Nail Art Tutorial: Cute and Easy Red Flower Nails

by RoseDIY13
8 Materials
30 Minutes

Hi everyone! I love sharing incredible nail art with you, so today, I am going to show you how to create red flower nails. This is a cute easy gel nail design that anyone can accomplish.

I really wanted to show you something simple. This is a perfect beginner’s tutorial. It is the type of design that can help you gain more confidence with your nail art and the outcome is cute and fun.

I prefer this design on long almond-shaped nails, but you can adjust the design to suit any longer nail shape.

Enough chatting let’s learn how to do your own gel nails at home!

Tools and materials:

  • White gel nail polish
  • Red painting gel
  • Gel
  • Rhinestones
  • Nail rhinestone glue
  • Dotting tool
  • Detail brush
  • Tweezer
Applying gel nail polish

1. Apply base coat

Start with clean, filed nails that have a layer of gel base that has been cured.

2. Apply first coat of gel nail polish

Next, paint a thin coat of neutral-colored gel polish on your nails. 

Curing gel nails

2. Cure 

I cured mine for 60 seconds, but I suggest reading and following the curing directions of the gel polish you are using.


Applying gel nail polish

3. Apply a second coat of gel

You will notice that the nails are a bit sticky after curing. This is perfectly fine. The stickiness will help the next layer adhere better.

Apply a second coat of polish and cure for another 60 seconds.


Nails painted white

Your nails should now have a nice white canvas.


Red painting gel for DIY red flower nails

4. Design the nail

We are going to use a painting gel to design and create our red flower nails. 


Adding dots to nails

Dip your dotting tool into the paint and apply 5 red dots to your nail creating a circle. I applied this towards the top right of my nails.

Adding dots to nails

Continue using the dotting tool to create an S shape starting at the tip of your nail. 


Adding dots to nails

Curve the dots around the flower and end off the S at the bottom left corner. 


Adding dots to nails

Return to your original 5 circular dots and use a detail brush to smudge a line from the dot toward the center, creating a flower.

Completed red flower nail design

This is what the design should look like.

Adding dots to nails

Repeat the red flower nail design on your other 4 nails.

Curing nails

5. Cure for 60 seconds

Adding rhinestones

6. Apply rhinestones

To glam the look up, we are going to stick a rhinestone in the middle of each flower.

Apply the nail rhinestone glue to the center of the flower.

Adding rhinestones

Place the rhinestones on each nail with tweezers and cure your nails for another 60 seconds.

Applying topcoat

7. Apply topcoat

Apply a clear topcoat to the nails to protect the design then cure for another 60 seconds.

Once the nails have cured you can wipe them with some Isopropyl alcohol to remove the sticky residue.

Completed DIY red flower nails

8. Repeat the process

Repeat the DIY flower nail process on your other hand and you’re done!

How easy was this red flower nail design? I love how the red pops off the neutral background. This design will definitely add a bit of fun to any outfit you wear.

Let me know what you thought of today’s tutorial, and I would love to hear from those who try it out.

For more easy nail art tutorials, check out my posts on 4-Step Gel Nude and Orange Nails Tutorial and How to Make Fake Nails With Toilet Paper & Baby Powder.

Suggested materials:
  • White gel nail polish
  • Red painting gel
  • Gel topcoat
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