Rose Nail Art Tutorial by Paulina's Passions

Hi my beautiful friends. A few days ago I made these cute roses with black and white stripes and they came out so nicely that I thought I would put together another nail art tutorial, so you can see how I made them. It’s actually not a difficult design, but there is quite a few steps involved, so let’s take a look at the pictures and I will describe each step.

Rose Nail Art Tutorial by Paulina's Passions

I was inspired to do this look by this awesome phone wallpaper. I just had to recreate these cute stripes, dots and roses! Lhey is so talented and makes the most awesome wallpapers.

To create these nails you will need a black and white nail polish as well as a pretty gold and some pinks for the roses. Also having a striping tape or nail vinyls will be helpful with this nail art (if you feel confident at free handing the lines, go ahead!).

Rose Nail Art Tutorial by Paulina's Passions

Step 1. Paint your nails white and allow the nail polish to dry or use a fast drying top coat. I used China Glaze White on White. Once the nail polish is entirely dry, place your nail vinyls. I wanted to have wider stripes, hence the vinyls instead of striping tape. Make sure you don’t have any gaps or the nail polish is going to bleed and your lines are not going to be crisp.

Step 2. Paint your nails black and immediately remove the vinyls. Be fast, but delicate at the same time. The black polish is LVX Livid.

Step 3. With a dotting tool, make the polka dots. I made them both on black and white stripes. I used a beautiful golden polish from P2 called Golden Romance.

Step 4. With a larger dotting tool, make the base of your roses. I just made some rough shapes of smaller and bigger flowers. The beautiful pink is Color Club Flamingo.

Step 5. This step requires a tiny nail art brush. Take a darker pink and start making the petals. I used Color Club Youthquake and I started working from the inside of the flower. Then to create more depth I made a few highlights. For this step I like to take a white nail polish and dissolve it in acetone to make it more sheer. I made the highlights in between the petals accentuating it on the outer parts of the roses. At the end I took my darkest pink (OPI Strawberry Margarita) and made more shading in the middle.

Step 6. Make the leaves and the stems connecting the tiny buds to the main rose. For this look I opted for golden leaves to match the polka dots and keep the color combo together. Again, I used P2 Golden Romance.

That’s it! Finish your look with a fast drying top coat for glossy looking nails.

Rose Nail Art Tutorial by Paulina's Passions

What do you think of this nail art tutorial? I think these nail could be awesome for upcoming Valentine’s Day, as they involve pretty, romantic roses in pink! As I mentioned before, these nails aren’t difficult to make and if you follow the steps above I am sure you can recreate them easily.

Rose Nail Art Tutorial by Paulina's Passions

Let me know what you think in the comments below and have a great evening!

Hugs and kisses, Paulina.

  • This is just amazing! I love how you can mix and match designs and patterns. They always turn out so pretty. The tutorial was very helpful too.

    • Thank you so much, Lisa! I am so happy you like these <3

  • I love this tutorial, I most likely cannot recreate your amazing work, but it’s very helpful. This look is gorgeous!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    Thanks for this great tutorial! I love the way it turned out. It looks sooo fantastic.

    • Thank you so much! I haven’t made that many tutorials in my life, so I am still figuring things out, so I am happy you liked it.

  • Victoria – manicurator

    What a gorgeous design! You took that inspiration and ran with it! :D

  • Your rose designs are always the best! They give me a lot of inspiration. :)

    • Thank you, Emily :* Comments like yours always make my day. So happy I can inspire someone.

  • Such an amazing manicure! And your tutorial makes it look so easy! :)

    • Thanks Krystal! Maybe one day you’ll give it a go ;)

  • MyBeautyJunction

    Gah these roses are GORGEOUS! The shading you used for differentiating the petals is perfection. This is a work of art, not a mani.

  • OMG!! This is really AMAZING! I love this mani! You are an Artist! Have a great day, too!

    • Aww, thank you so much for your sweet comment sweetie! <3 You made my day!

  • Woooaaaah, these are AMAZING! Love the color combo, the roses, EVERYTHING!

    • Thank you Deborah :* I am so happy you like them!

  • very pretty! I admire<3

  • I love these! SO pretty! Your roses always amaze me!

    • Aww, thank you so much for your sweet comment!

  • Very Emily

    Ugh Paulina these are nothing short of perfection. I couldn’t love them more if I tried!!

    • Aww, thank you my sweet Emily! You have no idea how much I appreciate your sweet comment :*

  • The Polished Mommy

    It’s so vibrant and striking…love the contrast of roses and gold against the black and white.

  • This is stunning! I’m loving ittt. Pinning!

  • BTBAshley

    I adore roses and this mani is gorgeous. Loved your tutorial as it had great step by step and photos!