Monday, September 16, 2013

My Plead for Autumn

Hello, dearies!

I have a quick post for you today.  I've been feeling nauseous for the past couple of days and sitting here typing is giving my head the spins :(  Anywhosy...

I'm ready for For Autumn/Fall to come.  I'm over the hot weather, I'm tired of running the AC, I'm even over the iced drinks.  It's time for the season to change danggit!  So, I've set aside my bright/neon polishes in the hopes that better weather will be coming soon ;)

Julep, Karmen, Otte, Daria, Autumn, Fall, Leaves, red, tan, beige, nails, nail art, nail design, mani
 Colors Used: Julep - Karmen, Otte and Daria

I received Karmen (shimmery red) in my September Maven Box and quite honestly I wasn't thrilled.  I thought to myself, "Well, what the heck am I going to do with that?".  It almost ended up in the giveaway pile, but something clicked yesterday and I suddenly realized it had great potential for being a leaf color...

 I did 2 coats each of Karmen and Otte (camel/tan) and then with my striping brush I applied my red leaves.  I outlined them with a black striping polish and then as an after thought I used Daria (a grey polish that accompanied Karmen in my Maven Box) to make  wispy wind swirls.  I top coated with Color Club Clear.

I'm surprised at how much I like this mani.  I'm not sure if Karmen is my favorite polish in the whole wide world, but she can stay for now haha.

Hopefully I'll be feeling better soon and there won't be a long break between postings.  Please forgive me if that is a complete lie...

Until next time!

Stef <3


  1. Kelsey @ Polished PrescriptionSeptember 16, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    This is so beautiful, Stef! The color combo is great and I love the leaves and the effect of the wind blowing. You're making me crave fall even more now!

  2. Love your leaf design! Found your blog via Pinterest.

  3. This is so pretty! It reminds me so much of autumn! The red you have used for your leaves is so pretty! :)

  4. I'm so ready for fall too and this mani makes me want to go to my local pumpkin patch!

  5. Wow, this is really beautiful

  6. Yeah, I still freaking LOVE this look. I don't know if it is the colors or what, but I just love it. I knew they had to go on my fall roundup for all things pretty and non-creepy nail art for the season! Here they are: Can't wait to see more of your fall looks! xo The Sparkle Queen

  7. You're so sweet! Thank you very very much!! :D

  8. This Nails are just perfect for this years fall/winter!
    By the way, I love your blog!
    I'm your new follower! :)

  9. Thank you so much for all of the love Julia! It's greatly appreciated :D And thank you so much for following!! <3