Good afternoon, everybody! Today’s prompt for the CYNA All Things Blue theme is ‘Windy Weather’ and is probably the prompt that I was most excited about. My original idea was to have a cloud-guy blowing air across my nails, but after Googling ‘wind’ to get an image reference, I saw a tree with its leaves being blown off and the thought “I’m a leaf on the wind” immediately came to mind. I sort of froze and had a “wow, I’m stupid” moment, and decided to take this nail art in a slightly nerdier direction. I know it’s not strictly windy weather, but it’s close enough! So, Firefly/Serenity nail art!
Once I started thinking about this idea, I realized I also have Lucky 13 Lacquer A Leaf on the Wind. It was one of my earliest indie purchases, actually, and I got sort of excited to wear it for a challenge that fits it so well. It’s a pretty sky blue polish with silver microglitters and small light green hexagon glitters. I love it because it incorporates two of my favorite colors without being too in-your-face. It was also good in 2 coats and despite sitting on my shelf for the year or so, I didn’t have to fish for glitters (which is a plus in my book because I didn’t even shake the bottle well). I used Kleancolor Black and China Glaze Gaga for Green for art itself.
I almost made an attempt at adding Serenity to one of the nails, but then I looked at the two nails I had done, and I thought it would be a good idea to leave it as is (no pun intended). In my opinion it’s a fantastic follow-up message to the autism awareness prompt from yesterday. Plus I like the simplicity of it.
And just to show A Leaf on the Wind on its own, here are some swatch photos!
Seriously though, I like this mani so much that I think I’m going to wear it for a few days. What a great way to finish off a challenge!