Updated: Aug 6, 2019
I have always loved this design inspired from Instagram's @kt_tk1 so I decided it is times to recreate it. This design is super fun and great for summer. One of my favorite things is that you can change the color you use to make it your own. This is a simple design I think that anyone can do.
For this design, I used striping tape, a small nail art brush and the following polishes:
Black: Mica “Black”,
Turquoise: Color Club “Age of Aquarius”
White: Sally Hansen “White On”
and, of course, my current favorite quick dry top coat Seche Vite.
First, I painted the two accent nails white and applied a layer of top coat. I did this first to allow it to have time to dry since I was adding striping tape next. I painted the other nails with the Color Club polish, one coat would work but I always feel better with two coats. After about ten or so minute, the accent fingers were dry and it was time for striping tape. I put the three pieces of tape on each nail. It is important to make sure the tape is completely down and not lifting at any part. If there is lifting, the polish can bleed and your lines won't come out straight or clean. I part closest to the cuticle while not painting past the last piece of tape. If you don't have that much trust in you painting skills, you could always get a piece of scotch tape and over lap it with the last piece of striping tape to cover the tip.
After I painted the turquoise, I quickly removed the striping tape. This is another key process when using tape of vinyls. If you do not remove the tape quick enough, the polish could dry and not remove cleanly.
I allowed that to dry for a few minutes before starting the palm trees. For the palm trees, I used a small nail art brush and free-handed each one. First a drew the trunk of the tree and the center of the leaves. For each palm leaf, I took the brush and and did small brush strokes on each side of the center I outlined. When using black polish, I like to allow it a little more time to dry before adding a top coat since the colors could run. I waited about five minutes and then sealed it all of with a quick dry top coat.
Tell me what you think!