DIY Mani Tutorial: Life is a (Nail) Bed of Roses

by Maria McNamara | 36 Comments

Spring has sprung, and now it’s time for your mani to bloom. Here’s what you’ll need to create these fabulous floral nails…

TOOLS: Plié Wanddotting tool & striping brush
COLORSDenver (It Girl), Raegan (Bombshell)Martha (Classic with a Twist)Lizanne (It Girl), plus base coat & top coat


Once you’ve applied your base coat, add two coats of Denver to your ring and middle fingers and two coats of Raegan to the rest. Give your nails some time to dry before moving on to the next step.


Pour a few drops of Raegan onto a piece of foil or paper plate and use the Plié dotting tool to create some asymmetrical spots. Let ’em dry.


Pour out a few drops of Martha and use the Plié striping brush to define your rose petals.


Clean your striping brush with nail polish remover, dip it in a few dots of Lizanne, and create some leaves.

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Finish with top coat. Once your Mother Nature-approved manicure is dry, head outside to celebrate spring!