nails | banana nail art

I think I'm becoming a little obsessed with fruit themed nails.. 

I have a soft spot for novelty nail art so when I saw banana nails on WAH well I just had to try them myself! here's how I painted mine..

I've used one of my favourite barry m gelly polishes called rose hip as my base colour (a perfect pale pink!) leave to dry and then use a yellow nail art pen to draw a banana shape.  it looks fairly blah at this stage but the black outline transforms this design... bear with it.

I found outlining the sides in one long stroke is the easiest way to keep the shape neat, just close the ends to finish the outline. 

for clean lines I recommend a striping brush ..and elbows on a table to keep your hands steady! 

to finish use the brush to add a few lines over the body of the banana shape for detail. don't forget to slather them with top coat.. we don't want to chip these puppies!

do you like them? do you have any suggestions for new tutorials.. I'm thinking pineapples next? (I love a theme)

caroline x

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