Valentine’s Day Hand-Painted Floral Nail Art

Los Angeles-based nail artist Yasmeen Sandoval aka @sloteazzy shares her technique to hand-paint a floral design that's perfect for Valentine's Day.



Step 1:

1. Prep nail and apply base coat, cure for 30 seconds.

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2. Apply two coats of desired gel polish color, curing for 30 seconds between applications.

Step 3:

Pick up a small dollop of color with liner brush. Cure for 30 seconds. Pick two colors for floral details. Using a liner brush, paint imperfect half circles (small c shapes) on the inside of color dollop. Cure for 30 seconds.

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4. Using a liner brush, very lightly apply white and black gel paint to create shadow and highlight effect. Cure for 30 seconds.

Step 5:

5. To create leaves, pick up green gel paint with liner brush and draw on outside of rose design. Take a darker shade of green gel paint to create leaf details. Use a dotting tool to create polka dot design if desired. Cure for 30 seconds.

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6. Finish with top coat, cure for one minute and wipe.

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