Monday, 12 February 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: leaves

Heeeeey so my post for leaves is a little (read a week) late, but I have a reason other than laziness this time. BF's father has been ill and has subsequently passed away, so it's been a stressful time. I was hoping to do my Valentine's day mani on Friday, but the funeral was on Friday, so no nails. And I feel like it would be cheating doing it now. I did wear red polish with a holo top coat if that counts?

Back to leaves, I started with two coats of Hean City Fashion 193 on my pinky and thumb, the rest of my nails has two coats of CF white. I then placed some falling pines vinyls from becauseishop on my mat, painted a line of Tip Top liquid envy, TT mango tango and CF 193 across the vinyl and used a fan brush to blend (look at me sounding all fancy) the polishes.
I then removed the vinyl and painted a coat of clear polish over the design and waited for it to dry. I then peeled it off my mat and used my stamper to place it. This was more autumny than I intended, but people at least got what it was. Except BF, he asked why do I have KOI on my fingers...
courtesy of Google
Just in case you needed to know what koi looks like.
So I don't think my leaves look like fish, but I kinda see it. I guess. If anything I was hoping for more green to show through, but there is a hint here and there.
What do you think? I initially thought the falling pines was more tree-ish but it definitely doubles as leaves. So is this leafy enough?

Thanks for stopping by.

3 comments:

  1. Condolences to you and yours...((hugs))

    Your mani looks amazing BTW!! That Becauseishop really knocks out some pretty stuff to work with! I must go grab myself a million things!!!! :)
    *giggle*

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    1. Thanks B.

      I know right! You should totally go check it out. ;)

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss...

    Your nails look great! And koi? Koi?! That missing leg of the second X sure has a lot of genes on it that guys are missing ;)

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