Monday, 8 September 2014

Gingham & Daisy Nail Art Tutorial: Inspired by ASOS

If you are an fashion or Tanya Burr lover you may have seen the ASOS Skater Dress in Gingham and Sunflower. I love the combination of the two patterns so I thought I would create a nail art look inspired by the dress. As always I have put together a step-by-step pictorial so if you want to find out exactly how I create this design keep reading...

ASOS skater dress in gingham and sunflower

Gingham & Daisy Nail Art Tutorial

All you will need to create this look yourself is nail varnish in the shades: white, black, yellow and grey. It is also handy to have a top coat, a fine nail art brush, some striping tape and a dotting tool to hand.
I used all Illamasqua shades for this look and the shade names are: 'Scorch' (white), 'Boosh' (black), 'DWS' (grey) and 'Wayward' (yellow).

Step-By-Step Tutorial:

Gingham & Daisy Nail Art Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by painting the little and index finger nails in white and all other nails in a black base and leave these to completely dry.

Step 2: Next, taking the white nail varnish again, this time on a fine nail art brush, create the petal design over all nails with a black base.

Step 3: Then take the yellow polish onto a dotting tool and create the centre of each daisy flower.

Step 4: Now its time to create the gingham nails! Taking some striping tape, place this in vertical stripes onto the nail.

Step 5: Taking the grey nail varnish fill in the gaps next to the tape to create your vertical tripes.

Step 6: If you don't have a steady hand it might be best to use the tape again, however I just went in with a dotting tool to create the grey horizontal lines on the little and index finger.

Step 7: To finish off the gingham design, take the black polish onto a dotting tool and create a small black square where the horizontal and vertical grey lines cross.

Step 8: Finally when all nails are fully dry, paint a layer of top coat onto each nail to seal the design into place!

And there you have your gingham and daisy/sunflower nail art!

Gingham & Daisy Nail Art Tutorial

ASOS skater dress in gingham and sunflower

What do you think of this nail art look? Have you ever created a design inspired by an item of clothing?

Happy Nail Art-ing! Sam xx


  1. OMG your nails look absolutely incredible! I'm in awe of your talent ::D I've pinned the photo to my nail art board on Pinterest linking to your blog - people need to see them :D xxx

    Gemma |

    1. Thank you so much Gemma! Just checked out your blog and I LOVE it! Sam xx

  2. Oooh I like this :) want to try it! xx

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