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!
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
How to Get the Look
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.