Friday, November 30, 2012
Final Fall Mani
I had a root canal done today, so forgive me if I ramble or misspell anything. This is the last fall manicure! I may have more to post, but none to polish :) I am so ready to do something else, just like I was ready to be done with the Halloween manis. This may have been one of my favorites though. Here's how I did it.
I started with a base coat and one coat of OPI Schnapps Out Of It. Yes, I said one coat! I could have added another, just for good measure, but since it had full opacity in one coat and I am not a patient grl, I figured why mess with a good thing. I love this color! It was the only one out of the OPI's Germay collection that I decided that I just MUST have. There are others I want, but this is the only one I own (so far :). I would describe this color as a terra cotta/toffee orange with a very slight shimmer. The color is a bit darker than in my photos (I hate that!) If you want to see a more accurate representation of the color (or the whole Germany collection) check out PolishAholic's post HERE.
I wanted a background for the leaves to sit on so they wouldn't be too stark, so I tried sponging with a bronze glitter, but didn't like it. I have done a lot of glitter recently so decided to try a subtle stamp under the leaves. I stamped with Orly Buried Alive and Bundle Monster BM-316, the delicate contoured leaf design.
Finally, I stamped with Essie Good as Gold (my fav gold stamping polish) and BM04.
After a final top coat I ended up with this.
What do you think? I am regretting having to remove this, but I have signed up for a 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge (found HERE) so it will be all about Christmas/Winter in the coming weeks. This is my first challenge, so be kind to my attempts :)