If I were trying to improve my search results I'd probably call this post "tropical flower nail art" or something, but honestly, once these were done, all I could think of was a big, sandal-wearing, frozen daiquiri drinking, Hawaiian flower-print shirt.
I really didn't have a plan when I started these--I just laid down a base of Deborah Lippmann Human Nature and then went to town with the acrylic paints. So, note to self, next time I decide to wing it, maybe start with a less precious polish? Just saying.
I did some vines and leaves as a backdrop for the flowers, which came out awesomely aqua blue. I reeeeally liked the shading and highlighting I got on the petals. Then more leaves happened, and there were swooshes of yellow that may or may not have been bananas...I kept telling myself to stop, but then I kept not stopping, and yet somehow I wound up with something that wasn't a total mess--something I really, really liked a lot!
Hopefully I'll be able to recreate something similar when I'm back from my trip in another week or so because these were a ton of fun to do, and I'd love to be able to sport a full mani of these for a couple of days when I have time to relax and enjoy them. Preferably with frozen daiquiri in hand.