Fall in Florida-autumn leaves nail art

Since fall is coming to a close–and has most definitely given way to winter here in northern England–I thought that I would post one more autumn look.  An extremely simple stamping job, originally done for the CYNA Halloween challenge but never posted.  The theme was leaves and missing home as I am, I decided to put a Florida spin on it.

Back where I live in Florida, we don’t get much of a fall.  The leaves tend to go straight from green to brown to gone, with only the occasional red or yellow making an appearance.  So I used a green holo base color and stamped some brown leaves on top.  But I apparently forgot to take note of what polishes I used, so I’m not quite sure what I’ve got here.  I am almost positive that the green holo is Different Dimension Imperium Sine Fine and the brown is Zoya Louise, but who knows?

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It’s kind of boring but, well, so is fall in central Florida.  So it’s fitting, right? 🙂

Florida vacation – Lacquer Legion ‘On Holiday’ theme

I can’t exactly hashtag a blog post (can I?), but I wanted to post a few more pictures of my mani for this month’s theme for The Lacquer Legion.  Beach nails are probably the first thing that most people think of when they think of ‘on holiday’ and I’m no exception.  I live in Florida, a state surrounded by water on three sides, of course I’m going to think of the beach!  But I didn’t want to be completely obvious.  And so I also considered the other side of Florida vacations: amusement parks.  Because I couldn’t choose between the two ideas, I did both.  Maybe not what some people would think of for an ‘on holiday’ theme, but I think the combo is okay because the holidays of my childhood were always spent at either the beach or at one of the parks in Orlando.  Why would we need to travel anywhere when we live an hour and a half away from the happiest place on Earth?

Anyway, my right hand became the beach hand and my left was Disney World and Universal Studios themed.

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So beach hand has a beach ball, sandcastle,  a palm tree, and a couple of scenes where waves are hitting the sand.  The best of the Sunshine State, right?  Well, I personally hate the beach so I appreciated the Disney/Universal nails more (even though they didn’t turn out quite as good).  For the Disney nails, I’ve got Mickey Mouse ears, the spinning teacups from the Alice in Wonderland ride, and, on the thumb, Dumbo from the ever-so-exhilarating flying elephant ride.  And for the Universal Studios nails I’ve got an attempt at the logo and a nod to the iconic Jaws ride.

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Well, these are a nice little tribute to the holidays of my childhood, so I suppose they’re a success in that way.  And they’re a good lead-in to the real challenge–the 31 Day Challenge–which starts tomorrow for me.  I’m nervous, but really excited to start this thing!  Again, here’s a refresher of the challenges I’m going to do: