You may or may not have noticed that I went on hiatus for the summer. Sorry about the lack of notice – it wasn’t something I had planned on, but between my daughter being home for summer break and adopting a new puppy to house train, play with and cuddle, I decided to put my nails on the back burner.
Fall Transtion Plaid Nails
I’m not ready to let go of Fall yet. It is my favorite time of the year and fall colors generally fall into my spectrum of favorites. It should come as no surprise that when I was getting ready to do my nails, I automatically reached for a dark brown color.
Advanced Stamping in Fall Tones
Advanced stamping is one of those techniques that I have been in awe of for years, but for multiple reasons I had not managed to conquer it. My main problem was that I was trying to place dried decals on my nails and could never get them to lay down nicely because my nails curve quite a bit from side-to-side as well as front-to-back. I finally found the way to do it that works best for me and I am super pleased with the results!
Feeling Fallish – Simple Floral Nails
Here we are, right at the beginning of summer and I am already soulfully longing for the cooler days of fall – along with the earthier color tones. Best I can do is bring fall to my nails a few months early!
Fall chevron accent nails
I knew that for todays mani I wanted to do chevron accent nails and it took me a while to settle on the colors. I wanted to do fallish colors, but still wanted something bright and eye-catching.
Watercolor Fall Floral
This mani is actually from last Friday, but I am behind in posting them. I did this for the BHB weekly challenge prompt of Fall Floral. I think it ended up being more Spirng Floral, but I think it still works!
Stormy Fall Gradient manicure with striped accent
Today’s mani is a gradient done with stormy fall colors. I wanted a pretty neutral base to try out nail vinyls provided by Glam My Mani for being part of her Glam Squad. I received a nice variety of different vinyls to try out and the first are a narrow and thick stripe.
Fall Gradient Manicure
I’m here with another fall gradient! This time I was specifically trying to simulate a duochrome look by using two polishes with a similar shimmery metallic quality.
#npclairestelle8 and #BHBspooktober Day 31: Favorite Thing About Halloween and Pumpkins
I’m a bit delayed in getting this post up, but it’s been a busy weekend! This was my last challenge manicure for October and I did double duty once again. I skipped one prompt from each of the challenges I was working , so not completed, but I am happy with what I did! In total, between challenges, palette cleansers and a few swatches, I did 28 manis this month! I also learned a valuable lesson about taking on too many challenges, as it left me very little time to work on many manicures that were just for me.
Without further ado, here is the last one:
Dotticures really appeal to me – largely because dotting is one of the first techniques I tried, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I often go back to it when I don’t really have any other ideas in mind. Mani autopilot!