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? 🙂

OMD3 Day 11-Leaves

Cutting it a little close tonight!  I really wanted to post on time (for my time zone), so I kept today’s nail art extraordinarily simple: a leafy vine crawling across my nails.  My background is LynBDesigns Fishing With No Bait, and my vine and leaves were made with OPI A-Piers to be Tan, China Glaze Gaga for Green, and SquareHue Leblon.

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I don’t really have much to say about this one.  I like it, but there’s not a lot to it 😛



CYNA All Things Blue challenge, Day 3-Windy Weather

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.

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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!

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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!

Challenge Your Nail Art Fall-ing for Nail Art theme, Day 1-Fall leaves and trees

Finally November’s Challenge Your Nail Art challenge is here!  I don’t particularly like doing fall nail art, but CYNA generally gets my creative juices flowing and makes the experience enjoyable.  I’ve been so reluctant to do nail art lately that I was really looking forward to this challenge to provide inspiration and motivation to do something fun and interesting.

Well, today’s nail art may not be entirely unique, but it’s something that I haven’t tried.  At least not like this.  (I say that a lot, don’t I?)

My last post was my cherry blossom nails, and I took that idea and carried it over here for my fall tree.  And then I added some leaves on my other nails, which is something I’ve never really done (because I know I am incapable of producing leaves that actually look like leaves on paper).

Anyway, my base colors were Barry M Paprika and Essie Limo-scene.  My leaves were made with Kleancolor Tangerine Burst, Revlon Parfumerie Sunlit Grass, Zoya Louise, Kleancolor Red.  The tree trunk was OPI A-Piers to be Tan.  That started out as a failed attempt at stamping, by the way.  It didn’t transfer well and was extremely crooked, so I painted over it. Stamps hate me. 😛

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The tree didn’t turn out quite like I wanted, but I like it and would still say that I’m starting the challenge off with some nice nail art.  I am especially proud of the yellow leaf on my index finger and the orange one on my pinky.  My inability to draw leaves seems to have been somewhat negated by the addition of nail polish. 🙂

Tomorrow is going to be a real challenge though.  Fall food.  I have lofty ambitions, so we’ll see how that goes!