Mani Roundup – Late Summer Variety

I’ve done quite a few manis lately that I haven’t done posts for so I decided to throw them all together in one place. πŸ™‚

Sometimes, I see a color and decide I need to wear it immediately – only to realize I don’t have the color! I saw Yves Saint Laurent had a saffron yellow polish and I totally loved it, but not the price, so I decided to try to franken my own. I didn’t get the exact color I was wanting, but was still pretty happy with the results!

Franken saffron yellow with dots and stamped plaid
Franken saffron yellow with dots and stamped plaid
Franken saffron yellow with dots and stamped plaid
Franken saffron yellow with dots and stamped plaid

I added some black dots and some black and gold stamping for a look that I totally fell in love with. Even more so after I realized it totally reminded me of the iconic plaid skirt outfit Cher wore in Clueless!

POLISHES:

  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Franken Saffron Yellow
  • Funky Fingers – Dark Knight
  • Sinful Colors – Gold Medal
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • BP-L 006

One of my #mommysmanimonday prompts recently was reverse orders, where we had to do the manicure we had previously requested of our partners. The orders I receivedΒ were to do a glitter gradient, which I wrote about previously. My orders had been to create a mani based on this pattern I saw on Spoonflower.com:

Spoonflower Pattern
Spoonflower Pattern

Here is what I came up with for myself:

OPI - I Sing in Color with dotted floral design
OPI – I Sing in Color with dotted floral design
OPI - I Sing in Color with dotted floral design
OPI – I Sing in Color with dotted floral design

I painted a base of OPI – I Sing in Color (which ended up being much darker than I had wanted πŸ™ ) and then dotted on some flowers, trying to stay true to the color arrangements and style of the Spoonflower pattern.

POLISHES:

  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • OPI – I Sing in Color
  • Zoya – Rooney
  • Zoya – Arizona
  • China Glaze – X-ta-sea
  • China Glaze – At Vase Value
  • Sally Hansen – White On
  • Sinful Colors – Black on Black
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • NYC – Matte Me Crazy Top Coat

I’ve mentioned before that I am a really big fan of Sonia Kashuk polishes – and I was really excited to find this amazing nude polish in the Target clearance section!

Sonia Kashuk - In the Flesh, stamped with leaves
Sonia Kashuk – In the Flesh, stamped with leaves
Sonia Kashuk - In the Flesh, stamped with leaves
Sonia Kashuk – In the Flesh, stamped with leaves

This polish went on smoothly and easily and was a really good color for my natural skin tone. I added some fall leaf stamping using a couple of Revlon metallic polishes.

POLISHES:

  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Sonia Kashuk – In the Flesh
  • Revlon – Enrapture
  • Revlon – Captivate
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • BM-XL 13

I finally had some limited success with advanced stamping! Normally, I tend to end up with a smeary mess, but this came out perfect:

Zoya Wendy wit hdotticure and advanced stamping
Zoya Wendy wit hdotticure and advanced stamping
Zoya Wendy wit hdotticure and advanced stamping
Zoya Wendy wit hdotticure and advanced stamping

I created the image from a Born Pretty plate and then painted in my color and applied the stamp onto a white background for the result above. I added coordinating dots to the rest of my nails.

POLISHES:

  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Zoya – Wendy
  • Sally Hansen – Teeny Bikini
  • Sally Hansen – White On
  • Funky Fingers – Dark Knight
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • BP-L 027

I really liked how all of these designs came out, but the yellow plaid nails were my favorite. Let me know which ones were your favorite! πŸ™‚

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Lo
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They’re all so pretty. I think my favorite is the leaves, I love elegant fall manicures and this one is perfect!

Jennifer Gibson
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You do such amazing work!

Polished Hippy
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Wow! Every one of these is stunning! I wish my hands were steady enough to do intricate dots light that.

Jenny
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All four are really pretty but the Spoonflower one is definitely my favorite. The advanced stamping manicure is a close second though!

Schette
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Your dotted flower mani is just awesome ! Lovely !

Tracey
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These are all so beautiful β™‘

Amy
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I love them all especially the plaid. It’s so Cher’s skirt.

Sasha
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These are all such beautiful manis! My favorites are the flower pattern and the advanced stamping!!

Lacquerexpression
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These are all amazing! I always enjoy your nail art and photography!

Naked Without Polish
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Girl…that nude mani is everything! <3

Amanda
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I love ALL of these! These are beautiful!

Sailee
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Omg these are lovely… Just came across your blog and already loving it! <3