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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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Amazon Haul Part Two

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I got a couple more things, so I figured I would update my Amazon Haul.  I received my Konad stamper and scraper, dried flowers, dotting tools, and brushes.

First, the stamper and scraper.

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I seriously doubt that I ever use the scraper.  I have never understood the whole metal scraper on metal plates thing.  I use an old gift card to scrape the polish off.  I like the two sizes on the stamper, so placing images that are smaller or whole nail are easier.  And, after a few sample stamps, I have decided that even if you don’t want to spend the money on Konad plates, the stamper is worth it.

Next, the dried flowers.

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For the same reason as the other dried flowers, I got these because I wanted something more colorful than how mine dry from my garden.  These are just five petal flowers, where the others were very, very tiny.  The colors are much more fabulous than the picture shows.  In addition, this was supposed to be a 36 piece set, with three of every color.  There are easily five flowers in each slot!  BONUS!  I haven’t tried them on my nails yet, but I don’t see why they wouldn’t be terrific.

Third, the dotting tools.

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The dotting tools and brushes actually came together in one set.  They are going to be fine to use.  They seem like a decent quality, and are easy to hold on to.  My only complaint with these is that five of the heads are the same size, and five are different.  So, instead of the advertised ten heads, it’s more like six.

Finally, the brushes.

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There are fourteen brushes and one dotting tool.  There are striping brushes, and ones with squared off heads.  With these, patterns, designs, and clean up will be a breeze.  I think for the dotting tools and brushes together, it was about $4.  At that price, these cannot be beat!

Do you buy nail stuff on Amazon?  Any must haves?  I’ll keep you posted when the rest of my haul comes in!

Ta-Ta!

 

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