Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts
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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 All opinions are my own.

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