01 August 2013

Hawaiian Shirt Nails

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.

blue hawaiian flower nails

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.

blue hawaiian flower nails

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.

14 comments:

  1. So gorgeous Elizabeth!! The shading and highlighting is beautiful!! Normally when I tell myself to stop and proceed anyway things end badly haha. Glad it worked out really well for you though!! :)

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  2. I love how your flowers turned out!

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  3. You SHOULD love it a lot - it's so gorgeous!!

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  4. It is beautiful and so intricate! :D Nice nice random manicure!

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  5. You really nailed the Hawaiian shirt look! I love the way these turned out!

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  6. Beautiful Hawaiian flowers! :-) Perfect manicure! :-)

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  7. These are just gorgeous! Love the organic look the leaves add.

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  8. Looks amazing! I think my dad actually has a shirt similar to this!

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  9. this is so fun and looks exactly like a hawaiian shirt! love it!

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  10. This looks so amazing! You always make me want to practice more on my pro painting skills haha =)

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