Just an Old Sweet Song

While contemplating a title for this post, I wanted to make a reference to the song, “Georgia On My Mind”. In it, Ray Charles delivers a soothing harmony along with the music that encompasses the feeling of being comfortable.

This design was not pre-planned, I just set down and pulled it together. It seems that the feeling of being comfortable was in my subconscious and was what I was trying to evoke with this skittlette.
KimettKolor Purple and Houndstooth Nail Art

Also, there is strong link to the state of Georgia in two of the polishes that I used…not a coincidence.

Despite my rather deep introduction there…today I’m taking the complexity of design down a notch from my recent posts. In this Fall inspired skittlette, the textured polish, the gradient of colors, the matte finish all played their part. The houndstooth pattern was the accent that finished the look.

From a fashion sense, I was going for that cashmere sweater with warm slacks type of look. It was the classic Fall comfort outfit for my nails. I kept my gradient on the “under-done” side to give a woolen feel to coordinate with the textured polish.

KimettKolor Purple and Houndstooth Nail Art

OK – now, isn’t this purple polish serene?!!! I just love it to bits. It is perfectly pigmented and squishy. It happens to my favorite hue of the purple family. And it dries to a semi-gloss that I left with no top coat so you could see it in its “naked” glory.

Bonny, who is the sorceress behind the brand, Peach Tree Polish, recently launched her “Fall Into Autumn” collection — and I bought them all! This polish had me hooked. Although, all five of them are terrific! The grey polish I used in the gradient is also from her collection.


KimettKolor Purple and Houndstooth Nail Art

Check out that purple and multi-chrome shimmer in this textured polish! I had fun taking pictures with the bottle to show it off even more. (And, off topic, but what a great name, huh?)


Polish Palette

  • Black/purple texture polish: Epitomy of Stupidity by Crows Toes Lacquer
  • Purple crelly polish: Callaway by Peachtree Polish
  • Grey creme polish: Stone Mountain by Peachtree Polish
  • Pale cool pink creme polish: Pink Sandals by Polish My Life
  • Houndstooth water decals (D303 by Pueen)
I left the textured polish, as well as my pinky, with out any top coat. The two accent nails have one coat of glossy top-coat (to seal in the water decal) and one coat of matte finish top-coat.


KimettKolor Purple and Houndstooth Nail Art

I enjoy these simpler designs every so often. For me, they’re like a palette cleanser. If doing more complex nail art wasn’t a hobby for me, I could see wearing looks like this every day.

What do you think?

Till next time,

  • I looove the way you combined this mani!!

    • Thank you so much!! I will admit, it worked out better than I anticipated. πŸ˜‰

  • CurlyGirl66

    Very nicely done! It took me back a bit to hear you say that you like purple:) But I agree, this is a great shade of purple………and I love the gradient you created. You are right, the houndstooth pattern is just perfect for the tone of this mani. As much as all the bright colors have their place, I do like the more subdued hues. Great Job (with those decals too!) FYI – no problem this time with commenting:)

    • Well…I do like ALL the colors…purple just sometimes doesn’t look good on me (I think) — but, THIS shade of purple (almost fuchsia in well lit setting) and this polish — it was love at first coat. And, I do seem to go thru phases with colors…maybe I’m in a purple phase. Remember that time we bought a bunch of purple nail polishes in the drugstore because you thought it was so novel to buy “different” colors?? Good memories…

      Thanks & so glad to hear the problems are fixed (phew!). πŸ™‚