Friday, September 12, 2014

Fierce Autumn Wedding Nails

Wulllll, I know it's not technically autumn yet, but the weather has definitely shifted in Boston this past week. It's become a bit chilly and cloudy, which - honestly - is fiiiiine by me. The humidity around here was making me want to cut a betch, so I'm certainly a better person to be around in the more fall-like temperatures.

Tomorrow evening I'm heading up to Marblehead, MA (a coastal town north of Boston) for the wedding of my friend Izzy and her fiancé Darren. The two of them live in NYC, and I've actually never met Darren before, so hopefully I'm able to snag at least a moment or two of his time to meet him officially! It's been quite awhile since I've seen Izzy too, so I'ma squeeze her fo sho.

Since it's practically fall, the color scheme for my wedding outfit was leaning on the darker side. Burgundy, to be exact. It's a really simple dress, but it's moderately flattering (errr... it was the last time I tried it on anyway - fingers crossed on that one) and is easily dressed up with some accessories. Some of those accessories include two thin leopard print belts to go around my natural waist, which is where these fierce autumn wedding nails come in!

Burgundy nails with leopard print accent

Not to toot my own horn, but... I think these came out pretty damn good. Here's what I used:

Goldie But Goodie by China Glaze, Case Study by Essie, Raisin Rage by Revlon, Stiletto by Revlon, nail polish

Goldie But Goodie by China Glaze, Case Study by Essie, and Raisin Rage and Stiletto - both by Revlon. Case Study hasn't been taken out for a spin in a DOG'S age. What was my problem?? This milky beige polish is awesome!

To start, I painted all of my nails 2 coats of Raisin Rage, except my ring finger, which got 2 coats of Case Study. Next I used Goldie But Goodie to place a few large spots around my accent nail. Using a toothpick dipped into Stiletto, I stippled some C's around the large spots of gold and also added a few smaller random spots around the nail.

You can find more of my leopard print nails here, though be forewarned that they are all pretty old posts:
Speaking of weddings, don't forget that I've still got a re-cap coming up of the wedding that went down over Labor Day weekend. NEVER FORGET. Hopefully also some pictures and tales from Izzy's wedding as well!

What do you have planned this weekend? Anyone else attending a wedding? What will you rock on your nails?

{Linking with The Nail Files and Fab Favorites}


  1. I love the leopard nail! So cute!

    1. Thanks Logan, I love a good leopard accent :) Especially because they're SO easy to do and can be made with any color scheme you can think of!

  2. I LOVE these. You've convinced me to try a leopard print nail look someday soon. You make it look so effortless and chic!

  3. You've done it again! Something SO simple but the colors you used knock it out of the park! Seriously loving this! I haven't tried leopard print yet...but maybe you've inspired me. I hope you have an awesome time at the wedding!!

  4. I love the leopard print. My Aunt & Uncle & cousins live in Marblehead. I'm from Lynn. Very cool.

    1. I think this was my first time ever going to Marblehead! Such a lovely little New England seaside town.

  5. Amazing!!! At first look, I thought your leopard was a wrap! And I REALLY love how you did larger spots. I'm totally going to do larger spots the next time I want some leopard in my life. And the red. You're so sassy! SASSY, I SAY (or scream, whatever). Haha!


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