This lazy daisy-ish design (“Dude, daisies are white and yellow,” said everybody ever) is one of my favourite high impact, low effort nail art tricks. There’s not much to these nails – base colour, a few dots and some quickly brushed on petals – but this design always proves to be a most popular one. I was actually just discussing this with a fellow blogger the other day, the odd, inverse relationship between the amount of time you spend on a manicure and general interest. I’ve found more often than not that my marathon manis – those two or three-hour events that use every polish in my collection and could rival the Sistine Chapel in detail – are less well received than the ones I “dashed” off in under an hour. I think it’s because people like seeing nail art that they could conceivably do themselves, like dots, gradients and simple flowers. I know before I did 700-some-odd manicures, I used to get quite discouraged looking at the mini masterpieces other nail artists would do – it seemed like I was NEVER going to get there. And I’m still not there. But I will be one day, and it all will have started with something simple, as nearly all good things do.