Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Falling Forward Nail Art Challenge Day 5: Leaves

Hello lovelies! I hope you're week is going well. It's Wednesday so we're almost to the weekend! This weekend I'll be going to Howl-O-Scream which is an annual tradition with my friends and I couldn't be more excited! What are you guys up to?!

Today brings us to day 5 of the Falling Forward Nail Art Challenge and the theme is leaves. Honestly, this is probably the theme I was most excited for when making the challenge. It's actually the idea that sparked the challenge after some late night Pinning.

I'm really quite proud of this mani and the way the color scheme turned out so let's get started!

L-R: China Glaze Rougish Red, China Glaze Jungle Queen, China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, OPI The Thrill of Brazil, Wet n Wild Wet Cement and a black Stripe Rite

I used Wet Cement as the base on my pointer finger then drew the veins of the leaves with the black striper. For my middle finger, I used Kalahari Kiss as the base then used Rougish Red for the leaf and Wet Cement for the dots above it.

For the ombre on my ring finger, I grabbed a sponge and painted a layer of Jungle Queen, followed by a layer of Rougish Red and Kalahari Kiss then just sponged it on. Finally for the ring finger I decided I wanted to do a little pile of leaves with some falling down. I used an art brush and did small cross strokes of Rougish Red then Jungle Queen over a base of Kalahari Kiss. I used Jungle Queen for the falling leaves and voila!

Overall, I'm in love with this mani. The colors went fabulously together and I couldn't be happier with this result. Maybe it's just because Florida doesn't really have a "fall", but this mani makes me want to snuggle up with some hot cocoa!

What's your favorite part about fall?! Don't forget to enter the Trick or Treat Giveaway!


  1. I love love LOVE your gradient!! Absolutely perfect for fall!

    1. Kim (College Polished)September 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      Thank you so much! Stay tuned for Friday when the theme is actually gradient I have something great planned!

  • Very beautiful, Kim!! I love it!

  • I love your leaves! I really like the middle finger nail, and the gradient next to it!

  • Great. Pefect nailart for fall.

  • The Sparkle QueenNovember 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    I’ve featured your beautiful nail art design on my recent post “Top Thanksgiving Nail Art Ideas & Inspiration” on my blog! (

    If you create any more looks like this that you think fall into this category, post links on my Facebook wall or comment on the post and I’ll add them and the links in the post! Keep up the great work!

    <3 The Sparkle Queen