Friday, July 6, 2012

Palm Tree Nail Art | Step by Step

1. Apply your base all over color, allow to dry for a minute between coats and before starting art.

2. Make the trunk by using your brush to make to small lines next to each other.  Each line slightly curves away from the other.

3. Add a leaf using a thin brush stoke that tapers off at the end.  Fill in with two more leaves on each side and one just off center.

4. Slightly overlap the dark green with a lighter shade near the center of the leaves, not entirely, just to give the leaves two tones.

5. Brush on a coat of glitter at the base of the tree for your sand and you are done.

If you like nail art try this super easy tribal pattern.  Look through my entire nail polish tab for other manicure how to's and tips. 

The Summer Beauty Series has been fun!  See all the DIY's and tips here.

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  1. Ahhh!! So cute!! Thanks for the step-by-step!

    1. Thanks jennie, loved your glitter addition to the gradient mani.

  2. Adorable! Makes me want to be somewhere tropical!

  3. how cute!! you are so talented! mine would never look that good!

  4. Sooo cute!! I wish I was at the beach ;)

  5. now if only we had a beach to go with this heat! its super cute :)

  6. I wish I was on the beach too, real palm trees are much better!!! xoxo

  7. Oh wow - how cute! Thanks for the tutorial :)

  8. This is too cute! I love palm trees!