Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall into Fall

Happy first day Fall!!! I am so excited for the weather to start changing, for the rains to come, for the smells of great cooking, for bundling up in warm clothes, for snuggling by the fire with a book and for the family oriented holidays - not to mention my birthday and anniversary are all during the Autumn months! Everything about fall makes me happy. So, to celebrate, I thought I'd do a mani to help me get some of the excitement that I'm feeling over this time of year out of my system. 

Doing a google search for "fall" made me really jealous of people that get to experience the very drastic changing seasons where all the trees turn bright shades of red, orange and yellow. Additionally, apparently everyone lives next to an awesome foot bridge surround by these beautiful colors because every other image had a bridge or an old wooden fence in the image ;) I decided to be inspired by one such image and created my very own picturesque foot bridge amidst the changing fall trees. I apologize that the pictures are all so similar...I just wanted to try and match the bridge up!

I created the leaves of the trees in the same way that you would do a galaxy mani. I used a makeup sponge to dab on the colors (from darkest to lightest) and slowly built up the color to a point that I liked. It was really difficult to capture the different layers that you see when you look at a tree but I still like how these turned out. 

I used a bunch of colors for this look so I'll break them down by color family. 
OPI Incognito in Sausalito 
Zoya Livingston
Zoya Maura
China Glaze Igniting Love
China Glaze Passion for Petals
China Glaze Mimosa Before Manis
Zoya Toni
Zoya Arizona
American Apparel Manila
Zoya Evvy
China Glaze Def Defying
OPI Don't Mess with OPI
OPI A-Piers to be Tan
Zoya Louise
Zoya Codie
So is anyone else as excited about fall as I am? I seriously can not wait! 

Happy Polishing :)