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Prabal Gurung-inspired floral nail design

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

Pattern mixing is a bold sartorial statement that has been trending recently. One way to break into this trend without it being too in-your-face is taking the trend to your nails. Using white, black, yellow and blue to make stripes and floral patterns, this design is inspired by Prabal Gurung's Resort 2014 show.

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

Prabal Gurung-inspired floral nail design

Supplies:

  • Essie's Butler Please
  • China Glaze's Liquid Leather
  • SinfulColors' Pull Over
  • Orly's White Tips
  • Dotting tool
  • Scotch tape

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

Instructions:

1

Blocked bases

Using everything but blue, plan your design and paint your base coats accordingly.

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

2

Add color

Add some blue stripes to the horizontal and diagonal striped nails. Put a splotch of blue on the yellow part of the thumbnail (which will be a flower). With the dotting tool, make a double-dot stripe pattern on the solid yellow nail. On your black nail, make a white flower shape in the middle and then surround it with a small white dot grid.

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

3

Tape and paint

Think of where you want your black stripes to go and tape off accordingly. Paint the un-taped parts black. On the ring finger, dot some yellow over the white to make yellow dots (the white gave us a good base so the yellow shows up better). Next, finish the flowers on the ring finger and thumb. When the paint is dry, gently remove the tape.

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

4

Finish

Make sure everything is dry and finish with a top coat.

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

Stripes and florals are the perfect match!

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Photo credits: Prabal Gurung
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