Top Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji is truly versed in wielding ‘Flower Power’ and has the nail art to prove it – hence, while we at SPICE end our month of thinking all things fauna, Genny’s landed herself at the top of our list for Beauty Spot of the Week.
While on an adventure in New York, Ms Nnaji shared this image of herself enjoying a Starbucks, and is spied with pretty, petal-print nails;
Using the look to brighten up her low-key outfit, consisting of a simple grey tee, no makeup and heavy bangs, the nails are left to do all the talking and to have us desperate to recreate them.
Want to steal Genevieve’s style and rock a petalled mani, too? See our step-by-step here below;
Get the Look
1. First, make sure your nails are in good condition; make sure your hands have been moisturised, cuticles have been gently pushed back, nails trimmed to the desired shape and filed for a smooth edge.
2. Next, take a little nail varnish remover on a cotton pad and wipe every nail clean. This will remove all oils from your nails, allowing for a smoother nail varnish application.
3. Coat every nail with a clear base coat. Allow to dry thoroughly.
4. Now, take a polish in any colour and paint all nails except for your ring fingers (the fingers next to your little fingers) a la Genevieve’s. We at SPICE love “Snog” by Butter London ($15, here) which is similar to the star’s, and you may wish to paint two coats of varnish for a stronger colour.
5. Next, using a white polish, paint the nails on the ring fingers – again adding two coats for a stronger finish.
6. Once all nails are dry, take a black nail art pen (Team SPICE recommend Wah Nails’ for £7, here) and draw your desired floral pattern. Genevieve’s consists of a rose print, which looks best when drawn to lay across the nail at an angle.
Or, should your hands not be steady enough to draw your print on, why not simply embellish nails with dried flowers? This set (£2.14 here) makes floral nail art easy to achieve, with the tiny flowers applicable with a little nail glue.
7. Once your nail art is complete, finish all nails with a clear top coat and you’re good to show off your nails at your local coffee shop, too!
Show us your attempts at Genevieve Nnaji’s floral nail art by tagging us in your pics on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @SPICETVAFRICA.
Image source: @Genevievennaji, Boots.com, ButterLondon.com, Ebay.co.uk