September 28, 2013

Fall Manicure for Nail It Magazine

It's been a while since I did any freehand work... it felt good to sit down for a few hours and put this one together :)

When Nail It Magazine asked me to submit a fall nail art design for their online fall feature, I happily accepted. For this submission I wanted to put together something special so I went to work on a freehand design...

I started with a base of OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons. Then I sponged on a few fall shades using a makeup sponge, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed, Revlon Brilliant Strength Inflame, and Barielle Rusted Vintage Boots in that order from mid-nail to tip. I finished it off with some freehand tree designs using a small nail art brush and Essie Little Brown Dress.

I liked the design so much I decided to do it on both hands. Of course the design took a little longer using my left hand but I think it worked out pretty well... so I decided to feature my rarely seen, and photo shy right hand...

Don't forget my giveaway is still open until Friday so get your entries in! :)