Feeling Fall

Autumn is closing down – with each passing day the city becomes a little less colorful and a bit gloomier. We get brief glimpses of sunny days, scattered between yet more rain, clouds and cold winds. The feeling of late Fall…
Fall leaves nail design

Todays nail art theme is falling leaves on the dirty rusty background. The main advantage of the design is how fast and easily it can be done :) After applying 2 coats of China Glaze Kalahari Kiss and waiting for the nails to dry, I added orange and brown with half dry standard brushes in no particular order. On the tips I applied dark brown using the same technique. Doing so I got a grungy rust effect, and this background design was dry in mere seconds. One last touch – autumn leaves water decals:

Fall leaves nail design

For this autumn leaves nail design I used:

  • China Glaze Kalahari Kiss – a ugly beautiful yellow-toned beige creme, I doubt I’ll ever wear this strange desert color solo (here it is used as base color)
  • OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! – beautiful brown (for rust)
  • L’Oreal Lush Tangerine – bright orange (for rust)
  • Autumn leaves water decals – I bought them sooo long ago, that I don’t even remember when or why
  • Orly Chocoholic – dark chocolate brown (on the tips and a couple of brush strokes over water decals to make the leaves more visible)
  • Clear top coater

Rusty nails design

The pics were done in the morning – today we had sun! So the design turned out to look not that gloomy as it was initially planned :)

Thank you for reading! ♥

16 Comment

  1. Wow, this is simply gorgeous!! Your mani makes me want to curl up in front of a fire with a cup of hot apple cider! :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Hello Jamie :) I’m glad you like the design!

  2. It is so pretty – love it Mari!!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      thank you :)

  3. These look so pretty :) I like how the decals brought it all together

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you! Knowing about you cold feelings for browns, I’m _really_ glad you like this fall leaves nail art! :))

  4. Stacy says: Reply

    Wow, Wow, Wow!! This is so fantastic and it seriously looks like it took hours! I LOVE it!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      :)) Thank you Stacy!

  5. Ma:ri:pi says: Reply

    Son una belleza tus diseños, y tus uñas impecables…

    Te invito a mi blog! hoy manicure especial por el día de la diabetes: http://todosmisesmaltes.blogspot.com.ar/2012/11/una-gota-en-el-mar-14-de-noviembre-dia_13.html

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you for the sweet words, Ma_ri_pi :)
      It’s a good cause you ve posted about.

  6. Irena says: Reply

    just WOW! keep up the really great job ;)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      oh ^^ thank you sooo much, Irena! I will try ;)

  7. Anutka says: Reply

    I love the rusty background! Fantastic colors and the whole look goes so well with the decals! I thought they were freehand :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you! The rusty design was done the way it would match decals, I just added several tiny brown brushstrokes over the leaves :)

  8. Your mani makes me really happy! Like one commenter said, cozy up with a cup of cider. :) You are so talented!!! (and add 100 more exclaimion marks) lol

    1. Mari says: Reply

      lol thank you, Karen! I’m glad you like this design :)

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