I love drawing mandala designs, so I had to figure out a way to do them on the nails! It's not quite as detailed on the nails, but it still creates a very cool kind of floral look.
For the base of the nails, I used Milani Power Periwinkle on all the nails except for the ring finger, which I used OPI Alpine Snow. Once the ring fingernail has dried, I moved on to the mandala design. Darker colors will work best for the outer "ring", I used Zoya Hunter. Using a large dotting tool, I drew a circle of large dots around the nail. You could make the circle somewhat small like I did, but I also think it would look cool if you filled the width of the nail. Once the green dried, I used the dotting tool with Alpine Snow inside of each of the green dots. For the next "ring" I used Power Periwinkle, this time putting the dots in between the green dots. Once it dried I applied the white dots on the inside. For the last "ring" I just created a very large dot with American Apparel Neon Orange and applied a clear rhinestone to the center when the polish got tacky. For the finishing touches I added a small dot of the periwinkle in between the green dots and I added little orange dots above each green dot. And of course, use a top coat to make sure the design doesn't have a bumpy look.
Nail Polishes Swatches