How To Get Flawless Flower Nail Designs At Home

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How To Do Flower Nail Art

There's no better way to welcome in the budding spring season than with some floral nail art. From dainty daisies to picture-perfect peonies, a simplistic touch of grace and femininity will enhance your daily look.

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  1. Apply a base coat
  2. Apply your base nail polish color
  3. Create your floral nail art
  4. Apply a top coat

With some cute and chic nails in full bloom, you'll be able to satisfy your creative intrigue and truly express yourself. All you need is a nail stamping kit to pull off your chosen design, regardless of how detailed or intricate it might be!

Keep reading, and we'll let you know how to create flawless flower nails and even give you much-needed floral nail art inspo!

See Related: 6 Nail Art Tips For Beginners

#1. Apply A Base Coat

Flawless flower nail art is about more than just delicately creating each petal and polka dot. It's also about an impeccable application and finish, and that's only possible if you properly apply a base and top coat.

A base polish helps to protect your nails from the chemicals in polish and ensures your manicure lasts a long time. If you have discolored or damaged nails, use this Brightening Base Coat from Maniology to encourage clean & healthy nails.

"I love this base coat. It's perfect for a French manicure. It's a really great base coat that works for a lot of different designs."
- Lori M. (Jan 12, 2022)

#2. Apply Your Base Nail Polish Color

Now, it's time to get creative. And you should begin by picking out the perfect shade to lay the foundation for your floral nail art.

Let us give you some ideas.

Neutrals & Nudes

someone's nails with floral nail art

If you want a simplistic canvas to help your floral mani shine, then you should go with your natural nails. Or for a clean and sophisticated look, you can use a nude or neutral base coat (take your pick of shades from the "Naturel" 6-piece stamping polish set from Maniology.)

Bonus: 11 Classy Nude Nail Designs That Will Never Go Out Of Style


someone's nails with green designs dotting tool

When you think of floral nail art, your mind likely jumps to pastels. And that's not for no reason - pastels can add the perfect touch of color to any dainty floral design!

Metallics - Silver & Gold

someone's nails with silver and black nail art dotting tool nail polish

These black and silver metallic nails help to provide some contrast to your typically dainty floral nails. So, if you want to bring out your edgy side, this is the way to do it.

#3. Create Your Floral Nail Art

This is the moment you've been waiting for. Though it might seem daunting to DIY your own mani, you don't need to resort to booking a salon nail artist to get flawless flower nail art. With some nail stamping plates, it'll be easy to create your own floral & fauna adorned nails right at home!

Though a bobby pin or dotting tool and a steady hand can be enough to craft some cute dotted flowers or polka dots, you don't need to settle. You can have it all and even more when you find a nail stamping plate that speaks to your creative vision!

Scarlet Lacey Nails

someone's nails with red floral nail art dotting tool petal shapes nail glue

 If you want some vibrant and versatile floral nails, you don't need to resort to cream-colored daisies. Instead, these irresistible charming nails combine the allure of scarlet and the grace of lace to leave you with a to-die-for manicure.

Even though these lines look hard to replicate, all you need is Maniology's "Lacey Details."

Baby Blue & Pink Neon Nail Art

pink and blue flower nail designs circle shape gold leaf bobby pin

This flower manicure is perfect if you want to immerse yourself in some gloriously good-looking neon nails. It mixes a beautiful baby blue and a radiant playful pink to create some charming floral patterns!

With the "Meadow Magic" nail stamping plate from Maniology, you can treat yourself to any nail design from bees and butterflies to wildflowers and forest friends. And if you have shorter nails, this is the design for you.

Groovy & Retro Flower Nail Art

bright blue floral nail art designs from maniology pressed flowers

If you want to unleash your inner flower child, then these groovy, good-vibe nails are the way to go. With some bright blues and creamy whites, this look is topped off with some sunny flowers and 70s-inspired patterns. Just use our "Feelin Groovy" stamping plate!

Floral French Tips

green and flower nail designs from maniology dotting tool clear topcoat

A string of flowers is perfect if you want to add a delicate touch to your nail look. And that can give you the perfect backdrop for a floral French tip! Our "Chic Peek: Flower Child" nail stamping plate has various arched floral designs that can add a graceful trim to your nails.

If you want a few more options for your DIY nail art, you can grab our "Blooming Gems" set of stamping plates, which includes our "Chic Peek: Flower Child" plate.

#4. Apply A Top Coat

At this point, your flawless floral manicure should be nearly finalized. With your delicate designs executed, all you need is a top coat to seal in all the goodness.

Though any clear polish might work, it's a good idea to grab a water-based formula that will help to protect your floral nail art. This Aqua Topper Smudge-Free Top Coat from Maniology can create a protective barrier between your stamped floral designs and the outside world.

Final Thoughts

Whether you grab a dotting tool or a nail stamping plate, it's easier than it seems to adorn your nails with flowers and fauna. With spring nearing, now is the perfect time to let your feminine nail style bloom!

If you need a bit more help creating a simple floral look, check out this video from our Maniology team:

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