Showing posts with label autumn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label autumn. Show all posts

Thanksgiving day - falling leaves nail art

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I am thankful for so many things - family, friends, my career, and you... Without you, this blog wouldn't exist. But enough rambling...

Before I go to visit family and stuff myself with some amazing food, I want to share some fun nail art with you.

I wanted to do some fall nail art for Thanksgiving. I didn't want to do the typical turkey. So a friend, Ashley over at Ashley is Polish Addicted suggested a leaf pond mani. A pond mani is when you use jelly, or tinted polishes and paint the designs between the layers. When you do this, it looks like the layers in a pond - everything is floating at different levels.


Fall nail art - falling leaves

I started off with a coat of Strawberry Wine from Colors by llarowe. When you use this polish make sure to use two coats of base coat to minimize staining.


Fall nail art - falling leaves

Then I used a coat of Esmaltes Da Kelly Yellow from the Soap Bubbles collection. I used varying shades of brown and gold acrylic paints for the leaves. Then I did this several more times. Occasionally I would use the Esmaltes Da Kelly Red or Orange tinted polish. I did this four times total and then topped it off with a coat of HK Girl top coat.


Fall nail art - falling leaves


I like how it turned out. It has a lot of depth and the colors combined into a rich golden orange shade. It looks like the leaves are suspended in a rich amber.


Fall nail art - falling leaves

What's on your nails for Thanksgiving?

I purchased these polishes from Llarowe.com. All opinions are my own.

Autumn - love it or leaf it

Friday, October 3, 2014


Autumn is here! Boots, sweaters, scarves... they are so much fun to wear. So to celebrate the changing of the seasons, I had to try and recreate the sparkling, crisp colors on the trees with some nail art.

Autumn tree nail art
Autumn tree nail art

 The Aspen trees in my front yard are starting to change colors. Vivid red, yellow and orange shades grace the quaking trees. Tidbit - Did you know that researchers claim that an Aspen Grove is the largest living organism on the planet? Aspen trees, or aspen clones, are connected to each other underground and aboveground – creating a large biomass. OK, enough of science class... Let's get to the nail art. 

Autumn tree nail art
Autumn tree nail art
For this nail art, I used OPI nail polish, I started with a base color of "Don't Bossa Nova Me Around" and added a coat of "Ski Slope Sweetie" for a shimmery canvas. Then I added splotches of A Woman's Prague-ative," in a rough circular area at the top of each nail. I added small dabs of autumn colors using "DS Indulgence," "DS Luxurious," and "I Just Can't Cope-acabana." 

Autumn tree nail art
Autumn tree nail art using OPI
You can use just about any colors you want. You just want the shades to mingle together to form an abstract show of leaves.

Autumn tree nail art
Autumn tree nail art
I used brown acrylic paint for the tree trunks and branches. Then I added some very fine loose gold holographic glitter to the leaf areas of the trees. It seems to give it an extra boost of dimension.
 
Autumn tree nail art
Autumn tree nail art
I topped it off with a coat of HK Girl. I am pleased with the results. You just can't really go wrong with anything abstract.

Are you sporting autumn colors on your nails?

These polishes were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.


 

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