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Daisy Nails: 22 Breathtaking Ideas for Your Next Manicure

Floral nails are one manicure trend that will never go out of style. From young to old, women keep exploring this nail art. It’s as though nail techs aren’t backing down. Every day, new flowery mani trends emerge, one of which is daisy nails.

fingers rocking lemon daisy nails

Daisy nails offer a fresh and sparkling look that brightens up your fingernails. Just like the countless nail designs that exist, this nail art comes in different types. In this article, we’ll cover the history, types, and benefits of daisy nail art. We’ll also show you how to achieve this look at home and tickle your style buds with inspos to get you started.

What’s Special About Daisy Nails?

pretty yellow daisy nails

Daisies are romantic flowers that symbolize harmony. Their white rays and yellow disks give them a unique feel different from other flowers. Away from the florist’s abode, this flower has entered the world of manicures. From nails with daisies on a monochrome background to a transparent backdrop with colorful daisies, you just can’t have enough. 

Furthermore, you don’t need to be a nail technician or have artistic skills to create your version of a daisy manicure. You can do it yourself in less than an hour or opt for nail stickers. And in a few minutes, your mani will be ready to flaunt to the world.

Brief History of Daisy Nails

nude daisy manicure with yellow tips

This nail trend stems from the expressive nail art culture of the 1980s. During this period, nail technicians explored different methods and designs to create captivating manicures. This nail art became popular for its understated elegance that brings to mind the allure of daisy flowers.

Ever since then, daisy nails have progressed to feature different patterns, colors, and styles, leaving room for unlimited creativity as you’ll soon see.

How to Install Daisy Nails

black daisy nails

First, you need materials such as:

  • Clear base coat
  • Fake nails
  • Adhesive or glue
  • Clear top coat
  • Buffers
  • Gold studs or glitter (for the yellow disks of the daisy)
  • Your preferred color of nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Clear glitter polish (if you want glitter)
  • Dotting tool (or toothpick)

Once your materials are ready, do this: 

  • Use the glue to attach the fake nails to your fingers and file to your desired length before applying the clear base coat. If you aren’t using fake nails, apply your clear base coat first. 
  • Let it dry before applying your main nail polish. 
  • If you’ll be using a gold stud, apply a dot of clear polish where the stud will go and place the stud carefully on the area.
  • If you aren’t using a stud but a gold polish, apply a dot of the polish near the center and ensure it’s a tad close to your cuticle.
  • Use the white polish and dotter to form five to six dots which should look like small flowers. Space the flowers evenly.
  • Apply the gold studs or gold polish dots in the middle of the daisies.
  • Repeat the process until you have daisies all over your fingers.

For a better explanation, watch this video below:

Daisy Nails Styles to Inspire Your Next Manicure

blue daisy nails

One of the perks of wearing these nails is the pop of color they add to your fingertips. The eye-catching hues and dainty daisy designs can instantly transform your mood from moody to cheery. What’s more, they can also be customized to suit any outfit or occasion.

In other words, it doesn’t matter the type of event or color of clothes you plan to wear. Just don these nails and you won’t feel out of place. Here are some styles to inspire you:

Daisy French Tips

Daisy nails with French tips

This style features the classic white tips as an accent. But guess what? You don’t have to limit yourself by sticking to white tips alone. You can use any color of polish you want around your nail tips and still look superb.

Furthermore, you can also place the daisies around the tips of your fingers so they act as the French mani.

Colorful Daisy Nails

colorful daisies on nails

Go beyond the white petals and use any color of nail polish to create the daisies. It’s a unique way to try this trend.

Daisy on Only One or Two Fingers

white nails with daisies on one finger

Keep things a tad simple by only adorning one or two fingers with the daisy accents. This way, the details you put on your other fingers shine better.

All Round Daisies

pretty daisies on all fingers with pink tips

You can also adorn your ten fingers with daisies. This can be one set of petals on each finger or as many as you’d like.

Monochrome Daisies

daisy nails on a black base polish

Black and white are classy colors. So if you’d like to rock black nails, add a touch of white to them by creating daisies on your nails.

Nude Daisies

nude daisies on finger nails

Are you a lover of simplicity? If yes, nude nails will be your best bet. But you can take things further by adorning your natural-looking nails with daisies. You’ll look gorgeous.

Other Daisy Nails

cute blue and nude daisy nails

Whether you’re a nail art enthusiast, a nail tech, or someone looking to rock something new, try daisy nails. They’re sure to enhance your looks. Furthermore, the beautiful thing about them is that there are countless styles to inspire you. We curated some more to widen your options. Check them out below:

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