Sunday, November 3, 2013

Falling for Nail Art: Harvest

     Happy daylight savings! I don't mind falling back an hour, but I'm not okay with how early sunset comes. It's depressing. When I started to do my nails this afternoon, I completely forgot it would be dark soon. I hate having to use artificial light, but I guess I'll have to get used to it. Winter's right around the corner.

     I originally wanted to do a sponge gradient. Alas, my sponges are nowhere to be found. I think I've purchased at least 4 packs of them in the last few months. I don't know where they're going. To see what I actually came up with, check out the rest of the post under the cut.

**All pictures were taken in artificial light.**

Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Acrylic Paints: red, orange, yellow
Seche Vite
nail glue
gold studs
small paintbrush
wax pencil


    I started with a white base. I then put a dot of each paint on an index card and swirled then a bit with the paintbrush. (Make sure not to mix them too much!) I dabbed the paint on my nails until I was happy with the look. It didn't take long at all! I think this is far easier then the saran wrap method. 


    My lighting was freaking out my cameras. The picture above was on my actual camera and this one was on my phone. It's a bit truer to color.

     After applying some top coat, I used a small bit of glue to fix the stud to the nail. If you haven't tried out the wax pencil before, get one! It's perfect for picking up studs. It sticks and you can still see what you're doing.


    What do you think of this look? Is it something you think you could pull off? Harvest colors are some of my favorite. I love the mix of autumnal tones this time of year. 

Don't forget! You can still join in on the challenge. You can post them on your blog and add your link below, post them on Instagram with the tag #fallingfornailart, or you can share them on my Facebook page and I'll share them from there. I'll also be making a Pinterest board!  Do as many or as few as you'd like. Here's the schedule:

Check out the other bloggers who have joined in!


  1. Thank you! I usually don't use gold, but I think I'm starting to be okay with it.


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