Today I've got my Autumn Leaves mani for the 6th week of the Fall into Autumn Challenge. This one was really fun for me - I got to use some new polishes and try some new techniques, and overall I loved the finished product.
I actually got to break out one of the new polishes I made that's on sale at my Etsy shop (Trix & Treats Lacquers). I just opened and put a couple polishes out, so I'm going to wait until I see what polishes are successful before I fully stock them. I've also got several that are in testing phases that I plan to put up this weekend :] But this is one of the polishes I made last week, and I honestly didn't name it after this week's challenge but it fits perfectly!
So I used my Autumn Leaves franken on one nail, and of course I had to do something different on all the other nails, as always! I rarely do uniform manis anymore, and my right and left hands never match lol.
Anyway, here are my Autumn Leaves-inspired nails! :]
For the gradient on my thumb, I painted 2 coats of Pure Ice Jaguar, then on a makeup sponge, I painted Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Heat Flash, Wet n Wild I Red a Good Book, and China Glaze Mahogany Magic.
My index and pinky fingers have a base color of Pure Ice Jaguar, and I painted on leaves using a small art brush and the colors listed in the gradient, plus SH Insta-Dri Lightening.
My middle finger is meant to be a leaf pile with falling leaves that I saw on College Polished. I sponged on all the colors listed above with a corner of a makeup sponge and I dabbed on the falling leaves using an art brush - the base color is China Glaze Kalahari Kiss.
My ring finger has one coat of Trix & Treats Lacquers Autumn Leaves over Kalahari Kiss.
Here's a closer photo:
And one in the shade:
What do you think of my autumn leaves nails? Check out the other ladies in the challenge too!