Snail Garden - Hermit Werds - lovely spring garden snail in autumn colors with a rich purple texture polish
Snail Garden

Snail Gardens

Well, I’d hoped to post some nail art inbetween my two #ClaireStelle8Challenge prompts, but it wasn’t to be. Instead, I’m back with my second #clairestelle8sept design: a spring mani in autumn colors (See: Ornate Owl for a fall mani in spring colors). And it’s a garden snail!

Snail Garden - Hermit Werds - lovely spring garden snail in autumn colors with a rich purple texture polish
Snail Garden

Ah, I can’t help it! I love a fall color scheme much more than pastels, which my wardrobe could attest to if you could but see it. Like the owl design, the snail and its background did not fully stretch across both my nails so I added another stamp on top. Can you tell where one ends and the other begins?

Also, why don’t I have more snail nail art on the blog yet? I have sooo many ideas. Seriously, there are three different designs in my to-do list and somehow this random snail came out before all of them. Cruel.

But cute?

Snail Garden - Hermit Werds - lovely spring garden snail in autumn colors with a rich purple texture polish
Snail Garden

Check out that texture polish! I really liked the color of the one I used on Saturday, but this one has a little more pizzazz to it. Glitter is good. Glitter is great. πŸ˜€

L'oreal's "Sexy in Sequins" - Hermit Werds - macro of a dark purple texture polish with gold glimmers.
L’oreal’s “Sexy in Sequins”

And one quick look at Beauty BigBang’s silicone stamper (press sample) with the snail on it. I guess that gives away where one stamp ended and the other began, huh? Oh, well. I wanted to include a photo of the stamper in use when I reviewed it, but I failed to remember to take a photo until it was too late.

Snail Garden Stamp - Hermit Werds - Beauty BigBang's silicone stamper with a snail image large enough to fit across most of two nails
Snail Garden Stamp

Since this is in fall colors, it falls into #NailChallengeCollaborative’s month-long autumn theme:


 

I do love snails in their many forms (it helps that I don’t really have a garden of my own). Once upon a time I even used Marilyne KΓ©rΓ©neur’s pattern to make a couple snails out of seed beads. Race to the finish, my darlings!

Bead Snails - Hermit Werds - Bead snails as we slowly progress towards integrating the old site with the new blog.
Bead Snails

Haha I took that photo years ago and even then it was the pale snail that I left out of focus. There is no change, only Zuul!

Until next time. πŸ˜‰

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