The One With The Night Forest

9:00:00 AM

Good morning polished world! How are doing on this cold, chilly Saturday?  I feel like it's cold no matter where you are in the United States.  Where I am, it was 0 degrees yesterday with a -30 windchill.  The news said it felt like -45 degrees outside.  I decided to work from home and not leave the house.  It was a great decision, but now I'm stir crazy and will probably leave sometime today.

Today's design is a night time forest looking scene I did before Christmas.  I actually have a few manicures I need to share from before Christmas time that I didn't get around to posting.  Oops.  Anyways, this design reminds me of a calm winter evening, especially one right before a snow storm.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • INM - Humanity
  • INM - Dali
  • INM - Northern Lights
  • Acrylics
I kind of love how this turned out.  Maybe I'll re-create it but make it the calm after a winter storm.  The gradient of Dali and Humanity by INM was gorgeous.  I kind of covered it a little too much with the trees which annoyed me.  Next time I'll be more conscious of that.  Regardless, Humanity is a gorgeous shimmer blue polish which I need to try on it's own.  You know me and blue polish, I'll find a good use for it.

The trees were super easy to create.  I took my smallest nail art brush, drew a line up the middle for the trunk, then swiped back and forth to make the branches.  Pine trees do have this see through look in real life in the evening, so I love how they turned out.

I'm also super impressed with my moon.  Mixed some black and white acrylic to make the grey, then swirled the white around in it to give it detail.  I wish it showed up more in the photos because it was rather impressive.  As I said, I'm getting better with my layering of acrylics.

What do you think?  Like this look?  Remind you of a cold winter night?

Until next time, <3.

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