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.
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.
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.
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?)
- 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.
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,