The theme for this week's Theme Buffet was one that I suggested: Seasons. I wanted to do something grand and elaborate.... but just didn't have the motivation or inspiration. Instead, I put together this simple but classy number using colors to represent the different seasons
There's really not much to describe in this manicure. It:s really simple and straight forward. Each of my fingers was painted in a different color to represent each season: a minty green for spring, a corally pinkish orange for summer, a light brown for fall and a an icy blue.
I have a ton of nail polishes - particularly cremes - and really took a long time to pick out EXACTLY what shades to use. I really wanted to try for a softer, more muted palette with colors in the same tonal family so that all of the fingers really felt like they belonged to the same manicure.
The cream on my thumb and on the tips actually came in more as an afterthought to pull it together. See, at first, I painted my thumb with a cream color, hoping that the neutral color would work with the others. The problem was that it was a little too bright to fit in.
So what I did was simple: bring in stripes in the same colors of the other nails to tie it all together! I used the straights from Nail Vinyls to block out the stripes, then just painted over with the green, coral, brown and blue polishes that were meant to represent each season.
To tie the cream background from the thumb into the other nails, I used the straight Nail Vinyls again to tape off a straight line across the tip of each nail. I painted each tip and voila! this is the result!
The funny thing is that the end result looks sooooooo much like this cardigan that I have that it's kinda amusing. It wasn't even intentional!
Polishes / Items used in this manicure:
- Cream: Butter London - Cuppa
- Green: Butter London - Bossy Boots
- Coral: Julep - Cassie
- Brown: Butter London - Yummy Mummy
- Blue: Butter London - Poole
- Stripes done using Nail Vinyls - Straights
Well, until next time!