#MonthlyMani: Graphic Pineapple Print


I'm taking part again this month in the #MonthlyMani linkup hosted by Delightfully, Kristi. The theme chosen was "summer picnic" so I went with my favorite summer food- pineapples!

I've always loved painting my nails and making nail art, but I'm still feeling really inadequate when it comes to documenting these DIY manis. It can be really awkward to take a picture of your own hand not to mention nearly impossible to capture the actual process. It's times like these I realize I need an assistant. And a photographer. And probably a life coach. ;)

Anyway, here's my take on a fruity summer picnic mani...


First, I applied my base colors. I'm pretty obsessed with black or white nail polish as a base for nail art. I think they help to make everything look graphic and chic. Either color would work great with this design, but I opted for black, using it on most of my nails. I then added a couple yellow accent nails to serve as my "pineapple" nails.



I used a paintbrush to add crossing stripes on the accent nails. If you feel really shaky (pun intended) with making freehand stripes, you could use nail stripe tape, but I don't mind the organic/imperfect quality here. Pineapples have texture, so I think it works. :)



Then I added a green tip for the... leaves? Do pineapples have leaves? Anyway, I just swiped the nail polish across the top, but again, you could easily tape off that portion before painting if you prefer.



What do you think? Am I ready for a summer picnic?


Want some more DIY mani ideas? Check out what the other bloggers came up with!

Kristi from Delightfully Kristi

Justine from The Thrifty Girl’s Guide

Kate from Into the Stratosphere

Melissa from The Fashion Huntress

Natalie from Being Mrs. Olson