Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Fall Theme: Apple Nail Art


Good morning polished world!  I'm happy to report that the headache that plagued me yesterday and caused a short Twinsie Tuesday post has gone away!  Goodness it was a killer.  Today though I feel like I'm in some zoned out state where I just want to curl up and fall asleep in a corner somewhere.  Maybe it's the crazy weather we've been having.  Hot cold, hot cold....literally the weather can't make it's mind up.

Today is Wednesday which means that it is time for another post with The Beauty Buffs.  This week we are posting all about Fall!  Fall is peaking it's head around the corner here, but since I'm still holding on to Summer, I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do.  Very few trees are changing colors, so I didn't want to d anything including foliage yet.  It was waaaaay too early for a pumpkin manicure as well.  I was feeling so uninspired that I was thinking of sitting out or posting a few ideas from Pinterest.

Then, it hit me....apples!!!!  Fall is prime apple season where I live, and at the local farmer's markets all the apples are starting to appear!  I love going apple picking each year and wandering through the orchards, then later going home and baking goodies with the fresh apples.  Nothing smells better than fresh apple baked goods.

I did a quick search for apple nail art for some ideas and found this cute manicure by fellow Twinsie, Elizabeth from Did My Nails.  I decided against doing the mini apples and just copied her accent nail!

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • OPI - My Vampire is Buff
  • INM - Red Rover
  • Zoya - Louise and Tilda

 Fun, right?!  They came out cuter than I imagined!  I started off with a base coat of My Vampire is Buff.  This is my favorite nude polish that I'm glad I purchased a long time ago.  I'm also beyond thrilled that it's part of OPI's core collection at Sally Beauty Supply!  It's the perfect base for nail art!

When my base was dry, I used INM Red Rover (from the new INM polish collection) to create the apples.  I did not require any nail art brushes to do so, I just swiped the brush twice on my nail like I was doing a weird scalloped tip.  Red Rover is such a gorgeous red!  Perfect apple red, as well as had great coverage over the nude base.  I only had to paint the tip once!  I'm not a huge fan of red, but I love this and it for sure is now going to be my go to red polish!


While the red was drying, I used a dotting tool and Zoya Louise to ad the little stems.  By the time I was done doing that on all ten nails, the red was dry enough for me to add the leaves using a nail art brush and Tilda.  I then went through with white and added the "shine" mark.  Finished with some INM Out the Door and admired my cute apples!

What do you think?  Liking the design?  Think it's a good Fall manicure??

Don't forget to check out the other Beauty Buff's Fall posts!



Until next time, <3.