This is my 50th post!! Whoo!! I'm the kind of person that tends to start projects then abandon them after a week or two, so 50 posts is kind of a big accomplishment for me!
To reward myself for my "dedication", I bought myself a bottle of polish and my first-ever wheel of studs from Claire's, both of which will be showing up here soon.
Anyways. The weather is getting colder, and I've switched to my winter boots , fuzzy socks, and warm drinks. It's really feeling like fall now (although we've had some weird warm days) and so I had to do some fall nail art.
This design was inspired by Robin Moses' "Tree of Life" nail art (link), but I changed up the colors to make it look more fall-y. And I kind of made it more clumsy-looking... because nobody can do nails like Robin Moses.
I started with a base of Nails Inc Kensington Place (see my swatches/review here), then added the tree trunks with brown acrylic paint and a thin nail art brush. Next, I added the leaves of the trees with more acrylic paints, using a dotting motion and a small detailing brush. Finally I sealed the design off with Seche Vite.
I applied the top coat too soon, because I forgot acrylic paint dries more slowly than nail polish (especially in when you accidentally put big globs like I did) so it the colors of the leaves kind of washed down the gray base color. I decided to leave it as it was because I actually kind of liked the effect. Whoo, happy accidents!
And of course, I had to add some Fairy Dust to it, because I'm crazily addicted to it.
And maybe this is just my addiction speaking, but I think it looks all pretty and mysterious, kind of like snow falling between the trees.
Have you started with the knitted sweaters/hot chocolate/leather boots yet?
Thanks for reading
& be sure to let me know what you think of this design!