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Nail Art: Pineapple Manicure

Pineapple Nail Art The Daily VarnishEvery Wednesday I go to a local farmer’s market. There’s nothing fancy about the market but it’s one of my favorite weekly chores.

Being that it’s July my farmer’s market trips almost always include a pineapple. And therefore it’s only logical that I rock some pineapples on my nails.

This manicure was really easy to do. I started by using essie First Timer on the nails I was going to add pineapples to.

For the pineapple nails I started off with SinfulColors Snow Me White. Then, using SinfulColors Unicorn and a large dotting tool I created an oval, yellow shape for the base of the pineapple. Then using a nail art brush and First Timer I added the leaves. After I let that dry I used CoverGirl Perfect Penny to give the pineapple some texture and the manicure just a little sparkle.

I let the pineapples dry for about half an hour before topping the pineapple nails with Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat.

This was such a fun, summer manicure. The cashier at the farmer’s market even commented on my nails!

There are more swatches under the jump.


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Review: Amazon 5 Piece Dotting Tool Set

Amazon 5 Piece Dotting Tool Set Review Back in April I ordered this 5 piece dotting tool set from Amazon for $1.79 (with free shipping!). The reviews on Amazon were overwhelmingly positive and I figured for less than $2 I’d take a change on these dotting tools. I’ve done so many manicure with these dotting tools over the last several months and I […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: deborah lippmann Autumn Polka Dots

deborah lippmann fall polka dot nail art Ok, look, I know. It is (literally) a hundred degrees outside right now. And yes, I’m talking about an autumn appropriate manicure. But the deborah lippmann fall 2015 ROAR collection has got me dreaming of boots and sweaters and college football and dark nail polish and it’s just not good. But anyhow. I do really […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Scattered Polka Dot Manicure

Scattered Polka Dot Nail Art I love this manicure SO MUCH! essie Chillato was the definite stand out to me from the essie Peach Side Babe collection. That being said I wanted to wear Chillato but I also wanted to use my (not so new anymore…) dotting tools. essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low is the perfect complement to Chillato. The […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Floating Neon Polka Dots

Floating Neon Polka Dot Nail Art Oh hey. It’s Alli. Back with another manicure that involves polka dots! I’ve always had a thing for polka dots but ever since I ordered a new set of dotting tools from Amazon I’ve been going a bit polka dot crazy. For this manicure I really wanted the polka dots to look like they were […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Gray Polka Dot Manicure

Gray Polka Dot Nail Art It’s no secret I’m totally swooning over Orly Key Lime Twist. Because of that Key Lime Twist has spent a lot of time on my nails. But, I got a new set of dotting tools and I was itching to give them a go. And that’s how this manicure happened. Because Key Lime Twist is […] Continue reading →

Nailspiration: Flash Tattoos

Nailspiration Flash Tattoos The Daily Varnish Flash tattoos. The trend now that the weather is getting warmer that I can’t seem to get away from! While I like the idea of flash tattoos they’re not exactly practical for everyday life. So I decided to take the idea of flash tattoos and turn it into a manicure. Most of the flash tattoo […] Continue reading →