Autumn Leaves Nail Tutorial

So the other day, I had tweeted that I was going to do a nail tutorial but it didn’t quite come out to be what I wanted. The new brush that I bought was just way too thick and the branches came out sloppy.

The 1st Result:
MAC Seriously Hip with Rimmel 60 seconds in 521 Dazzle

I wasn’t going to edit the video since it was a FAIL and tweeted that I would redo it with the proper material. I actually wanted to pick up Nail Art polish in gold which I thought I had it but I don’t. I remember seeing it somewhere at either F21 or dollar store and first top at F21 didn’t have it and I was too lazy to do a second stop. My nail haul came today though from Head2Toe Beauty so I couldn’t wait to try it out.

But instead of redoing the 1st nail tutorial, I decided to totally revamp it and came up with this. The colors of golds, oranges and reds on the nail represents the leaves falling from the branches.

You can always leave it like this for a fiery look! =D

I added sparkles for more pizazz and to make the branches stand out more
The Final Result
I must say it came out better than expected.
What do you think? =)

And here’s the video tutorial for it.

Nail colors:
Orly Calcium Shield as base coat
Rimmel 60 seconds in 521 Dazzle
OPI Tangerini Bikini (thx Nu!)
Rimmel Lycra Wear 10 in 322 Russett Flame
China Glaze Spellbound
Nail Art Deco in black for branches
Seche Vite as top coat



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  1. So creative Mel! Seriously I don’t know how you guys paint your nails so nice! No matter how hard I try something always happens! LOL! But I love the black & both versions of your fall nails!

  2. WOW! i love this 😀 very nice!

  3. WOW that’s amazing!!

  4. Oh I love the black nails the best but the rest are wonderful too. I wish I could wear nail colours but I handle food all the time and never get to have long nails. 🙁

  5. a very pretty look and very well put together design.

  6. thank u girls! =D you guys like the black one?? it’s actually more dark dark green… i was ehh about the gold branches.. hm.. dumb brush

  7. looove the oranges and golds in the 2nd attempt! I’m going nuts over glittery polishes lately, makes me want to buy a bunch of em – spellbound looks so pretty! I have Liquid Leather on my toes right now – very nice, deep and glossy black 🙂

    A thinner brush on the gold in the black & gold nails would’ve been good – I like the subtlety of just the 2 colors though 🙂

  8. hi mel! cute nail designs.. but i must confess i was distracted by ur beautiful ring instead. haha =)

  9. yes i do need a nail art polish in gold.. hehe.. NEED! i’ll prob end up doing another tut on it.. maybe

    thx emi! haha.. thank u! i am right handed so designs look so much better on my left hand.. haha… also my left hand fingers always seem a bit more slender compare to my right hand so i def prefer using it for a “model”. =D

  10. i like the orange one. very pretty and cheerful. visit me too for some nail designs. TQ