Happy autumn to you all! The weather here reflects the season so well, its gotten super chilly already, and to be honest it's really quite nice (except that I can't wear dresses and not freeze in the mornings anymore). Soon all the leaves will start to change colour and I'm so excited! When I was younger my parents and I would go on road trips to more northern parts of Ontario to look at all the beautiful leaves. I would always collect a whole bunch of leave and wax them to decorate the house.
Obviously, my manicure for this week was inspired by those memories. I wanted to capture some of the autumn leaves in my nails so I used a nude base to emphasize them. I actually did a similar manicure around 2 years ago (but unfortunately I cannot find any picture of them). I honestly think that these nails are perfect to welcome autumn, and I cannot stop staring at my hands because the colours make me so happy.
Continue reading to find a pictorial and more information on how to create these nails:
- Start off with a solid nude base colour, I used Sally Hansen's Duchesse Lace
- Here's a lovely reference to leaf shapes I found on google:
- To paint the maple leaves, start from the centre of the leaf and paint outward to create the points, in a hand-like shape (I used NYC's Madison Avenue)
- Next, using green polish (Ciate's Ditch The heels), create some small, green, spear-shaped leaves
- Continue with painting some heart shaped leaves in yellow (NYC's Midtown Mimosa)
- Finish the manicure off with some orange oak leaves (I used Sally Hansen's Sun-Kissed)
- To accent the leaves even more, outline them with a thin paintbrush and some black polish, while adding a couple of leaf veins