Sunday, 23 November 2014

Crunchy Autumn Leaves

This is another manicure where I am attempting to fulfill several different challenges all at once!   The themes all cried out for me to do an autumn manicure with rich autumn colours, using leaves as decals.

My awesome Mexican friend, Mariana and I worked together again.  See more of Mariana's beautiful nail stamping manicures here: or on her Facebook page here
Our manicures together <3

Crumpets 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge.
This week, we have been given the prompts: "Books" and "Brown".  I don't have any books to stamp with so I used the most gorgeous, glossy, chocolate brown ever: Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine, Cocoa.

This is also a challenge manicure for our facebook group: Stamp one, Stamp all Ten!   And the theme for the group this week is "Seasons"  I chose Autumn since this is my favourite season.

A-Z Weekly Blog
I am so happy to be part of the group of nail bloggers A-Z challenge. I will try to post alphabetically every thursday.  Yesterday's letter is D for "Dark", so I used deep autumn colours for the leaves and background. Hashtag #A2ZNails

Halogen Lighting
The lovely Mariana
Bottle Shot!!!

Tools of the Trade
Base and decal colour: Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine, Cocoa GNP 34
Accent fingers:  Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine, Plum GNP 1
Glitter tips:  Barry M Aquarium Collection, AQNP4
Stamp colour: Rimmel 60 Seconds, 405 Rose Libertine
Stamping plate:  Cici & Sisi Set 01 - Plate 03

Colour shift!
Shimmery tips
Another Bottle Shot!!


  1. Love the nails with blue and brown, especially the one with blue leafs! :-)

    1. Thanks so much Lani, I am so so happy you like these. xxXXxxxxx

  2. Wow! This mani is stunning! I love the glitter and color shift and leaves... oh heck it's all perfect!