Colorful Autumn Leaves on my Fingernails

I love the colors of Autumn, and since it’s finally gotten chilly here, I thought that I would give myself a fall manicure.  The leaf outlines are home-made decals that I made ahead because I knew that I probably wouldn’t be able to draw leaves free-hand on my nails.  To make these, first I drew four fingernail sized leaf outlines on a sheet of paper, since I was going to have two accent nails on each hand.  Then I cut a piece of plastic sandwich bag a little larger than the drawings and taped it to the paper, painted a layer of clear nail polish over each leaf, and let it dry.  Then, using my It’s So Easy Stripe Rite in black, I carefully traced each  leaf and let it dry overnight.  When I was ready to do my nails, I gently teased the decal off of the plastic with my tweezers.  Then I carefully cut all the excess clear polish away, leaving the black leaf decals fingernail sized with no overlap.

For the mani I painted my pinky with OPI Danke-Shiny Red, my pointer fingernail with OPI I Knead Sour-Dough, and my thumb with OPI Deutsh You Want Me Baby?  I painted my accent nails with OPI My Vampire Is Buff.  Then, using the brush in the polish bottle, I wiped off all the polish, and with an almost dry brush I painted on splotches of the OPI Danke-Shiny Red, OPI I Knead Sour-Dough, and OPI Deutsh You Want Me Baby?  Then while the polish was still wet, I picked up the home-made leaf decal with my tweezers and carefully placed it on my nail.  Then I gently patted it with my fingertip to make sure that all the edges were firmly stuck to my nail.

Thumb - OPI Deutsh You Want Me Baby?  Pointer - OPI I Knead Sour-Dough, Pinky - OPI Danke-Shiny Red Accent Nails - OPI My Vampire Is Buff, topped with OPI Danke-Shiny Red, OPI I Knead Sour-Dough, and OPI Deutsh You Want Me Baby?  Leaves - It's So Easy Stripe Rite in Black

Thumb – OPI Deutsh You Want Me Baby? Pointer – OPI I Knead Sour-Dough, Pinky – OPI Danke-Shiny Red
Accent Nails – OPI My Vampire Is Buff, topped with OPI Danke-Shiny Red, OPI I Knead Sour-Dough,
and OPI Deutsh You Want Me Baby? Leaves – It’s So Easy Stripe Rite in Black

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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2 Responses to Colorful Autumn Leaves on my Fingernails

  1. I love it! Great selection of colors! ❤

    Visit my blog if you wish, I have a little surprise/news for all my followers! ❤

    Diana
    http://www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com

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