Fall Inspired Nail Art
There are so many things I love about fall. The fashion, the seasonal food, the scents. One of my favourite things is watching the leaves change colour. From vibrant greens to soft shades of yellow, red and brown. Despite the fact that it is generally colder, darker and the days tend to feel longer. There is something about this time of year that brings a spark of inspiration.
Colour plays a big part in the fall season; the rich brown and ‘toffee’ tones, pumpkin oranges, various shades of red. A great way to express this is through nail art. It doesn’t have to be a full blown manicure, a simple switch in shade can get you into the fall spirit.
Here are some of my favourite ‘fall’ related shades:
Shade: Oh My Olive, HEMA – what I love about this shade is how it can really fall into many categories. I get a ‘leafy, earthy’ vibe but also a bit of a festive feel. The polish also has a great natural shine.
Shade: Calm Down Brown, HEMA – I love how this colours blends nicely with a the leaves we see at the start of the season. It acts as a great base colour and is great for those who want to keep it simple.
Shade: Burgundy, Studio London – Burgundy is a classic ‘fall’ and ‘festive’ colour. This rich tone exudes warmth and elegance. This is great for anyone who wants to go for a bolder look this fall.
For my fall nail art look, I drew a lot of inspiration from the leaves and colours. Check out a tutorial below:
1) Start with your base coat.
2) Paint the nails with a light and neutral colour, I went with beige for this – a soft colour which would provide a great backdrop for the colourful leaves.
3) To create the leaves, I used a thin paintbrush, applying a small amount of polish to the tips (alterntively you can use a nail art pen). Creating leaves with different shapes and sizes is a great way to add detail. E.g. oval shaped, ‘star’ shaped, shamrock shaped, with curved edges, with spiked edges. Great colours to use here are greens, reds, oranges and yellows.
4) Using your black nail art pen, (alterntively the thin side of a dotting tool will work) outline the flowers and leaves. Then add further detail by applying ‘veins’ to the centre of a few leaves. This helps makes the leaves look more realistic and allows the colours stand out more against the beige backdrop.
5) A little bit of glitter goes a long way! Outline some of (or all) the leaves using any glitter, gold or silver polish.
6) Finish off with a top coat.
I hope you enjoyed this post and gained a bit of inspiration for how to take advantage of this wonderful season. Thanks for reading a stay tuned for more posts.
What is your favourite thing about fall?