The Digital Dozen Does My Home – Jacarandas in Pretoria

Painted Fingertips | Jacaranda flower nail art - macro

Hi everyone!

As I mentioned in my snowy Minnesota home post earlier this week, I’m at an out-of-town conference this week so I wasn’t able to do all 5 Digital Dozen manicures for the ‘my home’ theme. This is the second one I was able to finish, and it’s for my childhood home. I grew up and spent most of the first 2 decades of my life in Pretoria, South Africa. Pretoria is known as the Jacaranda City for its many streets lined with Jacaranda trees.

Painted Fingertips | Jacaranda flower nail art

Around October every year, the trees begin to flower and are covered with gorgeous purple bell-shaped blossoms. They are beautiful and of course, since these come into bloom just before exam time, it’s considered good luck if one falls on your head!

Painted Fingertips | Jacaranda flower nail art

To get this look, I started off with a base of Fancy Gloss Emerald Pixie. I thought it would do a good job of evoking the tiny leaves with sun shining through them! At first, I had intended to do larger, more realistic flowers, but that didn’t work so well, so I went for a Jacaranda print instead.

Painted Fingertips | Jacaranda flower nail art - macro

I painted the flowers using acrylic paints. I think I did a decent job of making these look like Jacarandas!    Painted Fingertips | Jacaranda flower nail art

What do you think of this fun floral look?

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