Friday, October 25, 2013

Autumn Leaves Nails

All of the autumnal foliage around here has been making me want to splash some of that fall flare all over my fingernails! So I did.

Fall foliage nail polish



The inspiration behind these nails is a fully-swagged out tree against a beautiful blue sky. Something like this:

Fall foliage, Vancouver, Sea wall







So I pulled out my favorite "sky blue" nail polish - Snowcone by Orly - and selected a crop of fall leaf colors from my stash to make it happen:

fuzzy navel by ruby kisses, little miss sunrise by essence, posh by revlon, a list by essie, and snowcone by orly, nail polish
.  fuzzy navel by ruby kisses, little miss sunrise by essence, posh by revlon, a list by essie, and snowcone by orly  .
After applying a base coat and one coat of Snowcone to all of my nails, I tapped a few dots of the green polish onto a scrap paper and used my dotting tool to place a few green dots randomly around the lower half of each nail. I repeated this step with each color, until the lower half of each nail was more or less full of multi-colored dots.

Fall foliage nails, leaves nails, nail art

I left a little bit of blue peeking through the "branches."

Autumn leaves nail art

Fall foliage nails, leaves, nails, nail art, abstract


What do you think of this look? A little abstract, but fun, quick and easy!

Fall foliage nails, leaves, nails, nail art, abstract

And today there's a little something extra in my weekly nail polish blog! Each Friday I link up with Jennie over at her weekly Nail Files link party. This week she's hosting an awesome giveaway full of nail goodies and has asked for some help in spreading the word about zee fun. You can follow the link to enter the giveaway here ~> a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out what Jennie is generously giving away to the winner:

A bottle of Seche Vite top coat (which is apparently the Rolls Royce of top coats in the nail polish world), a bottle of China Glaze Patent Leather Top Coat, a bottle of Finger Paints Paper Mache, a bottle of Seche Vite Collage Overlay, a bottle of China Glaze Razzle Me Dazzle Me, a set of 10 assorted striping tapes, a set of nail art brushes, a set of dotting tools, and a packet of cheetah nail strips.

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26 comments:

  1. How very cheery! Well done. :)

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  2. This is amazing, and I love it! Such a pretty manicure! I like the idea behind it too! I already follow you on bloglovin' but I am SO excited about Jennie's giveaway. I've never won any giveaways so I'm always hesitant to enter--but this one has my attention :-D

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  3. Oh well isn't this just amazing! I'm shocked (not really). Haha! You seriously find inspiration EVERYWHERE! And I've seen NOTHING like this on the Pinterest scene, so well done for complete originality!! And thanks for helping spread the word about the giveaway! Happy weekend!! :)

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  4. Very cool idea--I am always looking for new and fun manicure ideas! And btw, I LOVE that you refer to an autumn tree as being "fully swagged-out." :)

    Sarah
    tracetheshadows.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I'm always finding weird inspiration for my nails, so I hope you'll come back again to check out more nail polish looks in the future - I post them every Friday!

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  5. very very nice nails!! i will try to do it.. ;)
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  6. Really cute nails!

    http://thedressylife.blogspot.com/

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  7. This mani is so simple and cute! I love it (:

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    1. Sooo simple! I think I'll try it with other colors too because it also kind of looks like the contents of a gumball machine :)

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  8. darling color combo! love how you did the polka dots all together! darling!
    kelseybang.com

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  9. Very cute polish designs!

    xo
    ChaCha
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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  10. LOVE your nails so fun and colorful!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love your nails! Too cute!


    Carissa
    Lillies & Silk
    http://www.lilliesandsilk.com

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  12. Fun fall nails!

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a cute idea and love the colors!!

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  14. That's such a good interpretation of autumn leaves - kind of abstract! We have very few trees that change color where I live :-(

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    1. Awww, that's a bummer!! But I bet where you live has something else really cool that nowhere else does ;)

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  15. That is so cute and what a great inspiration pic! Polka dots are my go-to and these are just perfect!

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    1. Mine too Alisha! My dotting tool is my bestie :)

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  16. this is so adorable. i need to try it before autumn is over!!

    xo,
    gabby

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