Hello my beautiful friends. I am so excited about today’s blog post, because I just made another mani inspired by a pattern. A few days ago, I created a board on Pinterest called Prints and Patterns. I just love pinning all the inspirational pictures there, and then when I can’t decide on my mani, I browse though the board and pick a design to recreate. Today’s tropical nails are inspired by a beautiful pink and purple pattern with palm leaves and tropical flowers. I am not sure of the original source of it, but I believe it’s one of the Victoria’s Secret Pink patterns.
I had so much fun making these colorful tropical nails! These colors work so well together and the design just screams Summer! I started with a beautiful dark purple base. This is KIKO no. 291. I picked up this color a long time ago, but never had a chance to use it. I think it’s pretty close to the color in the pattern. The application was very smooth. I needed 2 thin layers (but you could get away with 1 layer for a full opacity as well).
My second step for this mani was to paint the palm tree leaves. I used my beautiful Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac. I love Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear. I only have a few polishes from that range, but they are all exceptionally good. I painted the leaves with a thin nail art brush and let it dry before making the hibiscus flowers.
Once the palm tree leaves were dry, I started making the flowers. First, I painted a pink base using China Glaze Bottoms Up. It’s a gorgeous, bright pink and because it’s quite opaque it was very easy to paint the flowers over a dark base. I just made random flower shapes with five petals. Then I took a dark pink from a brand called Max to make the insides of the hibiscus flowers. I don’t even know what this color is called, because it’s just a random brand I bought a long time ago. Then I added a bit of purple shading with the same KIKO shade as the base and finally made the very insides black.
Then I took a white and a neon yellow nail polish and made the pretty insides of the flowers. I love hibiscus flowers! They always remind me of something tropical and I think they are one of the most beautiful flowers ever! I hope one day I get to see those gorgeous flowers in real life ;) The little yellow dots are very tiny in real life, so I used the tip of my thin nail art brush to dot them over.
I am going to spam you with just one more picture of these cute tropical nails. I just couldn’t stop taking pictures of this mani. And they all came out so good, so I couldn’t decide on just a few. They all had to make it to this post ;)
What do you guys think of these tropical nails with pretty hibiscus flowers? Do hibiscus flowers also remind you of summer? :) Please let me know in the comments below and have a wonderful day/evening!
Lots of kisses, Paulina Xx