#ablecaw14 Week 3: The Heart of Autumn

Another week of the challenge, another manicure! The weather has been more fall-like here lately, so it's perfect time to do the first one of this week's challenges called The Heart of Autumn.

A while ago, I saw this beautiful manicure done by Dimavarien where she had stamped a gorgeous tree on her nails and that image really stayed in my head. I'm still quite bad with stamping and I don't own any plates that would have a whole tree in them, so I couldn't really do that manicure same way that she did. But when I originally saw it, I immediately thought about doing something similar as freehand nail art and with just some nail art brushes, and that's basically what I did for today's challenge. Of course because I wanted to add some color to my autumn manicure, my tree also needed some leaves.

I started this manicure with two coats of Essie Maximillian Strasse Her. Then I did the tree and the branches with nail art brush and Essie Mind Your Mittens. After that I added some leaves with nail art brush and three of those Zoya fall 2014 polishes: Teigen, Autumn and India.

Somehow I have managed to do nice manicures for this challenge so far, and this is really no exception: I really like this one! And I'd say this certainly counts as autumn manicure, doesn't it?! I think the challenge has really made nail art easier, you don't have to figure out inspiration just by yourself as the challenge gives you at least some guide lines on what to do. Now that I said this, I have a feeling that my Something Blue will not be as successful, but we'll see about that later this week... I do have an idea for that manicure too!

By the way, those fall Zoyas are really really awesome! I swatched them all already and I will share my swatches tomorrow. I'm just really in awe of this whole Entice part of the collection, it's so gorgeous!


Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Essie Maximillian Strasse Her 2 coats
Essie Mind Your Mittens (tree)
Zoya Autumn, India and Teigen (leaves)
Color Club Top Coat

Do you guys like my idea of The Heart of Autumn?


Disclosure: I have gotten all the Zoya polishes and both Essies for review. I have gotten Sally Hansen Nail Rehab from a goodie bag of our meet. For more information view my disclosure policy.

22 comments

  1. <3 Niin rakastan noita Zoyan syksyshimmereitä. Ja hyvä idis, ettei käytäkään oksiin perinteisen pikimustaa :)

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    1. Ne on niiiiin ihania, meinasin ihan pakahtua niiden ihanuuteen kun niitä eilen swatchailin! <3 :D
      Mietin, että noin ei tuu puustakaan ihan niin kovan näkönen kuin jos se ois tehny ihan pikimustalla. Kiva, että se idea välitty tästä myös! :)

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  2. Syksyiset ! Ja ihana tuo ensimmäinen kuva:) Mäkin tahdon kuvausrekvisiittaa,täytyy kotimatkalla bongailla mitä voisi käyttää:D

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    1. Jesh, ainakin siis tehtävä suoritettu! ;D Tää oli kyllä suhteellisen helppo kuvausrekvisiitta, pihalta vaan kävin noukkimassa. :D

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  3. Aivan vallattoman kauniit kynnet! ♥

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  4. Oh wow this looks gorgeous! Great manicure :-)

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  5. Aivan mahtavat kynnet! Upeasti maalattu puu.

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    1. Kiitos paljon, kiva kuulla että tykkäsit! :)

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