Cherriful Nail Art Tutorial – featuring Essie Blanc and Dior Calypso

by xin on July 4, 2012

Over the weekend, mom bought a huge packet of South African cherries (I didn’t know S.A produces cherries!), and they were big and juicy!

Hence the inspiration was from the sweet cherries.

Essie in Blanc

I recently collected this Essie nail polish in Blanc, and I am quite pleased that it’s opaque and not as streaky as any other white! I have had a few Essie polishes in pastel colors, but I find that they are too sheer and the brush just worsens the application.

However, 2 coats are needed to achieve the full opacity.

For the accent nail, it is the new Dior from Summer Mix collection, the shade is Calypso and it’s a bright red with jelly finish. The application is almost fool-proof with the excellent formula and brush, and it dries pretty fast.

Dior Calypso

With a dotting tool, pick up some red acrylic paint or polish and make some dots which will resemble cherries.

Cherry Nail Art

When it’s dried, use a green polish/acrylic paint and create strokes to look like the stems.

For the accent nail, use the dotting tool again to pick up white polish for the polka dots. I find that it’s easier to work with polishes for polka-dotting rather than the acrylic paint. The polish will dry to a smooth surface while the acrylic paint tends to leave bumps on your nails if it’s too thick.

Cherry Nail Art with Cherries

And cherry nail art against the huge cherries!

Dior in Lagoon

On my toes, I have Lagoon from Dior Summer Mix Collection. All it takes is just one layer!

Cherry Nail Art Tutorial

Another picture of my ‘cherry blossom’ on both hands. This is a pretty easy nail art, and as long as you are able to create some dots and lines, you will able to wing this!

Do you love cherries? I do!

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plue July 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

so cute! love the toes, it looks very vintage 😀
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xin July 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

LOL thanks! i guess its the blue that makes it vintage 🙂
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Beauty Box July 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

Very cute…cherries on your nails…kudos to you for painting them from scratch. I am not good at this type of thing and am drawn to using nail stickers instead 😉


xin July 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

i used to like nail stickers too, but i find that they peel off too fast 🙁
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Gin July 5, 2012 at 9:27 am

Cherry nails are toooooooooo cute!!! This is the best cherries nail art I have came across!
On a side note: cherries are soo yummy! Too bad they come quite expensive and I could only treat myself once in a while. On top of that, they are seasonal! Why~~


xin July 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

thanks gin! 😀 i love cherries too!! and it’s really unfortunate that they have to be so expensive here 🙁 and i think it is the cherry season now
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Nikki July 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

Oh sister! Your nail art reminded me so much of the time I tried Nail art for the first time, one of the first few “arts” that I tried is Cherry! I do know mine look awful and I should try it again! Your nails look so CHEeRY! 🙂
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gio July 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

That’s so pretty and, I agree with Plue, very vintage too! You did a great job!
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