Wednesday, November 27, 2013

BEAUTY: Fall Apple Manicure Tutorial

I love a theme! After my Halloween nail art, I was getting kind of bored with regular nail polish so I wanted to create another seasonal manicure. Instead of traditional Thanksgiving nails (okay, maybe those aren't traditional for most people), I wanted a general autumn situation on my nails. I almost went with leaves, you guys, but since I didn't get to go apple picking this year, I had to go with my favorite fall fruit. Plus, I had this vintage apple fabric for the backdrop so it was kind of inevitable.

WHAT YOU NEED
Red Nail Polish {NYC 223}
Green Nail Polish {Sally Hansen Going Green}
Lime Green Nail Polish {Sinful Colors Innocent}
Brown Nail Polish {Wet n Wild Wet Cement}
Black Nail Polish {Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris}
White Nail Polish {Wet n Wild White 449C}
Pale Nail Polish {NYC Love Letters}
Green Striper Nail Polish {L.A. Colors in Bright Green} - Optional
Top Coat {Seche Vite}  //  Dotting Tool

HOW TO DO IT
Start with a base of the pale polish. I'm using one meant for a French manicure. You can also just start with bare nails, but this adds a more polished (PUN ALERT) finish.

Use the small end of a dotting tool (or a nail art brush) to draw a curved line that looks like the top of an apple [a] across the middle of a nail. Fill in the space below the line to create the apple [b].

Repeat on all nails, using different shades.

Use the brown nail polish to add a small stem above each apple shape.

Use the green striper or the green polish on a brush or tool to add a leaf shape next to each stem.

For a fun variation, create a sliced open apple by painting a white shape that mimics the apple shape inside one of your apples. Add two black dots for seeds.

Use the dotting tool or a brush to add a white highlight mark on the right edge of each apple.
Finish with top coat.

I know bananas come in a bunch, but what do apples come in? Whatever that is, you have one now!




Are you into seasonal manicures? What would you choose for fall nail art? What do your nails look like right now?


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16 comments:

  1. I think it's a peck of apples. Weird, right? My nails are wine red right now for Thanksgiving but I wish I could do nail art. My hands aren't steady enough. That apple fabric is the shizz!

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    1. Ah, yes - a peck sounds right! Thanks, that fabric is from an awesome vintage lot I was gifted and I adore it! xo

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  2. oh these are so cute! Definitely going to be sporting this manicure for Thanksgiving weekend! Thanks for the idea!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Yay! I'm sure it will look amazing on you! xo

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  3. This is so adorable that it makes me wanna scream. I want to take a bite out of each of these, watch out! :)

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    1. Sassy, sister! Maybe I'll try some other munchable nail art for when you visit so you can have a snack supply. xo

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  4. Gah, somehow I missed this until now! So so so cute! I had a couple of nails break recently so mine look like crap right now, thanks for asking! Haha. I saw some cool nail art with leaf-shaped water decals... one could probably do leaf shapes with a brush or tool though.

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    1. Haha! There are still plenty of fun nail art looks for short nails! I've never tried water decals on my nails but they sound fun. xo

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  5. These apple nails are just amazing! I love them! I don't think I have ever seen any cooler design! Thanks so much for the lovely idea!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Wow, thank you! Serious compliment. I hope you try it and love it! xo

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  6. This is ADORABLE. I'm totally in awe since I can barely paint my nails with just a coat of polish ha ha.

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    1. Thank you! Awww, I promise nail art gets much easier with practice! xo

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  7. These these these!!!! AHHHH I die. Too cute. I've always wanted to do the apple nail but never get around to it.

    Much Love
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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