I started off with my nails like this. My ring finger is a gradient of Pool Party from China Glaze and Watermelon from Essie for the sunset and Blue-Away from Sally Hansen and Ogre-the-Top Blue From OPI for the water. The sand of the island is real sand from the beach near my house here in Canada. I made the palm tree with a black striper. The rest of my nails were a gradient of Pool Party and Watermelon.
A sort of foggy looking photo underwater at Waikiki beach in Oahu.
After about 5 days in Hawaii, I changed up my design. I used Pool Party and Watermelon, as well as adding in some black and white stripers. On my thumb I wrote "aloha", which has three meanings: hello; goodbye; and I love you. I was going for "hello". On my ring finger, I wrote "shaka". Shaka means "hang loose" or "good vibes".
This is a catamaran on Waikiki beach.
This is surfboard rentals on Waikiki beach.
And a sunset at the Polynesian Cultural Centre.
And finally, a photo from snorkeling at Hanauma Bay.