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Summer Meets Fall Nails & Tutorial

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With the beautiful weather California is still experiencing, sometimes it’s hard to imagine that Fall is just a month away. Fall is my favorite season, and I can’t wait for the weather to cool down, warm teas, big sweaters and boots! But I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to the bright and fun colors of summer. So I came up with a fun design with a Fall twist! These Summer meets Fall inspired nails feature an elegant nude as a backdrop to perfect metallic copper dots and rose detailings.  Talk about the perfect way to smoothly transition from summer to fall!

[large_title title=”What You Need”]
  • Nude Nail Polish
  • Copper Metallic Nail Polish
  • Acrylic Paint in Red, Pink, White, Dark & Light Green
  • Base Coat
  • Top Coat
  • Dotting Tool
  • Nail Art Brush or Toothpick

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Apply a nude polish on the nails. The base color used here is O.P.I ‘s ‘Bubble Bath’. I used three coats, but you can easily use two if you don’t mind your nail line showing.

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Next, I put dots using Essie’s ‘Leggy Legend‘. This polish is the perfect copper metallic shade! I love using it for dots! To get the perfect dots start putting them in a line down the center, leaving spaces in between each one. Then, on the side put dots parallel to where the spaces are. This will make the dots look evenly spaced and it won’t crowd the nail.

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For nail art, I would highly suggest using acrylic paint! It takes longer to dry and you can easily redo any mistakes you have made. Place three red circles on the base of the nail. They don’t have to be perfect!

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Then, using a pink color, start drawing thin lines starting from the center. I like to make a crescent moon shape, then alternate half moon lines around that. These are your rose petals so make the lines as thin as you can. I use a thin nail art brush.

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I like to add a darker color into the mix for added dimension. With this darker acrylic paint color, paint on more rose petals. I like to fill in the spaces between the red and the pink.

Time to add the foliage! I use a dark green color and paint tiny blobs to give it a flowy look. I like to paint some ‘leaves’ that cascade down in between the roses to make it look more natural.

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For added dimension, I accent the dark green with a lighter green! This gives the look more depth. This step really gives the whole look an extra boost in looking pretty. Since we’ve been using acrylic paint for this nail art design, don’t forget to seal it all with a quick dry top coat. I highly recommend using Glisten and Glow’s top coat. It dries super fast and has a shine that will last until you decide to switch the manicure!

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Here’s the completed look! The copper dots really make this nail design feel like fall to me! This design is simple and it looks so pretty.

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If you recreate this look be sure to show it off and tag us at @jannasnails @modernchicmag using the hashtag #modernchicnails

  • Sreekar Harinatha

    Wifey loves this article. Kudos!

  • Our Samyatra

    That is called awesomeness. Perfect colour combination and prefect art.

  • steph parrell

    Wow! I love this design and it looks like something I could manage. I love that base shade, I have the exact same one. I may even try our just the glitter dots as a starter. Thanks!

  • Samantha

    This nails art is so pretty and not too difficult to do! I will certainly try it x

  • Sam Temsah-Deniskin

    Arg! These nails are so cute they make me angry! Adorable!

  • Jen Sky Walker

    This is such a cute design! I love the dots with the touch of roses in your design!

  • Denay DeGuzman

    I love OPI nail polish and this beautiful tutorial. I’d love to have fun nail designs like yours – especially the lovely red flowers. Super cute!

  • I am so ready for summer to end and for fall weather to get here. I am ready for autumn designs.

  • These are so pretty! I never have the patience to do my nails, but I totally want to try this! xx

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  • tara pittman

    I love that you show that short nails can still be pretty. I need to try this

  • Familyearthtrek

    I am not at all into manicure. But those are really cute! I can imagine having my nails painted like that! Perfect for summer.

  • Rose Mont

    This is a cute look. I have mastered dots so why not try some more detail. I wonder if I have gold?

  • Ruth I.

    That is super cute! I am not sure if I can pull this of but will still try it!

  • Helene Bludman

    This looks amazing. You are truly an artist!

  • Stephanay Jnote

    I wish I had skills like that to be able to make my nails look so pretty. I love the design.

  • These are such pretty nails! I wish I could put things on my nails but it’s a sensory thing for me–it feels awful when I put on polish.

  • April@LoveOurRealLife

    Beautiful! My daughter would love this!!!

  • Michelle Gwynn Jones

    Thanks for posting this – these are so cute. And thanks for reminding me that I threw away the empty bottle of gold glitter.

    • They are adorable aren’t they! Plus there is something wonderful about gold glitter 😉

  • These are so pretty! I wish I had the patience to do my nails like this! I am constantly taking on and off surgical gloves so they wouldn’t last very long on me but I love this design! So pretty, you are very talented!

    Joy
    http://www.basicallyjoy.com/

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Oh my gosh I’m obsessed with these nails! I wish I had the coordination to pull this off!

  • I love Essie’s nail polish it’s always awesome and loving the design on your nails so cute

  • Ophelia Tang

    I love the nails and thank you so much for the tutorial. I will definitely give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

  • Christina Bruner Polovich

    You’re good at nails. I’m jealous. When I try a design it looks like a disaster.

  • jillconyers

    I’m not much of a DIY nail designer. I leave that up to my daughter. She designs for both of us.

  • Son Nguyen

    I love these nails, they’re so artistic! Ohhh now I know using acrylic paint can take longer to dry so that I’m able to redo any mistakes you have made. Gonna bookmark this for later!

  • Oh how lovely do your nails look! I wish I was able to make such beautiful nail art on myself.

  • Sự Đinh

    thanks you very much. This is very be beautyful. My friends will love it

  • Attachment Mummy

    These look great. Will show my friend who loves doing different nail designs.

  • Wow you are so talented at painting your own nails! I wish I had more patience when it comes to doing mine… haha

  • Lauren

    Wow your nails are so pretty! Not sure if I could do that to mine!!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

  • Hannah Marie

    You know I always want to have pretty nails. I think it brightens my mood to have one. It looks easy to do, I hope I can make it this pretty!

  • Those are really adorable. They’re perfect in fact. They look shabby chic to me as well as boho chic so I’ll have to try these.

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I absolutely love this look! I love to gold sparkle and the floral accent. So pretty!

  • David Elliott

    Those are such pretty nails. I know that my daughter would love them. I will have to see what she thinks and if she wants to try this out for herself.

  • kim@hungryhealthygirl

    Please come over and do my nails!! I’m usually not much for nail art, but those are gorgeous!

  • Adriana

    This is probably THE coolest thing I have ever seen!!! I need to show this to my nail lady haha!!

  • Eileen Murphy Kelly

    I normally jump from pale colors right into a very dark color for fall! I love the copper and flowers…great way to bring in fall! Awesome design and so festive!

  • I always struggle with nail art on my right hand. The left hand is perfect while the right one looks like a blind toddler painted it on.

  • Ania Ewelina

    This looks like such fun nails!!!! I love the gold accents. I wouldnever be able to do this on my own nails though.

  • OurMiniFamily

    These nails are absolutely gorgeous!! I’m kinda obsessed!

  • Claudia Krusch

    I love to paint designs on my nails. OPI is my favorite brand of polish. I will have to give this a try for this week.

  • I really suck at doing my nails, but I LOVE seeing the creative ways that other people do them. I love this design. It’s so pretty. The gold dots really pop!

  • Christiana Acha

    Wow, so creative and so beautiful. Haven’t done my nails in ages and I don’t even know why. This really looks tempting. 🙂

  • Woah these are so cute! I need to be better at doing my nails…

  • I always think “how did they make it look so cool?” when I see nails like this. This tutorial is awesome and has really walked me through what to do.

  • Nicole

    Wow these are awesome! I always love getting my nails done and finding cute and different designs to do on them! OPI is my favorite polish to use as well! I’ll have to give these a try one day, thanks for sharing!

  • Ang

    I can’t believe you did those nails yourself! They look SO cool. THis tutorial really came in handy.

  • I haven’t tried nail art but it looks so much fun doing it. The design is gorgeous! More post like this please. 🙂

  • Claire Santiago

    I have wanted to do nail art but it’s not just for me. I am not that artistic when it comes to painting the nails but I have ideas on what to put on my nails. (Gee Villaruz)

  • Well aren’t these nails adorable! I am a fan of polka dots and vintage looks. However I am not sure mine would turn out as pretty.

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