Microbead Flowers (part 2!)

Painted Fingertips | Microbead floral nail art

Hi everyone!

Today I have another post in the ’40 Great Nail Art Ideas’ by Crumpet’s Nail Tarts and today’s theme is floral. I have something extra special to share with you today and I’m excited that you finally get to see it… I did this weeks ago already and I was saving it up for the spring!Β Painted Fingertips | Microbead floral nail art

That’s right – I’ve done full-on placed microbead nail art again and I LOVE it!

You’re probably wondering how long this took me and you’re right – this is definitely one of the most time-consuming types of nail art I’ve done. I don’t think it takes as long as full glitter placement, though, because it’s easier to move the beads around on your nail. If you still think I’m crazy, well you’re probably not wrong, especially once you realise that it’s not the first time I’ve done placed microbead nails. That’s right, I’ve done this before! I always intended to try it again and it took me a year and a half before I eventually did.Β Painted Fingertips | Microbead floral nail artI actually like these even better than the original microbead flowers I did. I’m not sure if it’s the way I used the colours, or the fact that these flowers have a more structured look to them, or a little of both. I also like my nail shape a lot better now!Β Painted Fingertips | Microbead floral nail art

You may notice that even though I switched the colours around a little, I’ve used the same colours as I did the last time. It turns out I only have so many colours πŸ˜‰ I really wanted to add some red to these, so I may have to get my hands on a few more microbead colours!Β Painted Fingertips | Microbead floral nail art

There’s not really much to how these are done. I started with a base of EssenceΒ Grey-t To Be Here so that I wouldn’t have bare nail peeking out from under the beads. I then dabbed top coat on a little of my nail at a time and placed each bead using a wax rhinestone picker. I placed the rhinestones first and then did the beads more or less from the centre out so I could see how much space I had.Β Painted Fingertips | Microbead floral nail art

Time-consuming or not, I enjoyed doing this nail art, and I love the result! I hope you do too, let me know what you think in the comments!

What’s the craziest nail art you’ve ever attempted?

Some more floral nai lart ideas are at the links below:

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  • http://polishedlifting.com Courtney B

    Holy moly those are amazing! I don’t think I would be accurate enough at microbead placement to do something like that. Can I ask how long you think this took?

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! Fortunately you can move the beads around a little bit on the nail so long as the polish underneath is still wet, otherwise it would have been a disaster! I’m not sure exactly, I’d estimate around 3 hours.

  • Cat Ray

    Wow, these are amazeballs!! I am super impressed and this manicure looks amazing!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Harper

    Beautiful!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://teaandnailpolish.com Tea & Nail Polish

    You have way more patience than me, but the finished look is amazing

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I thought it was worth it πŸ™‚

  • http://www.nailing.ca-it/ Kate Taylor

    This is an incredible and intricate look. Kudos!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Cathy Ladd

    Amazing nail art! You’ve got a lot of patience.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Dawn Robinson

    This is the most beautiful nail art I have ever saw you have done awesome work it is very unusual I love it !!!!!!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you liked it!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Yes yes yes yes yes! I wish I had your patience, this came out perfectly!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Maybe you should try it πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    Oh my, these are incredible!! You are amazing<3

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you <3

  • http://www.polished-polyglot.blogspot.com Nati

    Oh my! it’s not only gorgeous and original but all that patience!! I truly admire you *_*

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Shawna Harrold

    I am just blown away by your patience! These are amazing!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Ann

    This is seriously amazing!!!!!!! I would love to try this look one day

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I hope you do πŸ™‚

  • Nichole C

    the craziest I’ve ever done? Hmmmm there are quite a few. Never this nutty though!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      lol, so I’m officially the craziest? Good!

  • Naked Without Polish

    This is amazing! I could never. I don’t have patience to do nail art. Not my thing. I will definitely leave the amazing-ness up to you!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! See and I don’t have the patience to swatch, at least not very often πŸ˜‰

  • Elisabeth Foust

    Omgsh this is beautiful!!! That had to take forever! I wish I had patience with my nails. I am so impressed!!! Simply amazing!! I really love the design and wish you were my nail tech haha!

    Elisabeth