Sorry for my lack of posting this week. If you follow me on Instagram you would have saw that I was struck down by the gluten gods this past weekend & I’ve been recovering from a particularly bad attack the last couple days. I spent Monday & Tuesday in bed sleeping but I finally had a bit of a burst of energy, enough at least that I could post this mani.
& can I just say I freaking love how this design turned out?! Okay so my husband may have said that he thought they looked like spiderwebs but he’s a boy & it doesn’t count. 😂
For this manicure, the products I used were:
- Base Coat: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- Top Coat: Sally Hansen Diamond Flash
- OPI This Isn’t Greenland
- OPI I’ll Have a Gin & Tectonic
- OPI Aurora Berry-alis
- OPI Krona-logical Order
- OPI Reykjavik Has All The Hot Spots
- Essence Back to Black
- Born Pretty Store clear jelly stamper (item #38611)
- Born Pretty Store Flower Leaf Tree Image Plate plate (item #39933)
I started off with a base shade of This Isn’t Iceland the used my other OPI shades to create a Saran Wrap splatter. I topped that with clear nail polish that I knew would smear the polishes so it blended them together better. Then I stamped the leaf print over top over the blend using Back to Black to finish the design. I topped everything with top coat to seal in the design, & used a brush dipped in acetone to clean up around the cuticles. I love using Back to Black for stamping because not only does it stamp well, it cleans up easily & doesn’t leave my cuticles stained black when using acetone. There is nothing worse!
I’m digging this pattern. I wish I could have gotten a picture with an actual leaf but mine aren’t quite on fire yet. I’ll have to repeat this stamping again when the leaves are in full colour change, just for the chance to take a picture! That, or I’ll recreate one of my all time favourite Fall designs.
What do you think of these Fall leaf nails? Do you see leaves or spider webs? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Some of these lovely polishes were all gifted to me by OPI as part of the #PreenMeVIP program.