Monday, 22 July 2013

Manicure Monday: Dandelion Nail Art Tutorial

Dandelion nails were all over Pinterest a while ago, and as ever, I'm a bit late to join the party. I've been meaning to try them out for a while and I thought I'd put a little tutorial together as I went along - see bottom of this post for it.  It wasn't too tricky, it just took a little patience to keep the nail art striper brush steady!

Dandelion nail artDandelion nail art

Dandelion nail art matteDandelion nail art with Essie Avenue Maintain
Mattified with Rimmel Pro Matte Finish               Dandelion nail art with Essie Avenue Maintain

Dandelion nail art with Essie Avenue MaintainDandelion nail art with Models Own Nail Art Pens
Dandelion nail art with Essie Avenue Maintain       Dandelion nail art with Models Own Nail Art Pens 

Dandelion nail art matte

What you will need:
- A base colour (I used Essie Avenue Maintain)
- Black and white polish and a striper brush (I used the striper brush in the Models Own Nail Art Pens)

Dandelion nail art tutorial
1.  Paint your nails with the base colour.  Let them dry.
2.  Using the black striper, paint a tapering line towards the nail tip and do a small blob at the top.
3.  Using the white striper, paint as thin lines as possible out from the centre of the black blob.
4.  Paint fluffy white dots at the end of the white lines.
5.  Using the technique in pictures 6 and 7, paint a little dandelion seed.
6.  On another nail, paint two small white curved lines.
7.  Draw fluffy white lines in a fan shape out of the top of the white lines in 6.
8.  Top coat time! (I went for a matte look in the end).

Let me know if you try out this look - you can tweet me (@fundaflawless) or tag me on Instagram (@fundaflawless) or leave your link in the comments below!


  1. GORGEOUS!! I love yours more than the stamped manis I see. Ab fab.

  2. I LOVE this!!! And my 3yo is always bringing me those darn things saying here's a flower...LOL! Great job and I may have to "attempt" this one week!

  3. wow, this looks really good! great job :)