If one can mourn over the loss of fingernails, then that person is surely me this morning. Today, after the 'death' of my baby fingernail, I had to say goodbye to nine other 'close allies' who in comradery needed to go the same route as their fellow nail. So, in tribute to these ten fallen 'friends' I give you a design, from earlier this year that I had posted on my original website.
This was my first nail design for the fall season. I called it 'Autumn Art'. It is inspired by a design from 'Nail Polish Wars Blogspot' (sorry but I don't remember the website address because I wrote the idea down in my nail book a few weeks ago).
It is a pretty simple design. Just divide each nail into three triangular shapes. Paint each section a different fall colour (make sure you use a good base coat first). In this design I've used a deep green, a beige and a rusty-copper tone. After a couple coats of each colour so that they are solid looking, apply two coats of a gold flecked glitter to give it a bit of a sparkle. Add two coats of a good topcoat and you are done. And for a closer look:
Please take this post in the tongue in cheek jest that it is meant. I know that there are people out there really suffering from loss and in no way do I want to disrespect any of them. It is just that 'vanity is my name' when it comes to my fingernails, and I do feel a sense of loss now that they are no longer with me.
Until next time,