Here at PYP we try to draw inspiration from different outlets – wallpaper prints, clothing collections, etc. Today’s tutorial was inspired by a printed notebook we fell in love with. Filled with scalloped edges & great colours for the summer, this design is fairly easy once broken down into steps.

Step 1: After applying a base coat (we recommend CND – Toughen Up) paint nails 2 coats of a nice bright white – we used Sally Hansen Whirlwind White. This creates a great blank canvas to bring our design.

Step 2: Using China Glaze For Audrey & a medium sized nail art brush, paint 3 large circles coming from the base of the nail. It’s best to create the center hump & move outwards.

Step 3: Using Essie Big Spender, a lush red-violet creme that pops against the aqua & a larger dotting tool create a scalloped edge – about 5 points in total. We found it easiest to create a semi circle, like a larger half moons & add polka dots around the perimeter.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 with your original shade, Sally Hansen Whirlwind White – this time use a smaller dotting tool for the perimeter, creating about 7 scallops for the outer edge.  The top portion of the nail looked a little bare so we used a large dotting tool in Essie Big Spender to add a top scalloped edge to complete the look.  Don’t forget your top coat (once it has completely dried)!

What inspires your nail art designs? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know what you think of todays design and follow all things PYP on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram!

  1. love the 2nd ones, the blue/white ones. X

  2. Picasilly says:

    Omg, those are too cute. I would love those, but sadly I lack the patience or steady hands to do them myself!

  3. Love! The sixties vibe is too cute!

  4. TopCoatIt says:

    This is super cute! Where do you come up with all your fabulous ideas? I’ll be doing this one soon!

  5. daniellab says:

    Can you do this with other colors, too? Btw, I absolutely love it!

  6. Beautiful, I always feel so envious whenever I visit your blog, so talented!

  7. Reblogged this on mylifestyle2000 and commented:
    this is great

  8. This is so fabulous, I love the colors you chose!

  9. afromariel says:

    Reblogged this on afromariel and commented:
    So original!!!!! I am exiting!!!!

  10. I am also passionate about nail art. I loved the colorful cute nail art…will try to replicate it….

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  1. […] Polish You Pretty is one of my favorite blogs.  They always have such fun manis and lots of great tutorials.  When I saw their scalloped design, it went straight on to my “To Do” list.  […]

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