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Patches and Scarecrow

It’s Black Friday! I had plans to go shopping, but they did not pan out…yet somehow I ended up posting late anyway, whoops!

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Regardless, have some pretty appropriately fall-themed nail art! I know it isn’t turkeys, but this was the best I could come up with before the actual holiday 😀

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The design was inspired by sensationails4u. I ended up using slightly duskier/darker colors for my patches than her, which I think works really well! More fall, less party. Or something. Scarecrow!

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Colors
~ Blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Orange: ULTA – Sun of a Gun
~ Red: OPI – All I Want For Christmas (is OPI)
~ Green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Nude: Zoya – Chantal
~ Black: Wet n’ Wild – Black Creme
~ White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Brown: Zoya – Dea
~ Pink: Essie – Eternal Optimist
~ Light brown: KBShimmer – Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana + Zoya – Dea

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That is a lot of colors. And yes, I had to custom-mix the light brown because somehow I don’t own one (I should fix that…any favorite light brown creme polishes I should look into?). Hope you enjoyed your Friday!

Leaves of Fall

I needed something fast, fall-themed, and elegant enough not to (hopefully) get me in trouble in the hospital, and this is what I came up with!

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It isn’t exactly a Halloween mani, but the colors are right so I’m just gonna post it now! I am actually hanging out on my “mini-moon” which is apparently what you call something that is too short to be a honeymoon (which is happening next year) but is still a small post-wedding vacation. Go figure!

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The leaf pattern is stamped with a random mix of yellow and orange which was visible in real life, but unfortunately not particularly easy to see in the photos. Sorry!

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Colors
~ Red: A England – Rosebower
~ Orange: Mentality – Orange Opaque
~ Yellow: Mentality – Yellow Opaque
~ Stamp: BP – 19

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Hope you enjoyed! Happy Halloween!

Thresh

I was going to do something wheat-like, and I found this plate! It is technically feathers but I thought it looked a little like fall-themed grain, hence thresh 🙂

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The base for this gradient is one of the KBShimmer 2016 ‘misfit’ polishes called Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana, a pastel neon orangey-yellow. It is almost exactly the color of a goldfish snack! (I found this out while eating goldfish before I added the gradient. It was glorious). The polish is a bit streaky and chalky (as one might expect of a pastel neon), and dries to a semi-matte. I used three coats for even coverage, and although you could still a little bit see where I passed the brush, overall it looked rather nice! The color is totally unique in my collection and really quite fun. It is shown here with top coat.

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I feel like I’ve been doing this color scheme gradient a lot (even if I haven’t shown some of the designs yet) but I guess it makes sense…fall and all! I tried to add yellow to the tips of my nails, but you can barely see it over the pastel orange base. Oh well, still pretty!

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Colors
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Light orange: KBShimmer – Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana
~ Orange: ULTA – Sun of a Gun
~ Red: OPI – All I Want For Christmas (is OPI)
~ Purple: Zoya – Monica
~ Black: Mentality – Black Opaque
~ Stamp: BM – XL209

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As a heads-up, I should have a post ready for Friday…but wether or not I get ANY up next week depends on how much last minute editing I can do. My wedding is this Saturday (OH SHIT) and I am still rushing around doing last minute things for that! So in advance, if there are no posts next week that’s why!

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Hope you enjoyed!

Fall Fail

I was trying to make something like this and I failed. Whoops! I needed it to be impressive enough that I wouldn’t get in trouble wearing it to the hospital and this just doesn’t quite make it.

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I should have done entirely golden leaves. I tried to mix in a few shimmery browns and yellow…and instead you can hardly tell the brown from the gold and the yellow is too faint to see! Grr.

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So, fall fail. It happens! I have a few more seasonal manis that I want to put together before winter hits, hopefully they come off better! I even made stamping decals for these just so I could get the placement perfect *sigh*.

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Colors
~ Red: Zoya – India
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold
~ Brown holo: Darling Diva – Chocolate Diamond
~ Yellow: Revlon – Hypnotic
~ Stamp: BP – 19

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Live and learn! Sorry :-p. The next few fall/halloween manis are a bit better I promise!

Clinging Leaves

I figured I needed to post this (with mostly green leaves) before the seasons changed all the way! Here in Philly the weather still dips into the high 60’s and the leaves are only somewhat changing colors! I don’t know why, they are usually bright red by this point.

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The nail art was inspired by Sassy Shelly. I loved her base color set (mine are both darker, but just as nice I think). I don’t however have the stamp she used, so I had to improvise by making a stamping decal with leaves I DID have and then cutting the decals into pieces to only cover some parts of my nails! I think I made 8 total decals before deciding on which 5 to use. Even so, the one on my ring finger covers more than I really wanted it too.

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Colors
~ Light brown: Zoya – Dea
~ Dark brown: Zoya – Louise
~ Dark green: Sinful Colors – Last Chance
~ Green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie
~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Stamps: Born Pretty – 19, 21

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This took a while just as a result of waiting for lots of stamping decals to dry (and only having one stamper). Still, it looks fun!

Falling Leaves

This bit of art was inspired by lissamel9! I loved her fall-themed nail art and just went with it. Her nails are a bit longer than mine, and I get the feeling she used at least a little acrylic. But I prevailed!

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I really love painting trees. I’m not the greatest at it, but its a lot of fun! Trees with awesome color-changing leaves are even better 😀

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Colors
~ Blue: Essie – Rock the Boat
~ Brown: Zoya – Louise
~ Light brown: Zoya – Dea
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie
~ Light orange: Wet n’ Wild – Sunny Side Up
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Light green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green

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Happy fall! I should have some of my recent favorite coming up later this week, so stay tuned!

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Enjoy 😀

Autumn Glitter

Stripes! And chevrons! I am easy to please 🙂

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I was going for a fall-themed color scheme, and I started with brown/orange/red/purple, but the brown was just a little too dark so I switched to pink. Now it is more bright than fall themed, but I like it all the same! The brown only makes a brief appearance on the edge of my thumb.

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This mani was super easy and super fast. Base color, striping tape, and ta-da! Do you think it looks like fall though? Or just glittery?

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Colors
~ Nude: Zoya – Chantal
~ Red: Zoya – India
~ Orange: OPI – DS Indulgence
~ Pink: Zoya – Allegra
~ Purple: Zoya – Valerie
~ Brown: Spa Ritual – Starry Night

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With my nails so short, it is hard to make intricate striping tape designs. I can’t wait for them to get long again!

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