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Monday, September 28, 2009

Two Fall KOTDs

I loathe summer. Can't stand it. I hate the sun. Hate the heat. Hate seeing half-dressed people showing their non-sandal-worthy feet. Hate. In fact, I'm pretty much Megan Grumpypants from May to October. And thought it's not yet October, it is finally fall. Yay! So I wanted to do something to celebrate it.

This first KOTD was created using my previous VSB mani. I used ChG Delight and plate m56. M56 is a french plate, but I suck at those, so I just use it for creating diagonal lines. It's easier to control that way.

Unfortunately, after I did it and it had dried, I noticed that my nails were lifing up. :( So I removed them and started fresh this morning.

For this next mani, I used OPI Midnight in Moscow as a base and ChG Passion, Emotion, and Delight as my konad colors. I used plate m20. I wasn't planning on doing a konad on this mani, but I wasn't very happy with MiM. It took 3 coats to reach full opacity and by that point, it was so saturated with color that I couldn't see any of the red sparkle, outside of full sun. So I decided to jazz it up with a konad.

I love this. This is my first time using 3 colors and I just let the leaves be free form. There's no rhyme or reason to my placement other than making sure I had a good mix of the colors on each nail.

If you are interested, MiM is from OPI's F/W 2007 Russia Collection and the ChGs are from the Romantiques collection. MiM is gorgeous in the bottle, but on the nail, it didn't live up to my expectations. However, I love it as the base for this konad.


Paige said...

These are really cute!!!

awesomevegan said...

Love the falling leaves. I too stink at the french tip plates :( I may try making a diagonal with them though! Good idea!!!

ThRiSzHa said...

theyre are all pretty.. i would love to try the falling leaves...

Lucy said...

Love this manicure. Really says Fall to me. ThankGod. I like the Megan Grumpants name! I'd add half-dressed people to that list. Bring on Fall and all the clothes!

MightyLambchop said...

The leaves are beautiful. Very nicely done! I will part of the ways with you about Fall. I adore Summer. I hate being even remotely cold. Too many frozen Nebraska winters...

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

Thank you, all.

Mighty Lambchop, I'm in Tennessee, so our winters are pretty mild. It rarely snows, and it occasionally reaches the 10s-20s in Jan/Feb. Our summers are really humid, so that's why I prefer the cooler seasons. I'm pretty much a hermit in the summer.

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