Funky Pineapple Nails

As a flute teacher, I have to be inventive while teaching my students. One of the rhythms that has been somewhat problematic for them is the one with an 8th note followed by two 16th notes, so to try to help them out, I tell them to think of saying the word “pineapple,” emphasizing the “pine” part so that they hold that syllable a little longer. It was only a matter of time for me to do nails based on the fruit, seeing as I end up saying “pineapple” during the day quite a bit!

I decided to swatch this bright shimmery yellow polish from Sally Hansen’s HD collection called Lite. You’ll see that I ended up changing the colors on two of my nails after taking this photo, but I have a goal of trying to get swatch photos of all of my polishes. I think it’s going to take awhile, though!


2 coats of Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Nail Color in 05 Lite were applied for the perfect shimmery canary yellow shade here.

I ended up removing the polish from my index finger and my ring finger and substituted Wrapped in Ribbon by Finger Paints (a gold glitter) and Coconut Milk by Dimension Nails (a white cream) on each nail, respectively. I kind of like the look of different colors on different nails that fit into a bigger theme.

The Tropical Punch L002 plate from Born Pretty Store was used for the artwork in this manicure. I used the funky squiggles from the bottom right corner with black stamping polish from Ya Qin An for my middle finger and made a pineapple decal with the image directly above it.


I picked brown stamping polish from Born Pretty (color #15) to outline the pineapple, then I used Wrapped in Ribbon to color it with gold glitter before transferring it to my index finger. I added Only Gold for Me from Sephora by OPI (a glitter topper with chunky and small hexagonal glitters) around the pineapple for fun.


While it’s not necessarily the most intricate of designs, it has a fun and funky look!


Combined with the Coconut Milk polish, I’m in the mood for a piña colada!


Too bad the chances are high that my students still will forget how to play that rhythm, though!

Happy polishing!

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