1. Start with a dark base, like black polish, to make sure that the roses stand out. Layer a small dot of pastel pink on top to make your flower base.
2. To create the petals, use a thinner striper brush to add hot pink swirls to your base. Start in the middle and swirl your way out.
3. Finish up with some leaves—using a toothpick, paint small oval shapes on each side of the flowers with green polish.
Tip: Don’t forget to give your nail polish some time to dry in between steps, so you won’t end up mixing the polishes.
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Originally published in Chalk's February 2015 issue. Article by Michelle Katigbak-Alejandro, photograph by Gee Plamenco, makeup by Maui Manalo, hair by Ogie Rayel for Kiehl's Stylist Series, nails by Luz Fortuno and Jennielou Flores of Triple Luck Brow and Nail Salon using Seche Vite from Beauty Kingdom, model Joanna Marcelo of Prima Stella Management. Follow Chalk on Instagram and Twitter and like their official Facebook page.