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Radiant orchid nail art tutorial
September 14, 2014, 1:16 pm

Radiant Orchid is a color blooming with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. The orchard flower nail art adorns the nails with the detailed and intriguing texture of a single orchid petal – thus the name: Radiant Orchid Nail Petals!

The process is really quite simple, but it does require patience and time. Choose the following colours; bright white, vibrant pink, shimmering violet and a jewel toned deep purple shimmer nail polish.

Step 1: Paint your nails with a white base. Apply a layer of quick dry top coat to protect your base in case your nail art requires clean up, then let dry completely.

Step 2: Using a making sponge dipped in some water and acetone, pick up a diluted layer of pink fuchsia polish and lightly sponge the mid-section of the nail while leaving the tip of the nail white. This is the mimic the light pink speckles and the white outline on the orchid petals.

Step 3: Using the same sponging technique as Step 2, lightly sponge shimmering violet and shimmering deep purple nail polish on the top half of the nails, ending at the half moon. Make sure you sponge as light as you can to only add tiny bits of color while still able to see the white base peeking through from underneath.

Step 4: Using a clean-up brush dipped in acetone, remove the excess sponging around the cuticles. Or you can tape your cuticles with scotch tape if you have time. Then seal in the sponging layer with a quick dry top coat. This will protect the sponged base and also help blend all the colors together.

Step 5: Using a striper brush and deep purple shimmer nail polish, paint the 3 main veins of the nail petal. You can of course use any brand that has colors in the same hues and shades. But remember to select a deep purple nail polish brand that has tiny shimmers, holographic particles and glitter that help to represent the natural shimmer and sparkle on the real orchid petals.

Step 6:  Using a thinner striper brush and the deep purple nail polish, paint in the thinner veins that branch out from the main veins. Seal with top coat and Voila! You have a gorgeous Radiant Orchid Petal Nail Art to flaunt!

See, the nail art process is really not that difficult when you have found the right colors and can follow the simple explanation above. Just look at the details and the complexity of the finished nails. Quite amazing!


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