Autumn Tree Nails

This is the design I currently have on my nails.  They’re supposed to be autumn trees. 😀  They were really simple to do.  First I just painted my nails turquoise, then, using a thin paint brush I painted the black lines  for the tree, and using a bobby pin as a dotting tool, I added the dots in order: yellow, orange, then red.  Lastly, on each nail I added a small yellow and red rhinestone.  Simple as that.


  • China Glaze: Sacred Heart (Neon)
  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri: Lightening
  • China Glaze: Turned Up Turquoise
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Black Out

A little about the nail polishes:

~The “Turned Up Turquoise” requires a couple coats to get a nice solid color.  I usually go with 3 coats, but the more the better.  It dries REALLY fast.  Only takes a couple seconds.  It dries to a matte finish, giving it a powdery look.  It looks really nice and feels smooth and soft. With the clear coat over it, the color loses its matte finish, turning into a shiny, shimmer-y turquoise, which is still beautiful.  But it’s not quite as special looking as the powdery finish without the clear coat.  BUT.  THERE’S ALWAYS A BUT.  Without a top coat, this color will not last long.  It’s very flaky.

~The “Sacred Heart (Neon)” is the red color.  You can’t see much of it in this photo, just a few dots, BUT, this color should be in every collection.  In my opinion.  This red is gorgeous.  It’s an everyday color that anyone can use.  I’ll have to do a swatch of it sometime so I can show you all how great it is.  It’s very durable.  It LASTS.  It’s bright, it’s fun, it’s great.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Rhinestone Mania « Lindsay11707's Blog
  2. stop biting your nails
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 14:27:31

    As ever, really insightful and also helpful piece Autumn Tree Nails LinZ Lacquer!
    Thank you.


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