Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Leaves Nails

Hellooo!
Fall has "officially" begun (a few days ago) and I'm so glad it's here!
Unfortunately, the weather here in Florida is nothing short of hot and humid still..

I wanted to do a Fall/Autumn inspired nail design since I love fall colors, though it's hard to let go of the bright spring and summer ones, it's a nice change.

Here I used China Glaze "Holly-Day" as the base and used red, orange, and yellow acrylic paints for the leaves.

I only had to use one coat of Holly-Day, it applied so smooth and even.
This does look better in person to me, since you don't see as many of the flaws but it doesn't look too horrible on camera I hope. 
The sunlight also wasn't very good at capturing the warmth of the colors.

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15 comments:

  1. This is so cute!!! You and Traci are giving me a lot of neat ideas to try. Mine of course will end up looking like marble art instead of fall leave...LMAO!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I can give you ideas.
      Aww, I'm sure it'll turn out great. But hey, even if not, practice makes perfect!

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  2. I'm loving the fall design! So cute! I'm with Alisha, mine probably woldn't look anything like Fall Leaves...lol Great job, I'm really loving your nails and want to give it a try. Did you use nail polish brushes to to achieve the leaf designs?

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    1. Thank you! Haha, honestly, I wasn't expecting them to even turn out as well as they did. I wanted a different shape for the leaf, but my paint didn't want to work with me. Thank you! I hope you do try it. (: I did use nail brushes, I got a set of 15 for about $2 on eBay.

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  3. Love your use of colors! I haven't worked with acrylics on the nails in a while but the leaves look great!

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    1. Thank you! It comes in handy at times but I want to try to find more opaque acrylic paints.

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  4. Oooh! So pretty!!! See, I can't do stuff like this! This is like artwork!

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    1. Thanks, Jayne! I can't really do it on my nails either, my paints aren't very opaque which doesn't help but it didn't go as bad as I thought! Haha.

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  5. Absolutely love!! Hehe I like the nails with the falling leaves and the stacks at the bottom! If I could I would jump onto your nails into the leaves!!! lmao

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  6. Aw so pretty! I love how detailed these are, soo perfect for fall!

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  7. Wow this looks beautiful! Must take a steady hand to paint those leaves! And I'm so happy it's fall too :)

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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  8. this is very artistic!! wish my hands are steady enough to do those, hehe, greet job Christa! love this nail art so much <3

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  9. These remind me of nails I use to do when I was young, the first nail art I ever did was white daisies on over forest green. I could only do the left hand since I am right handed so it kind of sucked, but now I have gotten better but I never wear green nails anymore.

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