Floral Nail Art – China Glaze Avant Garden Collection

By Dana Fox

Happy Tuesday friends! I normally wouldn’t do two nail posts in a row, but I couldn’t help myself. I am in love with my nails right now! This upcoming collection from China Glaze, cleverly called Avant Garden, is just too irresistible! It contains two different hue choices… one being bright, cheery and vivid, while the other plays with pastels and soft dreamy tones. I got my hands on some of the pastel shades, and one vibrant coral shade. I thought it was only fitting that I do a little floral nail art with some of them!

From left to right: Tart-y For The Party, Keep Calm Paint On, Pink-ie Promise, Mimosas Before Manis, and Dandy Lyin’ Around. View the other shades here.


For this nail art, I used Keep Calm Paint On (mint), Mimosas Before Manis (coral), Dandy Lyin’ Around (vanilla white) and Running in Circles (green) from their previous Cirque du Soleil collection. I didn’t take shots while doing this look, but made you a little graphic so you can see how easily it is done. All you need is a nail art brush, or a thin paintbrush.

If you love this collection of colours, you’ll have to wait until March to grab some from your beauty supply store or salon. In the meantime, try this look out with some of your own polishes, and you can still enter the OPI giveaway here!

xo Dana

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10131383274445543280 Shabby Chic and Tea

    L O V E them! I done similar ones before! so pretty <3 xxx

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15457291623125149748 Carys – Beautiful dreams x

    The china glaze collection is so pretty ! love it :)

    Beautiful Dreams

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12930583361980227284 CP and KW

    cute! i love these
    kw, ladies in navy

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13820369301245167375 Shang J.

    Oh my! How amazing. Especially your tutorial, it just makes this nail art all the more lovelier. Gonna try it. Thanks! x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/18072449731164255972 Carolynn Markey

    I really love all your cute posts :) I would love to know more about your life, or an apartment/home tour! your blog is so cute your home must be ADORABLE!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14417680215379891869 Cristina C

    Interesting blog. Welcome to http://filmandotherstories.blogspot.se/
    :) Take care!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04489349234388812167 One Dollar Milkshake

    Thats just sooo cute.I really like this minty-green is so pretty!!!
    Your blog is totally awesome!!!
    XOXO Abby ♥

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10649275315959645749 Rebekah Louise
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 HeartsAndCrosses

    Your nails are amazing, wish I was good at nail diy

    A little bit Unique


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01091297103452235274 Crystal Ike

    This looks so hard to do, but the steps you used make it seem really feasible!

    Crystal's Beauty Corner

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05822974228910627172 Porcelain Eleanor

    This is gorgeous! I absolutely love the colours, and the design you've made is beautiful! I'll definitely be trying this out, thanks for a lovely post :)
    Eleanor x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04179656528221580812 lily white english rose

    gorgeous nail art and the colours are so pretty 😀

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16435358713250610506 Conny

    They look so pretty, i definitely need to try that myself! xx

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00472551466972804052 Dalia

    Looks easy enough, too bad my motor skills are horrid and I can't keep steady!
    Looks great though.
    The Introverted Brunette

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10849740978086692729 Individual.Emotion

    beautiful nail art and very good tutorial <3 this looks so cute. best for spring begin..<3


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02155563428131030883 Manda Rave

    Adorable! I love that purple colour :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01574004071936108009 Hannah Griffiths

    Definitely going to have to try this out! Perfect spring colours also :-)


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05503631220292137361 Andrea @ Mostly Happenstance

    I have to admit when I first saw the nails (before the steps) I thought that would be really really difficult! But that looks pretty simple and they are so cute!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00327325454747685403 Meggs

    I'm not the biggest fan of nail art, but these would be worth trying!!! Thanks for sharing!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17923487543329575288 Lily Shimmin

    These look amazing:)
    Will definitely be trying these out this weekend!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10862082515784146373 Carrie @carrieloves

    So cute, love those colors!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06674986690727626782 Fiona Neal

    Hey, I love your blog & the nail art is gorgeous! Iv got some nail art on my blog too if you want to check it out :)
    I'm a new follower :)



  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11065228020241907814 BE-lieveinYOU-rself

    wow this is so cool!
    looks so pretty :)


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04671102045920900929 Kelsey Price

    These are super cute! I've been looking for a floral nail art tutorial but unfortunately I don't have any mint polish! (I use a natural brand) Do you know of any natural nail polish brands that have mint in their range?

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01363132407810235389 Ana Leote

    aaww they look so cutee

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02453635125251000981 Breanna Norton

    These colors have me excited for summer!

    I just recently started a blog and would appreciate your follow!


    Have a great day!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12663759852735549246 gleepface

    I just bought a thin brush for doing nail art, so I might give this a go! I love the colours in this collection, pastels remind me that spring is an actual thing!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15207505973901710342 xfallenmoon

    aaaah, it looks soooo cool!! it must have taken a long time to do. not sure if i could do my right hand as good as my left hand. eheh. love the pastel colors. l-o-v-e.

    love, x
    blog | twitter

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12614945804057201168 Hannah

    Really cute pattern! SO pretty 😀

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09841657682788987423 typical tenchi

    Gorgeous! It looks so simple, I have to try this now!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14360633957190543689 Sarah S.

    Cute! I love the little tutorial too :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06201781045250610041 Tropical Colours

    Wow I love them and the colours are so gorgeous!! Im going to try this! Thankyou :)


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09521169092570076269 Miss Chatterbox

    Wow! I love it it looks so sweet and pretty! I have to try this!!!
    Lovely post, thank you



  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04226380123926824886 Nailidentity

    Live In Color, thats what China glaze polishes are all about. i love the little flowers you've done. Is that done with a special brush? China Glaze polishes are simply the best http://www.nailidentity.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02893692902218851840 SABS HERNANDEZ

    I absolutely love your blog! Specially your nail creations because they are so artistic and so creative. I followed you on GFC and BlogLovin' and liked your FB page! Hoping you can come by my blog and follow me too :) Thank you for this post! I can't wait to read more of your posts. More power to you!

    Your new follower,

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14831500494197957584 Louisejoyb

    These look fab! I wish my hand was steady enough to do the same!

    louisejoyb x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13945018052761155978 Andrea Marie

    LOVE those colors, and the nail art you did is adorable!
    I love seeing nail art posts, but it usually is hard to recreate! But yours is so simplistic and gorgeous!

    – Andrea Marie xx

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15341035267469311267 Sarah Allison

    so so cute! thank you for sharing this:)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10588508304788464579 kirstyb

    loe the nails x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05232155737520099120 Jemma x
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne Rachel

    They look amazing! So pretty xxx


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10634200732478589013 Brittany Kyte

    oh my goodness, this is so fun and springy! i love it!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17294962241447404053 Monica

    Very cute, and simple too! Perfect for spring time :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02611627321293092417 Patricia Picard

    Hi there! I just love this nail art. They are feminine, romantic and delicate! Perfect for those who cant wait for the sun!

    Olive xox

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10203436613487467952 Elizabeth King

    Love it! I'm going to try this out! ^_~

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10559190545851276583 Amy

    these nails are adorable, trying this for sure!
    Karen Kane Giveaway!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12779523547941985131 Coco

    Very cute Dana :-))

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07050946466343784367 Angela @LivingstonsHouseFullOfBoys

    New follower-via the big giveaway. Can't wait to read more! Hope you'll follow back. :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09251061608559607431 caroline

    that collection is so cuuute xo

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07807804946189188649 kavita sharma

    I love the step by step procedure for nail art I love this color on nail . I will try this soon.
    Oncology & Cancer Surgery India

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09828852865180392291 Italian Blogger

    WOW! new follower!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05583017738947703614 city

    thanks for share.......

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00620738373361932504 Michael Clonts

    LOVE this look! I think I need to get some Nail polish 😉