Donnerstag, 6. September 2012

Fall into Autumn 2: Apples (1)

Okay, I was really excited about the new challenge and did my (first) apple manicure last weekend already. Since I'm itching to continue with my challenges, I'm going to show you my apple manicures today. I ended up doing two different manicures, because I couldn't decide... So here's one of the two.

I saw this pretty illustration online that had this handdrawn look to it. I really liked that and tried to attempt something similar with this manicure.

As my base I used the same unnamed white Color Club polish I have used recently. Actually... I think it's not bad at all, because it's quite opaque with two coats. I continued with a striper brush and some black acrylic paint to outline my apples which proved more difficult than it looks, hehe. The green is OPI Green-wich Village, my go-to green lately... I used a medium sized brush to "scribble" it. You can probably barely see it, but the insides of the apples are actually colored. I used a mixture of OPI Bubble Bath and Illamasqua Load to achieve the color. It's very visible in RL. Oh well.

I had to repaint some of the outlines later because they got too covered up, but that was easier than painting them in the first place. I painted a lot of weird shapes apples at first.

I finished the manicure with two coats of my beloved essence BTGN Top Sealer to make it juicy. I really like how this mani turned out. It's nowhere close to the illustration though.

What do you think?

The challenge team got some additions since my last post. Aside from the veterans to the challenges, a couple new ladies have joined. Please take a look at their blogs too!

Stephanie Oblas A Little Polish 
Sue O'Connor Creative Nail Design by Sue
Hannah Fabiny Polished Prisms
Katee Baum A Girl and her Polish
Ashley Rowlands-Vanderzande One Nail to Another 
Karine Assemien Karinea0a
Charlotte-Louise Bennett  Charlottes Nails
Alyson Epstein Beads Nails Food
Sharra Farivar The Blahg
Maribeth Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Becky Barnett Glamfiend
Angie Moore OurPaintedWorld
Sarah Jürgens Dakila's
Alethia Neverending Nailart
Amanda Murphy Mandy's Polish
Lisa Oswald Lisa's Nail Obsession


  1. Suuper cute! I love the drawn on effect =)

  2. Such an awesome idea!!!

  3. This is so great, I like it even more - except for the worm in take 2 of course :)

    1. The worm stole all the attention from the apples it seems. Glad you like this one too though :)

  4. This mani is very unique, haven't seen that before. Great job! :)

    1. I'm really glad you like them. Wasn't easy to come up with something else than the *usual* design.

  5. This is such an original design, your very creative and skilled. I love everything about this mani!


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