So, Halloween is gone, and I need to find a way to make that transition less painful. So today I am doing a mani with non-Halloween skeletons...leaf skeletons.
When I was a little girl, I used to love to pick up leaves that had fallen off of the trees and pull them apart to carefully leave only their 'skeletons'. I thought the leaves were beautiful, and their structure even more beautiful. Anybody else do that when they were kids?
This week's theme in Adventures In Stamping is to pick a plate that ends in '1'. It seems like whenever we have themes like this, my plates that end in the right number never coincide with what I want to do. But this week, miraculously, my new MASH plates came--the ones that go from 50 to 75--and Mash-61 had just the image I wanted. :)
[Hey, by the way...do you want me to do a video/review about those plates?]
Anyway, I started with the lovely Cult Nails Coveted, an ah-maze-ing green flakie filled green jelly that is a nightmare to photograph for some reason; I've tried at least three times to swatch it well, but I think I done good by it this time:
Next I matted the polish; I'm not sure why but matte finishes just feel very 'fall' to me--maybe it's because of the flatter light levels in the fall. Then I stamped the image over each nail in Sally Hansen Red-io Active, Style Steel, and Barry M Gold foil. It's hard to tell the difference between those last two, but the middle finger is the Style Steel:
Which matte topcoat did I use? It's a new one I was just sent for review and I adore it!! I'll be reviewing it shortly, but if you want to know in the meantime...lean in and I'll whisper it...it's Jamberry....:)
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope your November is off to a wonderful start. :)