• Kerstin Valencia

Pineapples!

As some of you know, I am not the most talented when it comes to freehand designs. Take a look at the post in my freehand category and you can see what I mean. But despite that, I love practicing. To get in the feel of summer, I wanted to do some free hand pineapples! the concept of it is very simple but actually painting the little lines is harder than you expect. Especially with polish. Gel is usually a little bit easier to do nail art with because you have to cure it. Polish will start to dry the second you put it on the brush making it so that you have to work pretty quickly!

Continue reading to see how I made this design!


For this design I used, a small nail art brush, a large dotting tool and the following polish

And of course, my favorite quick dry top coat by SuperChic Lacquer.


How To:


First, I started with three layers of Mad about Marley. This polish is very sheer even for how dark it is. It looks almost like a jelly polish. even with the three coats of polish you can still see through to my natural nail. I topped this off with a layer of quick dry top coat before moving on to the pineapples.


Next for the pineapples, I first took the small nail art brush and Trees Please to make a crown shape for the leaves. I did this step first so that I can just covered the edge with the rest of the pineapple instead of trying to make a straight edge. ( work smarter not hard :) Next, I took the dotting tool and Rum Running made a small oval by moving the tool a little up after the initial placement. At this point, its starting to actually look like a pineapple! again, using the nail art brush and Nouveau Vintage to outline the oval and make the criss cross lines.

I gave the pineapples a few minutes to dry to prevent smearing when I applied the top coat.


It you liked this tutorial, please share or like my post in my instagram page! let me know what you think!


-XOXO,



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