the wind. Then cure for 30 seconds.

making dots onto the flower nail

Step 8: With the white gel polish, place a dot in the middle of the flowers. And then put on little dots going up to the top like was done with the blue color.

making a flower nail

Step 9: Add on another coat of glitter and cure for 30 seconds.

adding final glitter

Step 8: Apply a glossy no wipe gel top coat and do a final cure for 60 seconds.

flower nail art tutorial

We hope you found this flower nail art idea super easy to do and try it out on nail tips for a bright and colorful look. You can also make this look ready for a party by adding some silver nail art decorations to the center of the blue flowers.

flower nail art tutorial

VIDEO: Flower Art On Nails Tutorial

Here is the video tutorial showing how to make this gel polish flower design idea. Subscribe


Tips For Creating Nail Designs With Flowers:

  • Play around with different colors for your flowers or even switch this idea up by applying different colors of glitter.
  • 3d nail art decals 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 flower nail designs.

In Conclusion

Thanks for trying this nail art flower design nail tutorial! If you have any questions, leave a comment on our YouTube channel. We love hearing from our fans.

And like always, you can copy this idea and use if for your press on nail business or at home salon. We are always here to help you with ideas.

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