It’s day 2 of the Digital Dozen does Tropical! I’m really enjoying this theme. I’ve managed to get all 5 looks for the week done and I like all of them, I hope you will too! I already shared a tropical floral look yesterday, and today I’ve got some pineapple nails. I was thinking about different fruits that I could use for the tropical theme and my mind got stuck on pineapples. When I think of pineapple nail art, I always think of Sarah from 25Sweetpeas who is a big fan of pineapples and has done several fun nail arts featuring them. Of course I turned to a few of her past looks for inspiration!
I was loosely inspired by 2 of Sarah’s pineapple looks, this one that featured a mixture of white and turquoise backgrounds and glitter, and this one that had the gold accent pineapple. My final look doesn’t really look like either of them, but I drew from the elements of each as I was deciding how to compose this nail art.
There are a lot of different things going on, so I decided to share several macros with you as I couldn’t settle on just one nail! First of all, for the turquoise topped with gold leaf, I started with a base of Supermoon Party Monarch. I topped it with a coat of Elevation Hidden Falls.
For the dotted nails, I started with a base of KBShimmer Up to Snow Good and then used a dotting tool to carefully apply dots of Essence Party in a Bottle. I really like the way the glitter dots look, I need to do more glitter dotticures!
Finally, for the pineapple, I started with a base of KBShimmer Up to Snow Good and then painted the pineapple using Tip Top Gold Mine. This actually turned out to be my least favourite part of the look; I should have been more careful with the pineapple. Still, it brought the whole look together effectively.
Once I was finished with this look, the stylised pineapple along with the turquoise, gold and off-white shades really reminded me of art deco. I liked how I could use this type of ornate style to still represent a tropical subject!
Which is your favourite element in this nail art?