Hello and happy Sunday, it’s gorgeous and sunny autumn day here in Newcastle and I have just been out for a walk with my tiny family and I just can’t believe how beautiful the color changing leaves are. My today’s nail art is inspired by the above mentioned leaves and I am also showing off Nelly Polish Burnt Copper swatches in celebration of Indie Polish Month.
I started off with one coat of Nail Envy and two coats of Essie Little Brown Dress. I wanted a dark base for Burnt Chopper to bring out the gorgeous shimmer and have a deep base for the bright leaves to stand out. Here’s how Essie Little Brown Dress looks on it’s own:
I then added just one coat of Nelly Polish Burnt Chopper which gave me a perfect coverage and a beautiful shimmery matte finish. I really loved the matte rubbery look, almost didn’t want to ruin it with bright leaves lol.
If you haven’t heard yet, Nelly Polish is the world’s first dry nail polish and it was sent for me in a dry powdery form (as a gift with another polish- thank you!!!). I had great fun mixing it up with clear nail polish and I found the powder to be different than I expected- it’s so soft and… light, I have never seen anything like this before. If you haven’t yet I would recommend to try it out ;)
Next I decided to draw the planned autumn leaves. I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White as a base and added Color Club Almost Famous, Sally Hansen Grass Slipper, Essie Russian Roulette, OPI A Roll In The Hague and L’oreal Paris 114 using tiny make up sponge and dabbing method to mix the colors.
After the dabbing was done I used a very thin nail art brush and black acrylic paint to draw on the pattern of the leaves. I finished it up with one coat of Color Club Fast Dry top coat.
I have come to the decision that using black acrylic paint for small details is the best. Using nail polish, even with the thinnest nail art brush, just doesn’t give neat and thin results. I know some nail art bloggers use acrylic paint for the whole nail art but I prefer to use my polishes as I have a wider selection of polishes than acrylic paints lol
Thanks for reading and let me know if you have been inspired by autumn on your nails :)