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.


  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!!!! :)

    1. Thanks B.

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

  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 ;)

    1. Thanks Joyce.

      And you preaching to choir sister!


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