Friday, October 1, 2021

Nails ~ Fall Skittles with Flakies

Nothing says 'October is here' like Fall themed nails. I have been meaning to do something like this for the longest time, but I lacked the perfect green for it. Most of the greens are muted or muddy. I needed something crisp.

2 coats of the cremes - Sun

I don't have too many Autumn colors in my stash. Most of my stuff is cool toned. Even this orange is borderline neon, but I used flakies to conceal it. I will have to add warm-toned yellow to my wish list as well.

2 coats of the cremes - Fall Afternoon Sun

I started with cremes, but I immediately wanted sparkles. How could I not? I looked for all the flakies that would match the base colors, and I added five different ones; one coat of each. The sun was setting that day, so I decided to wait until the next day to take good pics.

3 coats - Shade

This mani received lots of compliments. Luckily, no one questioned why I have 10 different nail polishes on. I think the normies are too busy with current affairs nowadays. I usually get asked "how many nail polishes do you have?" when I change my mani too frequently during the week.

3 coats - Sun

I tend to change the subject when such questioning ensues or brush it off using the old "I don't know, like half a drawer?" response. We all know my top coats alone occupy that space [insert shifty eyes]... My favorite is to stare blankly and disassociate for a couple of seconds, kind of like Elaine in that Seinfeld episode where she is asked what is wrong with Kramer.

3 coats - Sun

Anyhow, I think this will become a staple mani come next October. It's easy to do, and it goes well with most outfits. I wouldn't mind adding some Fall leaves to it, but then I would risk it being too over the top.

3 coats - Shade

This last pic shows the gorgeous shift of each of the flakies.

Layering Order:
Kokoist Mega Stick Base Coat  Gel (I cure it for 90 sec. with Kokoist Le Blanc in low heat)
Kokoist Excel Builder Gel (I cure it for 30 sec. with Kokoist Le Blanc)
Essie Smooth-E Base Coat
2 coats Urban Outfitters Red 1 (pinky only)
2 coats Urban Outfitters Yellow 1 (ring only)
2 coats Chanel Giallo Napoli (middle only)
2 coats Enchanted Polish Grass Stain (index only)
2 coats Dare To Wear Fabulous Boot Camp (thumb only)
1 coat Lorena Sindy (pinky only)
1 coat L'Apogee Rubi (ring only)
1 coat Inglot 205 (middle only)
1 coat Inglot 203 (index only)
1 coat Make Up Store Lava (thumb only)
OPI DS Topcoat

Where to buy in the US:
Aside from the DTW brown, they are all discontinued.

Fine Print: If you find something wrong with this post, please let me know, broken links, typos, different opinions, etc. I am not a professional makeup artist, nor a nail tech, nor an aesthetician, so please take everything with a grain of salt. Actually, take anything found on the internet with a grain of salt <3

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