Hey there! I have another Fall design for you today that I am really excited about! It has been on my mind since I first saw the tree image on a new plate and it brings back some really good memories. Let's take a look!
In case you haven't heard me say it before, I was transplanted here to the desert from another planet called New England. I am a Connecticut girl through and through and as far back as I can remember my Mom would take my brother and I apple picking in the Fall. Some of the apples we brought home were the "eating kind" and then there were the special ones that went in my Mom's awesome Apple Crumb Pie. Mmmm....
This is a gel manicure but there is good news. I used 2 brands that both have matching lacquer colors in case you happen to like these! I started with 2 coats of both LeChat Perfect Match On The Red Carpet and Madam Glam Shimmering White and finished all nails with a coat of Akzentz Shine-On No Wipe Topcoat.
I couldn't wait to start the Apple Tree nail to see if I could achieve my vision. For this task I used UberChic Beauty's Lovely Leaves plate, a combination of Mundo de Unas Green and Lemon Tree mixed on the plate, and a Clear Jelly Stamper.
I started by stamping a portion of the falling leaves design (on the bottom left of the plate) on the tip of my nail to make grass. Then I used the same design, in full, and stamped the top of my nail twice to fill out the tree canopy.
Finally I used Mundo de Unas in Black to stamp the tree and floated regular Madam Glam topcoat over the nail. I used the tacky layer to place several apples, also known as Swarovski Light Siam flatback crystals. Then I went over the entire nail with Akzentz Shine-On.
For my ring finger I used BLC for Corde Line Film 8mm Gold from Daily Charme to create the grid pattern which was inspired by MoYou London's new Trend Hunter Collection. I placed a single strip of tape on each red glitter nail to coordinate.
I applied more Akzentz Shine-On and finished by placing a Daily Charme Red Apple Charm using Akzentz Bling-On. Here's a closeup look at the accent nails.
(clockwise from 8am, business links in gold)
BLC by Corde Line Film 8mn Gold from Daily Charme
LeChat Perfect Match Gel Polish in On The Red Carpet
Madam Glam Gel Polish in Shimmering White
UberChic Beauty Lovely Leaves plate
Mundo de Unas stamping polish in Green, Lemon Tree and Black
Swarovski Crystal flatbacks in Light Siam
Red Apple Charm from Daily Charme (not shown)
I just loved the way this design turned out! Somewhat simplistic for a Nails Of Aquarius look, yet more than enough going on to keep me staring at it all day.
But I would really love to hear what you thought of it. Also, was apple picking a tradition in your family as well? Or was there something else you only did in the Fall?
Thanks for reading! I'll see you at the next post!