DIY Marc Jacobs Daisy Nail Art

Hi guys!

Sorry for the lack of update last month as I was busy preparing for my exam. As I am quite free for now, I am back in the blogosphere again! *Woohoo*

As most of you are aware, I love to paint my nails when I have the luxury to do so - by luxury I mean time. Well, don't get me wrong. I seem to always have the time to paint my nails at home after work. However painting nails at night is not always a good idea! I used to think that my perfectly-polished nails before bed time would turn out amazing under the natural light the next morning. No, I was totally wrong. My nails always ended up having smudges and indentations from my bed sheets. 

So when I was at home on the third day of study leave two weeks ago, I decided to take a quick break from my study and painted my nails in the morning. That way, the nails would have enough time to be completely dry before I went to bed. I am so happy I did not wake up with smudgy mess the next day.

Anyway this nail art is inspired by the packaging of my favourite Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume (Eau so Fresh). Hence if you take a closer look on my nail arts again, yes they are very much based on the visual aspect of the item below.

Image source: Google

I saw a Youtube tutorial by elleandish // Janelle and this is basically my interpretation / version based on the nail polish colors and tools that I have at home. 

You'll need:
1. O.P.I Nail Envy - nail strengthener (Optional) 
2. Any dusty pink nail polish. I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 'Bamboo Shoot' and Essie's 'Sugar Daddy'.
3. Any gold nail polish. I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 'Golden-i'.
4. Any white nail polish. I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 'White on'.
5. Any base / top coat. I used Essie's all-in-one base / top coat.

Here's the actual details for the nail polish names / codes if you are interested:

1. Apply one coat of O.P.I Nail Envy (item no.1) on all your nails and wait for it to dry. I marked this as an optional item as you can skip this step, but I just love applying this to strengthen my nails prior to applying any colors;

2. Apply base coat on all of your nails;

3. Apply two coats of Golden-I (item no.3) on your index finger and pinky;

4. Apply two coats of any of the dusty pink nail polish (item no.2) on the rest of your finger nails. I used the Sally Hansen one for my first coat, and I switched to the Essie one for the second coating for no particular reason though;

5. Using a dotting tool, create flower patterns on the fingers that have been painted dusty pink. Basically we are trying to paint the 'daisies' per the perfume packaging;

6. Using the dotting tool again, paint a dot on the centre of each flower you created earlier with the gold polish;

7. Randomly make dots using the white polish or the gold one on the other area of the nails that are not covered by the flowers;

8. Wait for the nail art to dry and apply one last touch of top coat to keep it shiny and to ensure the nail arts last longer.  

Personal tips:
1. Use a bobbi pin or a match if you do not have any dotting tools at home. I actually used the end of my make up brush which works perfectly fine as well;

2. If you want, you could also use studs on the centre of the flowers as opposed to only using gold nail polish - which is what elleandish // Janelle did on her nail tutorial;

3. Play around with other colors to tailor with any other Daisy perfumes of your choice:

All images of perfume bottles sourced from: google

Here's the video tutorial:

If you are going to try this nail art, let me know how you go. Don't forget to tag me on instagram and add a hashtag "ALTFDIY" which stands for "a little too free DIY".

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I hope you love this tutorial and find it useful!




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