I recently saw this design by All Lacquered Up and wanted to replicate it in autumn colors.
Autumn is my favorite season. I’m lucky to live in New England, where the changing foliage is stunning and dramatic. Even on my daily commute to and from work over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed the previously green trees turning gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, red, and russet. I love the crisp bite to the morning air. Apples are my favorite fruit, caramel my favorite candy, and Halloween my favorite holiday. And the fall collections of nail polish are some of my favorite colors!
Textured nails are THE trend for 2013, and I was dying to use my new fall colors, so I pulled together this simple design for this week’s challenge. I know I just did dots, but I like how they look and I’m getting better at putting them in straight lines each time I do them.
Sorry for this post being so late! I’m still visiting my mother, and while I did this mani on Sunday, I just haven’t gotten around to posting. Something about being on vacation makes me so lazy…
Such an appropriate theme for this week! And while that wasn’t our thought when we planned this challenge (rainbow is one of the themes from the 31-day challenged Becca and I used as a template), this little bit of serendipity makes me smile. Hooray for another step for equality! If only the Voter Protection Act decision had been equally on target. *sigh*
Okay, back to nails.
Now that I’m into manicures, I polish my nails two or three times a week, mostly to avoid grading tests. Usually I just do a simple mani of a single color, but a couple of days ago I wanted to do something more exciting.
I used Zoya Angelina, a rich, cool-toned brown, China Glaze Keep Calm Paint On, a pistachio green with a subtle shimmer, and CG Pink-e Promise, a petal pink that looks much brighter in person than in the picture. I made the dots with a dotting tool.
I love this mani so much. The only reason I took it off was because all the Zoyas I purchased in the 50% off sale arrived and I couldn’t hold out. But I really love how this design came out; it reminds me of the oxford shoes I wore in grade school — not that I enjoyed grade school or those shoes, but I like the pattern on my nails!