DIY Nail Art: Get Tropical With This Pineapple-Inspired Manicure

07/16/2012 08:33 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012
  • Dana Oliver Executive Fashion And Beauty Editor, The Huffington Post

When classic stripes, polka dots and floral prints aren't enough, fashion designers have gone tropical with collections full of apples, oranges, strawberries, lemons and cherries. We think it's kind of sweet (ha!) when scene-stealers like Tilda Swinton, Eva Mendes and Anna Dello Russo (pictured below) wear their daily fruit servings. Plus, the trend has taken over nails, too.

Danielle and Jenny of the blog Polish You Pretty created this bright mani inspired by their favorite juicy and edible plant. The rinds and leaves look almost lifelike thanks to clever, yet simple nail polish layering. Follow the girls' instructions below on how to recreate this yummy and fun DIY nail art:

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Photos: Anna Dello Russo at Peter Lindbergh's Portofino in Milan, Getty Images; China Glaze Happy Go Lucky; Joe Fresh Orange Sorbet; Essie Mojito Madness; CND Green Scene; Polish You Pretty's pineapple express DIY nail art.

Step 1: Apply a base coat, then paint nails with two coats of China Glaze Happy Go Lucky (a bright yellow).
Step 2: Once dry, create a scallop design ("U" like shapes in an alternating pattern) using a nail art brush/bobby pin and Joe Fresh Pineapple (a vibrant orange, similar shade here and here). Leave the top 1/4 of the nail blank.
Step 3: Paint four to five triangle leaves coming from the base of the nail in CND Green Scene (Tip: It may be easier to line the base first with the green shade so you’re cuticles stay intact). Then brush on a few lines of Essie Mojito Madness (a lime green) to add depth to the pineapple.
Step 4: Finish with a good top coat to seal the design and prevent chipped nails.

What do you think about this pineapple-inspired manicure? Would you wear it? Tell us in the comments section.

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