Sakura Blossom Nail Art

March 20, 2013

I've been wanting to create this Sakura nail art for a while, and finally I decided to do this as my entry for a spring themed nail art contest I'm participating. This was my first experience with free hand drawing on nails, and I was actually pretty pleased with how this came out.
I really love the Sakura tress, I've never seen one in person but I really hope to one day :) The closest to Sakura blossom I've seen is the Almond tree blossom which is also so beautiful!

I started this design with one coat of Essie Fiji, then created a gradient with Essie Fiji and Essie Mint Apple Candy. Once dried, I applied one coat of OPI Pirouette My Whistle which is a gorgeous delicate glitter combo, I thought it would look lovely with these colors and add a pretty spark to the design.
To create the branches and the little flowers I used a fine nail art brush. I used Wet n Wild Black Creme for the black branches, and Essie Van D'go with Wet N Wild French White Creme for the tiny flowers.
This design came out much prettier than I imagined it will be, I kind of surprised myself with handling the tiny brush, I actually expected the branches to be more chunky but somehow they came out very delicate (well, at least on my left hand lol) and I think this looks nice. Repeating the design on my right hand was quite a challenge and I'm not as happy with it as I was with the other hand, but still - this is a lovely design and I'm pleased with it. I will be wearing it proudly for the couple next days. :)








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34 Comments

  1. Bravo!!! such a pretty design!

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  2. These are gorgeous!!!! X_X I love them

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  3. Woww! So peaceful and pretty! I just started following you and I wanted to say I truly LOVE your lay out, your background is so lovely <3

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  4. Very cute! I love the color combo of your gradient!!

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  5. OMG....these are georgeous <3

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  6. This is so beautiful! I seriously think this may be one of the best manicures I've ever seen, Great job Natalie! :)

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  7. I can feel the spring in the air, gorgeous mani!

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  8. ohh....they are so beautiful!

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  9. It looks so sweet and amazing ^^ I love Sakura nail arts, and this one does not disappoint! Gorgeous!

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  10. these are sooo beautiful! i love love love cherry blossom/sakura designs!

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  11. Love how soft and spring-like this manicure. The blue gives it that little frosty feeling lol, I really like it. Can't believe this is your first freehand nail design.

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  12. I'm in love, it's such a sweet manicure! *__* And for a first time you did really good! Kisses

    Cristina :)

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  13. oh I love sakura too and i haven't seen it in rl either lol
    wonderful pastel nail art! very-very tender and beautiful :)

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  14. Gorgeous as usual Natalie! Love the softness of it :)

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  15. OMG. I have seen these done before, and like them every time, but these are just....beyond words!

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  16. This manicure is incredibly beautiful!!

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  17. That is so nice and sweet ! :)
    I made this design too ! It will be soon on my blog. ^^ Great spirits meet one another... lol

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  18. Wow Natalie these are amazing. So beautiful :) xx

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  19. These are stunning!! Love them!
    I just bought OPI PMW in London a few weeks ago! I'd love to try this mani!!

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  20. This is BREATHTAKING! So pretty!

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