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Sunday, 17 August 2014



I like to keep any nail art that I create quite simple and easy so that it looks pretty with minimal effort. I've been loving wearing this wildflower design on my nails for summer - it adds a pretty touch to white painted nails and i've had so many compliments whilst wearing it!

Paint the whole nail with a white nail polish - I used Barry M Matt White.

For the design:

Step 1 - For the grass/reeds effect I used Essie Mint Candy Apple. I wiped as much of the product off the brush as I could by wiping the brush on edges of the bottle and then just flicked up the nail.

Step 2 -I repeated this process with a darker green - No7 Totally Teal. This brush was easier to remove most of the product and gave a really good wispy grass effect so I applied this over and around the first grass colour.

Step 3 - Adding your wildflowers! I chose to use Rimmel sunshine as my main colour to make the flowers really stand out. I dotted roughly 10 flowers on each nail working from top to bottom to give that pretty wildflower look.

Step 4 - I then added pink flowers using Barry M Gelly nail paint in Grapefruit. I added less of these (around 7) and used a smaller dotting tool again to give it a sparse, wildflower effect.

Step 5 - You could skip this step and go straight on to the topcoat, or choose another flower colour but I thought a fuchsia glitter would look really pretty and brighten up the nails. I dotted Barry M Magenta glitter all around the grass/reeds to finish the design. 

I then added Sally Hansen Insta dri topcoat to finish the nails.

(I used these nail dotting tools from amazon, they are a great set for only 85p!). 

Tweet me a pic if you try this! - @sophiesmakeup


  1. Super cute design, i love the shades you used!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  2. This is so gorgeous! I feel like I could do this...haha! One day when I'm feeling the nail art I might have a crack at it!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. Such pretty nails, I'd love to be able to re-create this but I doubt I'll have the patience or the precision for it x

    Beauty with charm

  4. You're so talented, these are gorgeous!

  5. This nail design is so pretty and perfect for summer, if I'm feeling patient I might have a go myself! :) x
    Maddie //

  6. This is so cute! I'm so bad at nail art, as hard as I try, i just don't have a steady enough hand x
    Eden from edenroses xx

  7. Thank you for this idea, it's a beautiful yet simple design. I will definitely try it myself♡

  8. this is so pretty! i really want to try it out myself

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  9. Really pretty design! Cant beat floral nail art

    Everything Beauty

  10. These are so pretty! Will have to try this.

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    Aliona |

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  13. This is amazing and so creative! I am definitely going to give this a go :D

  14. The design is so simple and gorgeous! Not sure how well I'd do at it though haha might just give an accent nail a go instead x

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

    1. Thanks Debra! Thats a really good idea, I bet it would look really pretty as an accent nail! x

  15. looks like a lot of patience is needed, but it looks gorgeous! I want a dotting tool, too.

    Arianne |

  16. such a beautiful design sophie! LOVE (although not sure my hands are steady enough for this one;))

    charlotte x

  17. Finally an interesting blog, what lovely pictures you have! :)

    I’m following you on Blog Lovin, please follow me back :)

    Fleur x

  18. This nail art is so pretty :) I wish I had a steady hand and a bit more patience so that I could try something like this xx

  19. This is a lovely idea. Will have to try this!

  20. that nail art looks soooo good. i wish i wasn't such a fail at nail art.

  21. I have just discovered your blog and love it! I have just followed you on Bloglovin! This nail art is beautiful!! It looks so fresh and summery. I usually just paint my nails plain but this makes me want to be a little bit more adventurous! xo, Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

  22. These nails are beautiful! Your are so creative!

  23. I love this! Well done - it's beautiful!

    Ivory Avenue


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