Friday, July 28, 2017

Golden Pineapple- Pineapple Nail Design

Hello everyone! This week will be sticking to the tropical theme again, with another tropical nail design, this time we will be creating pineapple nails. When it comes to a tropical vacation other then the beautiful ocean, palm trees and nice weather, I think of yummy, juicy pineapple. I personally think pineapple from Hawaii is the best! 

Pineapple Nail DesignGolden Pineapple Nail Design

Here are the polishes and nail art tools used for this yummy pineapple design:


Base and Top coat- CND Stickey Base Coat and Revlon Extra Life No Chip top coat.

Nail polishes- Cupcake Polish- Some Berry to Love, Sinful Color-Let's Meet, Color Club- Daisy Does it, Sinful Color- HD Nails, OPI Hawaii- My Gecko Does Tricks, and OPI Hawaii- Do you take Lei away.

Acrylic paint- white

Nail art brushes- thin liner and detail brushes.

Other- small glass jar with acetone in it to clean off nail art brushes, and a cup of water to clean off nail art brushes as well.

Let's start this yummy golden pineapple nail design!

Pineapple Nail Design 

As always apply a thin layer of base coat to protect your nails. 

Once your base coat has dried polish all of your nails with a pink holographic polish, or if you want to be boring (or if you don't have a pink holo polish, which you need in your polish collection!), you can polish all of your nails with a bright pink creme color. 

Once your bright pink holo polish has dried, we will be creating the outline for each of the pineapples, with white acrylic paint, this will help the pineapples to show up on your nails.  On the thumb, middle, and pinky nail we will make a whole pineapple, then on the index, and ring finger nail we will make half of a pineapple.

For the whole pineapples,take a thin liner brush with white paint on it and make an oval shape half way up the nail, some of the nail tip should still be showing. Then for the half pineapples still make a oval shape that cover the tip of the nails. 

Next we will create the leaves that are on top of the pineapples. With a thin detail brush make three curved lines coming from the tops of the pineapple, on each side, then make one line coming from the top. You can have seven or more, or less leaves on top of your pineapples.

Pineapple Nail Design 

Now let's make these pineapples colorful and golden. Take a clean liner brush dipped into a shimmery yellow polish (Sinful Color-Let's Meet) and fill in the the oval part. Once that has dried take a glittery yellow (Color Club Daisy Does It) and go over the shimmery yellow.

I ended up having to use two different types of yellow polish because the glitter yellow looked to sheer, but you can always use more of a opaque yellow first then put a glitter yellow over that.  

On to the leaves, take a clean detail brush with a green polish on it and every other leaf fill in the white part of the leaves. Then take a lighter green and fill in the other leaves. 

Back to the pineapple itself, we will be making a crisscross pattern on the pineapple. With a thin detail brush dipped into a peach/ tan colored polish, make a few slanted lines going up the pineapple, then going the other direction make lines that crisscross with the lines you just made. When you are finished the pineapples should look like their are small diamond shapes on them.  

Pineapple Nail Design     
Once you have your pineapple design has dried apply a top coat to seal in and protect your nails from chipping. 

As with any nail design you can always change it up. For this design you can always just have a pineapple on the ring finger nail, or have the pineapples on the thumb, middle and index, it is always up to you the on the way you want to do your nail art.

Hope you enjoyed this yummy golden pineapple nail design!

See you next time for more nail fun!     

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tropical Sunset- Tropical Nail Design

Hello everyone! Hope all of you have been enjoying your summer! Sorry that once again I have gone missing for a while. A few weeks ago my hubby and I went to New York to celebrate our secound year wedding anniversary, that is why I have not done a post in a few weeks. Anyways summer is my favorite time of year, because of the bright nail polish colors and I love doing tropical nail designs, and I realized that summer is going by super fast, so I thought it is time to create some tropical nail designs before summer is over.  

Topical Sunset Nail Design  
  Topical Sunset Nail Design 

Here are the nail polishes, nail art tools, and a lot of acrylic paint, that are used to create this tropical nail design:

Base and top coat - CND Stickey Base Coat and Revlon Extra Life No Chip top coat.

Nail polishes- Aloha from OPI (as your base color), and Sally Hansen- Hard as Nails- Black Heart (for the tips of the nails or the land.) 

Acrylic paint- white, black, yellow, red, and blue.

Nail art tools- fan brush, two small detail brushes, and a very small detail brush.

Other- small jar or cup with water in it for cleaning up nail art brushes, and a paint palette for mixing paints. 

This design I actually create last year when I was in between jobs and school (I was bored), and decided that I finally need to create this on my own nails.

Practice design that I created over a year ago.

Let's start this tropical nail design to get away from it all! 

 Topical Sunset Nail Design

Start off with a thin layer of base coat (CND Stickey base coat) to protect your nails.

For all of your nails, polish them with a coral color (Aloha from OPI), even the middle and ring finger nails need to have a polish as your base color, even though all of the design will be done with acrylic paint. 

As stated above this whole tropical design will be done with acrylic paint, and their is a lot of mixing of colors for this design. 

For the sky you will need four colors starting from the top a red, then dark orange, light orange and yellow. 

For the ocean you will need a dark blue, medium color blue, and a light blue, along with white for the waves. 

We will star off with the sky, for this you will need a fan brush to blend the colors together. First dip your fan brush into the red and the dark orange (I did two colors at a time) then brush that onto the nails until it is blended the way you like. Then on a clean fan brush add the light orange and yellow, then brush that on until it is blended, you may need to go over this a few time until you have it the way you like.  

Topical Sunset Nail Design  

Once you have the sky the way you like we will go on to the ocean. With a thin detail brush draw a blue line about half way down the nail near the tip. Then fill that in with the dark blue paint, then with a medium blue start to make the water like it has small waves in it, then add white paint to make the water look even more like waves. With this their is a a lot of trial and error, you just sometimes have to keep going over it to make the water look like it has small waves in it. I actually like how the water turned out better on the practice one, because the water looks more like it has waves in it. 

Next we will create the land, with a thin detail brush with black paint on it, draw a line near  the tip of the nail and then fill that in. I suggest going over this with black nail polish because acrylic paint that is on the tips of the nails tend to rub off even with a top coat applied.    

 Topical Sunset Nail Design

Then on to the palm trees. On the middle finger nail we will make one palm tree, and on the ring finger nail we will make two palm trees, a tall and a short one. For all of the trees, with a thin detail brush make a long line for the tree trunks, that are all different lengths. 

Then for the branches make just a few curved lines for that part, like for example on the palm tree on the middle finger nail I made six different curved lines. 

For the leaves this has a lot of small detail, so you will need a very tiny brush. On the curved branches make very small lines to make the leaves look like palm leaves, do this on all of the branches. 

Last but not least, we will add the sun for the sunset. First we will make the sun with white paint, make a half circle on each nail and fill that in with white paint, then go over that with yellow paint. With the yellow, paint around the sun to give it a glow, and for an added touch you can add a little more yellow to the sky. 

Topical Sunset Nail Design   
 Topical Sunset Nail Design

Once you have your tropical design the way you like, apply a top coat to seal in your nails and to help them last through your tropical vacation or if you are just dreaming of going on a tropical vacation, like me it will help your nails to last too.

Hope you enjoyed this tropical get away/ nail design!

See you next time for more nail fun!