Autumn Leaves

Painted Fingertips | Fall/autumn leaves

Hi everyone!

When I switched hemispheres in August I went pretty much straight from winter back into autumn. No summer for me this year – the good news is autumn here in Minnesota is spectacular. Everyone goes on about the Fall colours, and with good reason. I just had to do something seasonal on my nails amidst all this beauty. Painted Fingertips | Fall/autumn leavesI started off with several coats of Wet n Wild The Gold & The Beautiful to get full coverage. Golden yellow is a very prominent colour here in the fall so it was a perfect base. I used acrylic paints for all of the leaves. Painted Fingertips | Fall/autumn leavesAt first, I just had green and red leaves, and inadvertently ended up with what looked like a Christmas manicure. I quickly added to orange to try to make it more autumnal. Painted Fingertips | Fall/autumn leavesThe height of the fall colour is already over so I suppose it’ll be winter soon! Hopefully that will be just as beautiful, in its own way. While taking a walk the other day, my husband snapped this picture of a particularly lovely looking tree:IMG-20151012-WA0000Isn’t that a gorgeous inspiration?Painted Fingertips | Fall/autumn leavesAnd a bonus picture if you’ve made it this far – my orange cat amongst the orange leaves! Isn’t he the cutest?IMG-20151025-WA0000

  • Cheyenne

    This is very cute! Love the base polish!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! Isn’t it lovely? So sparkly!

  • Schette EssaiBeauté

    I love the shape of your leaves. A pretty mani !

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Deborah – Love Varnish

    Aww, you walk your cat? That looks adorable! And so does this mani 🙂

    • Painted Fingertips

      It is adorable 😀 thanks!

  • Nichole C

    I wish my cat would walk on a leash. She’d have such a good time.

    • Painted Fingertips

      It took a little ‘practice’ for ours so start doing it. When we first put it on him he would immediately mysteriously forget how to use his legs. Once he saw something interesting enough though, his paralysis was forgotten! Before long he realised putting the harness on means he gets to go outside so now he comes and asks us to go out.

  • Lothwen Akira

    Excellent freehanding, you’re so good at this! Wow!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Lustrous Lacquer

    We seemed to have such a short fall here in Minnesota this year its like the leaves changed one day and then were all on the ground the next. But you did capture the colors perfectly in your mani and now I can enjoy the colors of the season a little bit longer. Good luck with your first Minnesota winter! I’ve heard its supposed to be mild temps but a LOT of snow.

    • Painted Fingertips

      Oh I totally didn’t realise you were also in MN! Thanks – I might need that luck 🙂 I hope it is ‘mild’ because it will still be freezing for me!

  • Naked Without Polish

    This is lovely!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Roselynn787

    I am so envious at how perfect these leaves turned out. I adore autumn manis but can never freehand leaves.

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! These took more effort than I wanted and didn’t quite turn out to be what I’d had in mind – I think basic spade-shaped leaves would be easier!