My Fall Wish List

While this Summer certainly seemS to have whizzed by, I am actually excited for Fall. I'm not a fan of the falling temps (and here in Chicago we get about a week's worth of Fall weather before it's officially Winter), I do love the chance to wear sweaters and boots (two of my faves), sip on a Pumpkin Spice Latte, and light some Fall-scented candles. I also love Fall nail polish collections, which usually feature some of my favorite colors and finishes. Unfortunately this season, I haven't seen a ton of nail polish that's gotten me really excited. Everything is sort of same-y, same-y and safe. I keep looking for the Fall colors that I love: mustard yellows, burnt oranges, rich greens. But so far? Nothing. This year's fall wish list is rather small compared to previous years. But there are some really unique colors and finishes on it. ILNP has really been blowing me away with their toppers and their Fall collection is really pretty. OPI's Iceland Collection is overall pretty meh, in my opinion. Except for one color, Turn on the Northern Lights - which is STUNNING. I also have my eye on two China Glaze polishes that are right up my alley. 


From the Archives Bonus Post: Golden Vine Fall Nail Art

Originally posted: November 12, 2014 


Tools used:

Bundle Monster Plate 510

Colors used:

China Glaze Don't Get Derailed

NY & Co. Millionaire

Top Coat: 

KB Shimmer Clearly on Top


From the Archives: Gradient Fall Stamping w/UberChic Beauty Wild West Plate

Originally posted: November 28, 2016 


Tools used:

Clear Stamper

Makeup Sponge

Uber Chic Wild West-01 plate

Ellagee Lickety Split Liquid Latex

Polishes used:

Zoya Cinnamon and Ziv

Hit the Bottle Black as Knight

KBShimmer Clearly on Top


I started with two coats of Cinnamon and once dry I applied Lickety Split around my cuticles and sponged on my gradient with a combo of Cinnamon and Ziv. I applied a layer of Clearly on Top. Using my stamper and Black as Knight I stamped on my image from the Wild West-01 plate. I finished with another coat of Clearly on Top. 


From the Archives: Fall Nail with Essie Playing Koi

Originally posted: September 30, 2016



Tools used:

Winstonia Berry Wine Striping Brush

Winstonia Fine Line Nail Art Liner

Nail Art Pro Acrylic Paint in Black

Polishes used:

Essie Playing Koi

Zoya Cam & Ziv

OPI Squeaker of the House

KBShimmer Clearly on Top


I started with two coats of Playing Koi - I am in love with this color for Fall - I then used my small fine line brush and paint on Cam, Ziva and Squeaker in vague leaf patterns. I didn't worry too much about precision since I would be outlining each leaf to give it more shape and dimension. I then used my black acrylic paint and my smallest striping brush for the Berry wine set to outline the leaves. I finished with a coat of Clearly on Top. 


From the Archives: Flannel and Wood Fall Nail Art

Originally posted: November 6, 2014 



The tools:

Small detailing brush

Colors used:

China Glaze Adventure Red-y (base color)

Sinful Colors Last Chance

Zoya Frida

OPI A-Piers To Be Tan (base color)

OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys

The steps:

I started by painting my nails with my base colors. Once dry I used my detailing brush and Suzi Loves Cowboys to create the wood pattern on my ring and pinky fingers. For the plaid pattern I painted small squares on my nails with Last Chance. I used Frida to create the stripes. Frida is a jelly polish so it was perfect for the buffalo plaid pattern.