I was so excited to create some nail art for laura ashley recently! they're one of my favourite stores and their home department kick started my love affair with all things floral when I worked for them as a teen. 

the lovely peeps asked if I could create some nail art inspired by their fabric and wallpaper designs; I couldn't have asked for a more fun project! the hardest part was picking from their range of adorable vintage inspired collections but I finally settled on their clarissa print- a gorgeous pink, yellow and grey themed floral concoction.
so here's how I painted mine, you can follow these steps to create your own version!
Step 1: Begin by painting a pale pink/cream base colour and leave to dry. Take a dark pink polish and paint a rough circles on some of your nails.Step 2: Take a few pink nail polishes varying from dark to light in shade, you'll be using these to add depth and turn the pink circles into blooms! Wipe any excess from the polish brush and lightly sweep small stokes inside
the pink circles you painted in step 1 to suggest petals.Step 3: Take a lemon nail polish and apply several circles to alternate nails, we're now creating some yellow tone flowers. As in the previous step sweep on some darker colours in peach and pink to suggest petals.Step 4: For the final flowers start with grey circles and apply more pink and white highlights using the same petal stroke technique. You don't want the grey to be too visible, it's just to peek through as a contrast!Step 5: Finish the flower design by adding the green leaves! Take a dark and light green polish and dab around the flowers, it will frame the flowers and bring the whole design together. Once you're happy with your design seal well with top coat to protect it!

I hope you like them!

back soon!

caroline x

27 comments

  1. love love love as always!

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  2. Oh my goodness these are amazing! I wish i had the skills! xxx

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  3. Prettiest nails you've ever done! These are amazing!!

    Molly x
    Lyonsnotes,blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Holy cow, these are gorgeous! You have the most lovely nails in general, mine as so stubby in comparison!

    Sara

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  5. Wow, these look amazing, mine always turn out rubbishy! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  6. WOW! These look awesome, I wish I was as talented with a nail varnish brush! These are just so beautiful! xxx


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  7. Your so amazing at nail art! x
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  8. This is absolutely stunning - I LOVE it!

    Jo x
    www.woobered.com

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  9. Super Lovely! Wish I was as much a dab hand with the nail art!xox

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  10. This looks amazing! I do love Laura Ashley's designs :) x

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  11. Such a gorgeous look, my nails are too small for nail art to look good but If I ever go back to false nails I'm definitely going to be giving this a shot :)
    Rosalie x
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  12. Caroline these are incredible! I swear you just get better and better, Laura Ashley were so lucky to have you! :D
    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  13. You're AMAZING with nails! Ahhh this nail design is too pretty.....I'd love to recreate it but I know I won't do nearly as good a job as you. :( But that's not going to stop me from trying. :P

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  14. wow, great as usual, oh how I lust after your skills and nails. I do love my little attempts at nail art though and proudly stick them on twitter every time! My fave mani of yours is still the fair-isle one. My little attempt was passable too! xxx

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  15. Love this look and is actually simple!!
    just need a lot of nail paints!!

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  23. Take a dark pink polish and paint a rough circles on some of your nails. ipad repair

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