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This Flamingo and Floral Nail Art is the Perfect Poolside Mani

The weather is getting warmer, and our nails are getting cooler.

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Summer is finally on its way, and that can only mean one thing: floral nail art! I'll take any excuse for floral nail art, but summer is when it truly comes alive. This spring/summer go with a bright and fun look with these cute floral flamingoes. They're easy to create and will have your fingertips looking summery in no time. Just follow these simple steps.

Steps 1&2

You will need: nail art brush, dotting tool, light blue nail polish (I used Barry M - Huckleberry), two shades of pink (I used Nail Girls - Pink 15, OPI - Let's Be Friends), two shades of green (I used OPI - Who The Shrek Are You?, OPI - I'm Sooo Swamped), and black and white nail polish. Plus a quick drying topcoat (I used Seche Vite).

Step 1: Paint your nails with a light blue base color. Once dry, using the polish brush of your darker pink shade paint a swipe of polish at the tip of your nail in a semi-circle shape. On your other nails, using a dotting tool or brush, add five dots which meet in the middle for the floral nail art.

Step 2: Using a nail art brush, draw the head of the flamingo by starting at the side of your semi-circle and curving upwards in a line, then fill in the line to make it thicker.

Steps 3&4

Step 3: Using white polish add a line to the tip of the flamingo's face, then add a black point for the beak. For the eyes, draw a white dot with a dotting tool and add a small black dot in the center with the tip of your nail art brush

Step 4: Using your lighter pink shade, use the tip of the brush from the bottle to paint another smaller semi-circle inside the darker pink (make sure the darker pink is dry first to avoid the colors mixing). Add five lines to the center of your flowers using a nail art brush and the lighter pink shade

Steps 5&6

Step 5: Using your lighter green shade draw leaves coming out of the flowers. The best way to do this is to place a blob of green in the center of where your leaf will be and spread it out from there to create the edges of the leaf.

Step 6: Using your nail art brush and darker green shade, add a line up the center of your leaf and then smaller lines/dots at the side for the detailing. Once dry, add a quick dry topcoat to finish of your flamingo floral nail art.

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Alice Sanderson

Hi! I'm Alice, I'm 19 years old and I'm in my second year studying history at the University of Sheffield, in the UK. I've been doing nail art for about three years, having started in order to stop myself from biting my nails. I used to think of nails as a backup to my degree, but now I’m not so sure!

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