The crisp autumn air is something else. It’s the perfect weather in which to take a walk outside and enjoy the wonderful golds, reds, and browns of the season.
For this manicure, I started by painting all my nails with Keep Me On My Mistletoes by Sephora by OPI.
Beautiful shimmery gold nails courtesy of Keep Me On My Mistletoes by Sephora by OPI.
To make the leaves in the design change colors, I added a gradient to the gold base with a sponge.
The colors I used for the gradient pictured below are Keep Me On My Mistletoes, S-age Is Just A Number, and I Think I Cayenne, all by Sephora by OPI.
Gold, green, and orange gradient. I mixed up the direction of the fade to make things more interesting.
The next part of the manicure was stamped with plate BPL-029 from Born Pretty Store. I used the design in the top row, 2nd from the right.
Nature lovers will love plate BPL-029 from Born Pretty Store.
The color palette for this next part incorporates red, copper, and brown to complete the quintessentially fall spectrum.
Pictured from left to right are Olivia by Julep, New Year’s Red-solution by Sephora by OPI, and Don’t Be Egg-nogious by Sephora by OPI.
To color in the flowers, I used the reverse stamping technique.
The stamping was done with Olivia by Julep.
I lightly brushed on New Year’s Red-solution by Sephora by OPI to the flower petals in the design using the brush on the bottle.
At this point, I should have taken a photo, but I have to admit that I was half asleep and forgot to do so. -_- Needless to say, I stamped the colored in pattern directly onto all of my nails, varying the position of the image for a more random look.
shimmer magic, I swiped Don’t Be Eggnog-ious by Sephora by OPI over only the leaf parts of the design before I applied a topcoat.
Autumn foliage nails!
Even though there is a lot going on in the design, it was fairly simple to do. Hope you all get your fill of pumpkin-spice goodies while the season lasts! Happy polishing!