Hello everyone! And to my Canadian friends, a very happy Thanksgiving! Unfortunately I have very quickly come down with a cold, so it’s likely I’ll be spending this Thanksgiving at home with my kitties. In reality, I’m pretty ok with that (and I think they are too)!
One mani that I have always wanted to do is a Pumpkin Spice mani! I am of course obsessed with PSL’s, and I usually count down the days to them coming back every August. This year was no different, and I am so psyched to have finally done a PSL mani! This was also made possible by the recent stamping plate release from Uber Chic Beauty. Their Hello Fall and Pumpkin Spice plate is exactly what I have been waiting for!
- For this manicure, I started by applying my favourite base coat, Orly Bonder, to all of my nails.
- For the base colour of this mani I used the most beautiful metallic red to orange-yellow duochrome, Morgan Taylor Sunrise and the City. I mean how perfect is it?!
- For all the designs in this mani I used the UberChic Beauty Hello Fall and Pumpkin Spice Stamping Plate. This plate has a variety of sayings, layerable designs, pumpkins and even coffee cups!
- For my pointer and ring fingers I used the reverse stamping technique with pumpkin and coffee cup designs. I used a black stamping polish (Born Pretty Store #3) and filled in the designs with orange, brown (Maniology Pumpkin Head and Annato Clay Stamping Polishes) and white polishes (China Glaze White on White) with the Maniology 106 Drawing Brush. What reverse stamping means is that you transfer the pattern from the plate onto your stamper with a polish shade that you want to be your outline, and then you fill in the design with different polish colours directly on the stamper. After that has dried, you can then stamp the whole pattern onto your nail.
- Before applying the reverse stamped designs, I applied another coat of base coat on each nail and allowed it to dry for a minute or two. This made the nail slightly tacky, so that the designs would transfer better. I then transferred them to my nails.
- I finished off the middle finger by directly stamping on a cute saying, plus some leaves with a white stamping polish (Born Pretty Store #4) and another small reverse stamped pumpkin.
- I finished off the mani by applying the Maniology No Smudge Nail Polish Top Coat (Use code SUPERNOVA10 to save 10% off Maniology purchases (affiliate)), followed by my regular glossy top coat (Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat).
This mani definitely fulfills all my pumpkin spice dreams! I’m sad that I’m sick this weekend, because I would usually be making pumpkin pies, but at least I got to have pumpkins on my nails!
Watch my video tutorial below to see how it was done!