Manicure of the Month: My Owlsome Fall Nails

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Owls are literally everywhere in my home that it was just a matter of time before they appeared on my nails. I am excited to share my most recent attempt at nail art. I have tried this pattern before and failed miserably, but I am pretty pleased with this outcome. I think its the color combination that has ultimately won me over. I don’t have a tutorial for you today, I am hoping I can begin to feel more confident with my nail skills soon so I can start to share that side of my DIY love with y’all.

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My favorite fall time color finally made an appearance as the base color for this manicure. I used a lot of different colors to create the owl, including “La Moss” by Butter London. I also chose an opaque gold as the accent color, black and white for the eyes, and orange for the beak. I also used both a small and large dotting tool to create the designs.

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I was inspired by a lot of different videos I found on YouTube and created my own little variation. I encourage you to check some others out though, I am constantly amazed by others creativity.

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What’s on your nails at the moment?

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Manicure of the Month: Glam Bang

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Recently, I have made it a habit to peruse the beauty aisles after I am done grocery shopping. As dangerous as that has become for my wallet, I have justified it by discovering some amazing products. Including these nail art strips by Revlon. These stickers were so easy to work with and take my regular gold polish manicure to another level. Not to mention, they are the reason for today’s post. Enjoy!

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Pictured above is Beaded Couture from Revlon by Marcheesa. Let me tell you now, every design in this line is drop dead gorgeous. I picked up a few opaque designs that you may see pop up here in the next few months but decided on this clear applique adorned with white and gold jewels. I just knew they would sit perfectly atop my gold polish.

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For the gold base coat I chose The Full Monty by Butter London. I cannot get enough of this color and formula. You can get streak free shine in two coats and enjoy the subtle glitter specks without any clumps. Making this the perfect polish to pair with these nail strips.

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The set includes 18 decals in various sizes, a nail file and cuticle pusher. I have worked with a ton of nail stickers including the cheapest ones available at the drugstore to the high end ones from Sephora and these have been the easiest ones to apply. So far, I completely recommend these strips. If that changes, I will add an update.

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I am completely in love with this pairing and will probably repeat this process for New Years Eve. It just feels so fancy for September. I cannot wait to start sharing more manicures specific for fall but that does not feel natural considering it is still 90 degrees in Austin.

Has anybody given these nail stickers a try?

*I would also like to apologize for not posting a manicure last month. I had a really fun idea planned and then I lost my favorite top coat. Instead of doing the logical thing and purchasing a new bottle, I threw a few tantrums, tore my living apart searching for the lost bottle and finally decided to give my nails a much needed break. I still do not have a new bottle, that will be on tomorrows to-do list. Luckily this month I did not need a top coat as these stickers provide enough shine!