Saturday, October 20, 2012

Twinpost: Cheeky 33 (Fall Leaves)


Today is the third installment of my twinpost series with Dina of Secretary's Nail Art; this week, we're both doing manicures using the leaf image from Cheeky plate 33.

For my manicure, I started with Ulta Ginger Peach, a really pretty neutral shade that I'm falling in love with (I'm very picky about neutrals because they tend to bore me, but this has just the right amount of pretty peachy flash in it):

Ulta Ginger Peach in the shade

Ulta Ginger Peach in overcast sunlight

For the next step, I painted over the accent nail with Cult Nails Iconic, and freehanded French tips on the other nails. Iconic is one of my favorite polishes; it's a beautiful wine-red with gold-bronze flakies that are unfortunately really hard to photograph!: can see the flakies better in the bottle than on the nails...sheesh
Finally, I stamped the target image over all of the nails except the accent nail; for the accent nail I isolated one whole leaf, and stamped it twice, overlapping the stamps. For all the stamping, I used China Glaze Passion:

Pretty leaves

Falling leaves...

You can see the color of Iconic best in this shot

 This would be a great way to jazz up a neutral manicure after work for a night out! I like how the stamping works with the French tip to make it all look more fluid.

Don't forget to check out what Dina did with this image--she used a really cool technique for her, and you can see it here.

Finally, I'm also starting a new thing where I link my favorite artwork for the week up with some friends of mine; they link their favorite manicures, too. Check them out below!

Thanks for looking.


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  1. Very pretty!! I am always amazed by the designs you come up with.

    1. Thank you so much! That's very sweet! ::blushes:: :)

  2. I love the combination of colors you came up with. That red is gorgeous.


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