Cath Kidston is synonymous with ditzy florals, cutesy polka dots and nostalgic patterns, adorning many a cushion, tea towel and bedspread with its sweet prints. I think Cath Kidston designs are infectiously adorable and I have my fair share of Kidston-covered items in my possession. I was originally inspired to give this nail art a go after seeing Corrie’s post where she shared her springtime nails with us, and then I found this post on Emily’s blog and was finally convinced to give it a whirl. It may look a little challenging but I can assure you that in four simple steps, you too can have some fancy florals on your fingertips…
1. Firstly, chose your base colours. I used Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream and Bourjois 1 Seconde nail polish 06* but there are so many colour combinations you can use, just have a play about with different shades until you find a happy harmony.
2. On the accent nail, I chose to do polka dots by using Orly Prelude to a Kiss* blobbed on with a cocktail stick. For the other nails I took Bourjois 1 Seconde nail polish 06 and roughly dabbed it on from the brush to create the flowers.
3. Whilst the flowers are still a bit tacky, I took Orly Prelude to a Kiss and swirled it in with a cocktail stick to give the flowers a three-dimensional look.
4. Finally, I took Illamasqua Nomad polish* and blobbed it around the flowers to create the leaves. I also added some extra polka dots to fill in the spaces. Et voila!
Do you go ditzy over floral prints? Let me know if you have attempted a similar nail art; I’d love to see it 🙂