Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Falling Forward Nail Art Challenge - Leaves

Almost done with the Falling Forward Nail Art Challenge! This has gotten me pretty excited for the fall season, and it definitely helped that Florida got somewhat of a cool front too. Now I'm ready for open window weather, pumpkin flavored everything, and especially Halloween! We don't get too many trees that change color down here, but I tried to do some nail art inspired by fallen leaves.

I know, I know. They don't look too terribly like leaves. I suppose my excuse is that I never get to see piles of autumn leaves in Florida! I've never even been out of state in fall or winter either. I was going to just put one big leaf on each nail in a different color, but I decided to try the leaf pile. 

I think they turned out alright. I used a very fine brush with my "normal" polishes instead of my nail art polishes, though I used a couple nail art polishes to add a little sparkle. I made them shaped like 3 or 5-pointed leaves and added some dots to also make it sort of like a gradient.

I used: Spoiled Designated Driver, Sinful Colors Nirvana, Zoya Sharon, Zoya Jacqueline, Max Makeup Cherimoya Copper and Gold Glitz
I started off with two coats of Jacqueline as my base, and then started adding leafy shapes toward the tip of the nails in Designated Driver, Nirvana, and Sharon. I then just added a bit of Copper and Gold Glitz here and there for a little sparkle and shine!

They may not look too much like leaves, but it does remind me of autumn, and the colors make me think of Thanksgiving especially. Since I did somewhat of a pseudo-gradient here, I guess I'm almost ready for the final challenge: Friday's gradient/ombre challenge! 

Don't forget to see how these other blogs took on the Leaf challenge!


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