Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pattern Love - Red Leaves

Hi, all! Sorry I've been a bit absent lately. I'm struggling a bit to balance my work life and my personal life. Seems like I'm always at work! I got home late last night but I made myself do some nail art just to keep in the habit of it ;) 

I really wasn't sure what to do for this mani, I just knew I wanted to do SOMETHING. So, I turned to Pinterest and browsed my "Pattern Love" board and chose the first item there, a fabric from Spoonflower. 

I had initially planned on painting those adorable little birds, but alas, I painted my print too small and had to nix the idea. Instead I went with the random pop of white intermixed with the leaves. 
I recently purchased the entire American Apparel polish collection (I think its their first ever collection, not the more recent neons and glitters) and really wanted to use some of the polishes from that for tonight. That grey shade is called Mouse and the red/coral is Poppy, though I ended up mixing poppy with some white to lighten it up a bit so the color on the nail isn't THAT true to color. 
I'm really not sure how I feel about these. When I started them I thought I'd love them (I even painted both hands!), but I'm not so sure about the final product. I think the shades class a bit with my skin tone and perhaps that's why I'm not loving it? Anyway, hoping to get back on the nail art bandwagon soon! I'm almost through with reviews I owe and I want to do more nail art just for me soon :) 
Happy Polishing :)