Summer is just around the corner, which means so are a plethora of new nail-art trends. This week, Instagram users have clearly grown fond of bright, impactful floral looks — and daisy nail-art has quickly become the most popular look of all. That probably because it’s just as cute as it is easy to achieve on yourself.
“The flowers in this look is a nail-art staple often referred to as the five-dot flower,” explains nail artist and OPI education manager Sigourney Nuñez. She says this type of look only requires a couple of different nail polishes and a dotting tool or bobby pin. Once you have those two things, you can get as creative as you like. “While the look is simple, your color combo can really add a whimsical and playful element to the entire design,” Nuñez says.
To pull off a simple daisy nail-art design, Nuñez advises creating a circle using five nail polish dots. Once those have dried down, add a different colored dot to the center of that circle. “To take this up a notch in a super subtle way, use a different sized dot for the center of the flower to help cover any imperfections and add to that petal effect,” she says.
Of course, that’s just one daisy nail-technique — there are tons more that are just as easy to create. Below, see our favorite takes on the trend.
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Nuñez’s take on the daisy manicure is a little more elaborate than the rest, but don’t let that discourage you from trying it yourself. To create these multi-colored flowers and vines, she used several shades from the OPI Mexico City Collection.
You only need three polishes to recreate this daisy nail-art look from @ohhowcuticle. A navy polish, an opaque white, and a bright yellow combine in this simple yet adorable manicure. Instead of using a dotting tool to create the flower petals, she uses slender, short brush strokes.
This look by @salemandlunanails delivers daisy nail art with an edgy twist. Combine a bright-red base like this one with some negative space if soft pastels aren’t really your vibe.
Totally bare nails serve as an equally great base for the daisy nail-art trend, as evidenced by this look from @nailart.bycaroline. With nothing but a dotting tool and two polishes, you can recreate her simple take on the trend.
If you grew up during the 1990s and 2000s, you’ll get a kick out of this manicure by @thatsaleaf, which probably looks a lot like your childhood wallpaper. She mixes the trend up with lots of different color combinations.
Short and long nails alike make great canvases for the daisy nail-art trend. Using pastel pink, white, and yellow nail polishes, @_jayde_matthews makes the most with her fingertip-length nails.
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