Saturday, October 25, 2014

Guest Post from Will Paint Nails For Food

If you haven't entered my First Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway yet, make sure you check that link!

Today's guest post for my 1st blogiversary celebration is brought to you by Will Paint Nails For Food. I have been a fan of Meghan's art for quite some time. Admiring Meghan's nails, to me, is like going to a fine art museum, looking at the beautiful works of art and knowing full well you ain't gonna be paintin' the Mona Lisa any time soon! Meghan actually kind of helped me break in to blogging. She had a "From The Readers" series last year and I submitted a skittle mani (see it here! And I fangirled for like a week haha). The photo is crap and the angle makes my hand look really fat, but hey, it was a start, so thank you, Meghan!


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Hi everyone! My name is Meghan and I have a blog called Will Paint Nails for Food. I do both nail art and swatches, and if I had to say what my focus is, it would be freehand nail art. I was very excited when Shelby invited me to do a guest post. I've known her even before she started her blog, and she's one of the very few people in the blogosphere that I've actually met personally! And she's incredibly nice and talented! So thank you Shelby for having me here.


Falling Leaves
Will Paint Nails For Food for Shelby Lou Nails

It's been getting chillier here in Toronto, and I haven't done any fall nail art yet, so that was the motivation behind this design. I wanted to keep things simple, therefore, I decided to have a plain background, with some falling leaves that were outlined for detail. I also wanted to keep the focus on the leaves and the shimmery polishes I used to paint them. 

Falling Leaves
Will Paint Nails For Food for Shelby Lou Nails

I started with a base of OPI My Vampire is Buff. If you follow my blog, you know I'm kind of obsessed with this polish. Unfortunately this particular bottle was not my friend, because it took 4 coats to get full coverage. I painted the leaves in with Renaissance Cosmetics Portland, Runnymede, and Spadina, and Zoya Beatrix. The outlines were done with Van Dyck Brown acrylic paint and a fine detail brush. It's a really good colour for when you want dark lines or shadows, but don't want to use black. I topped it off with KBShimmer Clearly On Top and Cult Nails Wax That.

Falling Leaves
Will Paint Nails For Food for Shelby Lou Nails

I really like the simplicity of this design, but I kept questioning whether I should add more to it. In the end I decided to keep things as is. What do you think? Do you like it as is, or should I have added more details or a background?

Falling Leaves
Will Paint Nails For Food for Shelby Lou Nails

Thanks again Shelby for having me here! And congrats on your first year of blogging!

Falling Leaves
Will Paint Nails For Food for Shelby Lou Nails
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These leaves are perfect and I love them so hard, Meghan! Or should I say, Dr. Meghan--yup, she now has her PhD and we must call her Dr. It was so lovely to meet up with her earlier this year and talk about polish and life, and she is as nice as her nails. If you haven't been following Will Paint Nails For Food... well what are you waiting for??

Have you loved your cuticles today?

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