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Shooting Stars

Nail Studs

I wanted something kind of fun for my toes this week.  I went with a shooting star look, that I am not totally in love with, but I also am not totally offended by it.  Please excuse any messy edges on my toes.  I don’t really think anyones feet are that great, but I swear I have particularly gnarly ones, and no amount of clean up seems to work.  If you have found the answer to this problem, please share.  The only thing I can find to do is clean up as best as I can, and then wear them around.  It wears off in a day or two.

Star PedicureI began with two coats of OPI I Sing in Color.  It looks really dark in the pictures, and it is…but it is more of a deep plum than black or brown.

OPI I Sing in Color

Then, on my big toe, I put a gold star stud, and trailed it with some holographic gold glitter.  On the teeny toes I put gold microbeads (caviar).  The end result is a decent look.

Microbead Pedi

I am wondering how long the microbeads will stay in place once I put socks and shoes on.  I guess time will tell.  🙂

Thanks for reading!

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Autumnal Toes

Nail Art Supplies

I seriously love fall colors, glitter, and toes peaking out of jeans on a nice autumn day.  I combined all of these things for a snazzy fall foot look.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

I began with a layer of Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Branch Out on all the toes.  That left a nice brown base to work with.  Then, on the big toe I put a layer of Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Copper Penny.  This polish has copper glitter in circle shapes of all sizes.  It added a nice pop.

Loose Holographic Glitter

On the other toes, I used a dotting tool to place a few of these beautiful, diamond shaped, fall holographic glitters.  I also sprinkled a few onto my big toe.

Fall ToesFall Nail Design  While the pictures are a little meh, the results were great.  A neutral enough look to go with everything, but sparkly enough to catch the sun on those beautiful fall days.

Fall Fingers

Fall Nail Polish

I love autumn!  I got married in the fall, the colors are beautiful, sweatshirts are cozy, and the air always smells so good.  I wanted to try to make the perfect fall fingers, so I combined a bunch of glitters and put them on top of a brown nail polish.

Insta Dri Moracc-go  I began with Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Moracc-go.  It’s a rusty kind of color that seemed like a good base for the seasonal look.

Loose GlitterThen, I pulled out ten little glitter pots that seemed like a good variety of fall colors.  There was a holographic gold, gold, copper, green, burgundy, red, purple, orange, tan, and brown.  I toyed with the idea of trying stripes or somehow fading one color into another, but I couldn’t come up with any combination that made me feel like I had hit the spot.

Fall GlitterSo I used some tweezers to pinch out a little of each and mixed them together.  I wish that the sun would have been shining a little brighter when I took these pictures because it really sparked with each of the colors that I used.  Fan Brush GlitterThen, using a fan brush I applied the glitter to the wet layer of nail polish.  I will admit that I began with an attempt to do a faded look with more glitter at the bottom, then thin it out toward the top, but I goobed one up, and thought forget it.

Fall Fingernails  Fall Nail Design I sealed all of the glitter in with a top coat.  The finished product was a glittery fall look, and I was pretty happy with it.  With the variety of colors, it matched a tone of outfits, and I got lots of compliments.

These pictures were taken after a few days of wear and they still looked pretty good.

What are your favorite fall looks?  Let me know.  I am looking for a cute Thanksgiving idea.

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