Saturday, October 13, 2012
Crunchy Autumn Nails Tutorial
The thing with nails is, you can do pretty much anything with them and can play with colors, textures, moods and so much more. To me, they mostly stand for a mood or the way I feel. Could also explain why I change them up every other day.
Since autumn has hit full on, and so has the autumn mood, I decided to create a bit of autumn on my nails. I usually don't stick leafs on my nails, but this time I found it to be necessary. You can only do so much with colors. In the end, browns and golds can be used at any time of the year, but the dry leafs only come around once.
So, without further ado, here’s what you too can do:
First Up: Collect your leafs and tear them into little pieces. I admit there's not that many dead leafs lying around just yet, so I just got one type. But I highly recommend getting all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors, it makes for a much cooler manicure!
Secondly: Pick your polish. I went with Catrice - In the Bronx because it's all autumny and gives a really nice bronze effect
Thirdly: As your polish is still wet, carefully place pieces of your leafs on your nails. You need the polish to be wet so that they can stick properly. Push them down with a toothpick or something else that has a small tip
Then: If you have some matching glitter, dab it on the sides of each piece of foliage so that it looks like that's what's keeping them in place. In fact, it will indeed also keep them better in place and it looks very pretty.
And Lastly: Top Coat It! I suggest a thicker top coat if you have one, if not, just put two layers of a normal one on top for everything to come together and shine.
And Voila! This is what you will end up with!
I actually like the fact that it looks like has some texture, even if you don't feel it because of the top coat.
It's a great autumn manicure and I’ve had many people stare at it and ask how I managed to do it. Well folks, hope you're reading this!
Have you tried any autumn manicure yet?
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