Spring nail art -tulips

My my lovelies. I am so excited about today’s post, as I finally got to sit down and create a Spring nail art for you. It’s been a while since I post a nail art here, so I am especially happy to share my newest creation. Spring in Germany is slowly arriving, we have more and more sunny days, so I was inspired to do some Spring nail art featuring my favorite flowers, tulips. Let’s take a look.

Spring nail art -tulips

I started off by creating a negative space background for my flowers. I used my regular striping tape to simply paint 2/3 of my nail light blue. I thought a light blue base would be contrasting beautifully with the flowers and leaves, so I used Cirque Colors Meet Me in Montauk. It’s a gorgeous color for Spring and it’s such a pigmented formula! I applied a layer of top coat on my negative space base before starting to paint the flowers.

Spring nail art -tulips


I used a thin nail art brush to create the flowers. I painted the tulips in three color combinations. The red ones were made with Cameo Colours Lacquers Wednesday and Serendipity Nail Polish Big Red Bow. The pink ones were made with Serendipity Nail Polish Pink Poinsettia and Ella+Mila Heartbreaker. The orange tulip on my ring finger was made with Picture Polish Totes and Cirque Colors Fire Island. I love the orange tulip and how it gives a nice pop of color!

At the end I added some bright green flower stems and leaves. I used two colors, Cameo Colours Lacquers Thursday and Nicka K no. 145 for some shading.

What do you guys think? I have to say that I am very pleased how my Spring nail art came out! I am still wearing this design as I’m typing this post and I got so many compliments (even my boyfriend said these were nice and he is a tough critic). I really hope that you will like it as well.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below and have a fabulous day!

  • Your tulips are pretty. Man, I wish my freehanding skills was good as yours.

    • Thank you so much Lisa! I am sure you would be able to recreate these, they weren’t as difficult as it may seem.

  • Cindi

    This is so eye catching. I love the blue beneath the tulips. Great mani!

  • These are so cute Paulina!! Perfect for spring! I adore the negative space element you added to this design. Gorgeous!

  • Love these! I love the second color dimension you added to the flowers, so simple yet it really amps up the freehand game!

  • Tulips are in my top few favorite flowers so this is such a winner design for me already, but your negative space twist just turns it up to 100! La la love!

  • Gosh I adore your nail shape Paulina! These are so very pretty! I really love the colours you’ve used. They’re a delight to look at!

    • Thank you Christine! You really think my nail shape is OK? I’ve been having some doubts about it lately, so your comment is reassuring.

  • Oh. My. Glob. these are gorgeous!! I love the negative space, I love the super pale blue base and I love the pretty little tulips!

  • These are so beautiful! I love the touch of negative space as well :)

  • Alice

    These are perfect for spring, such gorgeous nail art!

  • O.o that is SUCH an amazing design! Love how you used a bit of negative space to draw even more attention to those beautiful flowers.

  • Kathryn J

    The tulips are just beautiful and it’s so nice to see the Spring colours and designs creeping back into nail art. :)

  • This is so stinking adorable! You always do the best floral manis! The tulips are just perfect for the beginning of Spring. ♥

  • OMG these are just lovely! Your floral designs are always perfect!