Sunday, September 20, 2020

Prelude to Fall Nails!

With the official arrival of fall right around the corner, I've started to think about sharing a few more fall nails.  If only I didn't still have summer nails to share lol.  I guess they will wait and I'll share them in the cold of winter to remind us that summer is around the corner...or to brighten a day during a snow storm.  We'll see; they'll get shared eventually!  

Anyway, these are my prelude to fall nails.  Not really fall but close enough to make them fall appropriate!  I had picked up some polishes from Winners one day recently and thought I'd try them out and this mani was born.  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Lakur Silver Birch, no top coat.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

After it had dried for 15 minutes or so, did a sponged gradient using same base polish and Lakur Save The Queen.  I don't know what others do for sponged gradients, but I always top coat the base and wait now; have for some time now.  I used to wait just for the base to dry, but I found that sometimes the sponge would start taking polish off the nail instead of on it so find this works better for me.  I tried different polishes, different sponges; kept on having the same issue.  Don't have this problem when I top coat it first!

Topped with KBShimmer Cleary on Top.  I touched the middle finger with the sponge but knew I was going to stamp on top of it so left it.

Using China Glaze GR8, stamped using an image from Lina Make Your Mark 08.  I like that you can actually see the holo in these pix.  

Shadow stamped using same image using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.

I didn't shadow stamp the thumb that well though.  But to fix it would have been redoing the whole nail and as I did these nails around 11:30 pm and was getting tired, I decided to live with it.  It could only really been seen with these magnified pictures anyway.  It was the first name I did and although the shadow stamping aren't overly tight on the rest, I did get a little better lol.  I can live with it anyway!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!

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