Hibiscus Nail Art

6th September, 2012 - Posted by Emily - 7 Comments

Today’s nail art is inspired by The Illustrated Nail. I hugely admire Sophie’s designs, she has such amazing attention to detail. Her work is pretty much out of this world! When I read that she uses a lot of nail art pens, I set myself the challenge to try and use them to recreate one of her designs. I have a lot of nail pens lying around but I’ve only ever used the brush-sided end. Time to try something new!

The design I decided to recreate was a Hawaiian floral design featuring Hibiscus flowers. I really love how they turned out. My favourite nail designs are when you stare at your nails from a distance and they almost look like wraps. This was definitely one of those designs! I’ll be so sad when I have to take them off.

These are the polishes I used! I used Dearlee – 034, my go-to black polish, covers in one coat! And the nail art pens are also from Born Pretty Store. You can get them in a set of 24 or 60. They’re two-way pens, if you twist them open you’ll see a brush and when you pull off the cap it reveals a pen. The pen is what I used to create the design you see above! They are trickier to use than the brush but the results are definitely worth it!

Do you like to use nail pens? Let me know in the comments below!

  • http://www.sugar-nails.com Gwenn

    Great nail art ! I love hibiscus flowers <3

    • veryemily

      Thanks Gwenn! <3

  • Saskia

    Love it, just amazing!!

    • veryemily

      Thank you!

  • Juliana

    I don't like flower designs (not the most girly girl :P), but still want to make this one!

    It's awesome! Looks very original and summerly (does that word even exists or I just made it up?)
    Nice work =D

  • francesca

    im 9 and love to try nail things so im gonna attempt this and I love using nail stuff :D

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