Monday, September 23, 2013

Mani-Monday: Abstract Autumn

Since yesterday was the first day of fall, I thought I would create something fall spirited. I came up with something different though and something more abstract. This nail look is abstract paired with simplicity. For the nail polish colors, I was inspired by the changing colors of the leaves in the autumn time. To get this look:
You will need:
Base coat
Nude nail polish
Red nail polish
Brown nail polish
Orange nail polish
Yellow nail polish
Dark green nail polish
Dotting tool or toothpick
Step 1: First, apply your base coat. Then apply two coats of your red polish, I used ‘Chine Rouge’ by China Glaze, on your pinky, pointer, and thumb. And then apply two coats of your nude polish, I used ‘Sandstorm’ by Maybelline, on you ring and middle finger. Wait a few minutes for your nail polish to dry.
Step 2: Next, on your ring finger and middle finger, you are going to use your brown polish, I used ‘milk chocolate chunk’ by Sephora, to create random strokes with the brush on the nail. You are going to continue doing the same method for each color. Using your orange polish, I used ‘Caliente Coral’ by Sephora by OPI; create more strokes, overlapping on some of the brown. Next, using your yellow polish, I used ‘yellow umbrella’ by Sephora, paint on more strokes on the nail. Then using your dark green polish, I used ‘Dark Room’ by Sephora by OPI, create more random strokes. Lastly, using your red polish, I used ‘China Rouge’ by China Glaze, paint on the last few random strokes on the nail. The colors should be overlapping and you can change up the order of which color you want to paint on first, second, third, etc.
Step 3: Then, on your pinky, pointer, and thumb, you are going to use your dotting tool or toothpick and dip it in the dark green polish to create the first dot near your cuticle. Then dip the dotting tool in the orange polish and create the next dot right above the dark green dot. Lastly, dip your dotting tool in the yellow polish and create the last dot above the orange dot. 
Step 4: Finally, apply your top coat and you are done! I love the abstract look of these nails. Have fun with them and play around with different colors.