My second Polish Days. These are a lot of fun! This months theme is Back To Nature since everyone is having a super cold harsh winter. Luckily it isn't too bad over here. There hasn't even been ice on my car in the morning lately! Anyways, here are my nature nails:
As Bob Ross would probably say, "Happy little mushrooms and clouds" But of course my happy little mushroom on my middle finger had to get ruined by my top coat!
I decided to go with mushrooms because they are always fun when they are in bright colors. I wasn't up for doing a crazy tree design or anything. I also tried getting inspiration by looking at some photos from my boyfriend and I's camping trips. We have found some crazy mushrooms! That is the advantages of living so close to the Redwood Forest.
I started off with 2 coats of China Glaze- Sea Spray, which accurately depicts how the sky looks over here right now, therefore not giving me good lighting for my photos!
The colors for the mushrooms are all from the Zoya Surf collection from Summer 2012. One of my favorite collections from last year, and I took advantage of getting 2 more from the Zoya promotion earlier this year! My index finger is one I have been wanting sooo bad, and that is Zoya- Zuza. Such a perfect shimmery blue shade. The other free shade I got in the promotion was the color on my pinky, Zoya- Myrta, a nice coral orange color. My middle finger is Zoya- Rory, and my ring finger is Zoya, Meg. I chose these colors because I used a dotting tool to make the shape, so I knew they wouldn't be runny and go all over the place.
Then I used my Orly Instant Artist striping polishes in Crisp White for the stems, and Hot Green for the grass. I added the grass last minute, I don't like it too much.
And for the white part of the dots on the mushrooms, I used OPI- My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I also used the same shade for the clouds using the watercolor technique.
What do you think? I am already impressed with everyone's designs this month!