I love the fall season, with the turning of the leaves and all the beautiful brown and orange colors. So, why not design a look for my nails using the warm, wonderful colors of fall?
Let’s get started!
Nail Polish Remover
Adhesive Labels (optional)
Polish Remover Pads
Leaf Hole Punch (optional)
Clear Base Coat
Dark Brown Nail Polish
Dotting Tool or Toothpick
Light Brown Nail Polish
Thin Nail Brush
Orange Nail Polish
Clear Top Coat
Remove your old polish, file and buff your nails. Apply a clear basecoat and let dry.
Using the dark brown polish, paint two coats and let dry for about 30 minutes. It is very important that the polish is dry in order for step 2.
If you want, you can free -hand two leaves. However, I thought it might be fun to stencil them. Take one blank adhesive label (the kind you use for the return address on a letter) and punch two leaf designs out of the label using a leaf hole punch. You will use the label with the leaf holes, not the actual leaves.
Keep the leaves close together so you can add a stem later. Peel the backing paper off and carefully stick the label on your nail closer to the back of the nail, leaving room toward the tip for a bloom. Press firmly on the label to seal the leaf design to your nail. Fill in the stencil with the Light Brown polish.
You can totally fill it in or leave a stripe down the center of each to give dimension. Carefully remove the label, and touch up any imperfections with the dark brown polish. Using a thin nail brush, paint a stem or two using the light brown polish.
Note: If you don’t have adhesive labels, I have been told that Scotch Tape works also.
Step 3: Drip a couple of drops of Orange nail polish on the wax paper. Using the dotting tool or a toothpick, dip the end in the orange polish and make dots around the tip of the stem to create a bloom. Let all nails dry for about 15 minutes and apply two coats of clear top coat.
I hope you will try this very easy and versatile design. Have fun creating your own fall designs, and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Until next time…..keep those nails covered.