I know, Autumn is way over, and most of the country is shivering under sleet and snow.. and it's even cold here in Florida.. though some of the trees are starting to push new buds through, and there are signs of Spring.
But, when I saw this The Polish Playground Glittery Autumn Leaves design, I knew I wanted to do my own version, 'traditional' Fall colors be damned. Let's buck tradition, shan't we? Because this is too cool and pretty to wait.
I started with Priti NYC Lady Killer Crocus, a shimmery brown, and Paris Sparkles Chataigne, a bronze/brown/gold glitter - opaque on its own with a couple of coats. It's almost too sparkly to photograph!
I used striping tape to make two colorful leaves and one gold one. The two hardest things about using striping tape are: 1) getting it to stick only where you want, and no where else and 2) getting it to stay down once you have it where you want.
If you've ever seen a precise colorblocked mani, they probably used striping tape. And, you probably weren't looking at my blog.
I love how the glitter peeks through the colors! I used some more of the Priti NYC Lady Killer Crocus, OPI DS Tapestry, and Pahlish The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come for the colorblocked leaves.
On my thumb, I did the same leaf design, but just put Paris Sparkles Chataigne on top. It wasn't the best choice, though - you can't really see the leaf definition. It just looks sparkly... which is okay, I guess,
Bottle shot: Priti NYC Lady Killer Crocus, Paris Sparkles Chataigne, OPI DS Tapestry, and Pahlish The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.
So, there are two lessons for you today, Fireflies! 1) Striping tape is cool. 2) There are no mistakes in nail art - it's just different from what you originally envisioned!