In order to paint palm trees on your nails, you will need the following: white matte base nail polish and a variety of other colors. You will need toothpicks, if you do not have fine brushes in your polish. After you have manicured your nails and applied a base coat, apply a matte coat to the clean and dry nails. Apply two coats of the white. Use your darkest color to draw the base of the leaf pattern. All of the other leaves/branches will form from this framework. Draw it from the cuticle out to the tip and draw one branch. Then, with the colors you have chosen, make two stripes of each color. You should be working from darkest to light. You can add sparkles, if you like. Allow it to dry. Add a top coat, when it dries.