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This Tropical Nail Art DIY Was Inspired by a Sweatshirt!

Jun 7 2014 - 1:00pm

Sometimes the hardest part of an at-home manicure is finding the perfect design. With countless online outlets, the possibilities are endless. Occasionally, though, we may also be influenced by our surroundings. For Taryn Multack, the blogger behind Miss Ladyfinger [1], inspiration comes from within her closet! Check out how to re-create her tropical sweatshirt-themed nails.

If there's one staple item that straddles the line of excessiveness in my closet, it's the pullover sweatshirt. Never have I met a creature of warmth that lends itself so easily to fashion. And on a breezy day like today, this sweatshirt is perfection. With just a push-up of the sleeve, a statement necklace, or even an iconic print — you have the making of an outfit that will get you from a cool summer day into night. Pair it with a skirt or your favorite ripped jeans and sandals for the perfect beginning-of-summer outfit.

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Step 1

Start by applying a couple coats of white polish.

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Step 2

Using a green nail art striper, create the stems of the palm fronds going in different directions.

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Step 3

From there, feather out the leaves from each frond.

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Step 4

With white polish and a dotter tool layer little flowers on top of the palm fronds.

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Step 5

Dot the center of the flowers with light pink polish.

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Step 6

Finally, top it off with top coat!

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