Happy as I am to be back at it, however, I'll admit that I had a bit of a hard time with this theme. For the longest time, I could really only think of crisp apples or fall leaves, and I wasn't feeling quite confident enough in my freehanding skills to go that route. In the end, I decided to embrace the idea of crisp, clean lines and just go nuts with some colors that inspired me.
There wasn't much rhyme or reason to this design: I just used a combination of straight Nail Vinyls and a striping brush to randomly apply stripes of varying widths on a white base. I also tried to pick super contrasting colors to show the (mostly!) crisp lines of all the different stripes. I didn't even realize until about halfway through the process that the colors are very witchy/Halloween-y, so I'll just pretend that was on purpose!
The polishes I used are as follows:
Everything is topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.
I really like how this turned out and I'm going to enjoy wearing it this week (yes, I'm a crazy person and I did this to both hands—it took forEVER), but I'm not sure it was quite the "crisp" look The Lacquer Legion ladies had in mind. I expect to see lots of gorgeous fall manicures when everyone else's designs get posted, so I hope there's room for some stripes in the mix, too!
Thanks for looking!