Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Festive Autumn Tree/Foliage Nail Art

I know I mentioned this in Monday's post, but I was really inspired this past weekend to do some nail art. I realized when I was working on my guest post for Let Them Have Polish that I have done barely any nail art recently and it made me sad! So to remedy the lack of nail art situation, I looked at some of the recent photos that I have taken and drew inspiration from them! This mani was inspired by a photo of the fall foliage at the lake behind my house; you can see that photo at the bottom of this post.


I started out with two coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge Bella for my base and sponged the "leaves" with Rescue Beauty Lounge Santa Fe, Zoya Elisa, and Illamasqua Scarab. Once I was satisfied with the color variety for the trees, I drew the actual tree on with a thin brush and Milani Dark Coffee. I thought the design was missing something, so I sponged Shimmer Tracy on the rest of the space. I'm glad I did; the gold glitter reminds me of leaves blowing around in the wind!


Lastly, here is the photo that inspired these nails! I took it with my iPhone and added a filter to make it a bit more pink so that it would match my phone case when I used it as a background. I hope you guys enjoyed this mani; I know I did! :)

35 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing! Love the inspiration photo too.

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  2. OMG this is amazing! I love it so much! Best mani of the week! :D

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  3. Wow! love that you were able to capture the photo to a T! fantastic :)

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  4. Ohmagawsh this is so gorgeous!! Great job!! Wow the sponging around the tree is beautiful. U did an amazing job on this!! I bow to u nail art queen!!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I am such a sucker for anything with trees! Love it!

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  6. I think your photo and your interpretation is amazing! You are right about the gold glitter. It really adds to the 'scene'. :-)

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  7. Great Scott woman! Your nail art is absolutely amazing!

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  8. OH WOW! This mani looks stunning!

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  9. Chelsea, this is stunning! What app did you use for that filter on that picture? It looks beautiful. Also, if that matches your phone case, I would love to see that too! (I'm on a hunt for a fabulous phone case).

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  10. What a nice photo! :) So beautiful! Wish I had it as background for my phone :)

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  11. OMG IM HOME! Finally another place i can get my nail addiction fix!
    From a new reader & follower
    Sakura x
    http://sweetdaysofgirlie.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. That is really beautiful. Love the colors!

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  13. I love this mani! The detail is exquisite! Overall, it's really just beautiful.

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  14. Gorgeous! I absolutely love this manicure :)

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