Fall Plaid | Fall Mani

Hey everyone! Today I am bringing you a classic plaid mani with a twist. I have been wanting to do plaid for a while, for obvious reasons. I think plaid looks extra good matte, so for once I have actually done a matte mani! The exception is that I have added a glossy leaf to each matte nail. I love the contrast of matte and glossy, especially when the glossy leaf is sparkly!

  1. For this manicure, I started by applying a peel off base coat (UNT Ready for Takeoff)
  2. For the base I used a light-medium grey creme (KL Polish Cancer). I then swiped on two different shades of grungy/mustard yellow (KL Polish Caramello and Cirque Colors Urbanized) in different areas on each nail.
  3. To make clean up easier I applied a liquid latex to my cuticles (Edge Perfection Easy Peel Polish Barrier).
  4. Because the plaid design has so many little pieces to it, and it takes time to make sure everything is lined up perfectly, I decided to first add a sticky base coat to my nails to help transfer (Maniology Sticky Base Coat). This isn’t usually something I would do when direct stamping, but for this particular pattern it really does help if you want to take your time.
  5. Using the UberChic Beauty Pretty in Plaid stamping plate, I stamped on a layerable plaid design, first with white and then black stamping polishes (Maniology Bam! White and Straight Up Black), using the Whats Up Nails Jumbo Clear Stamper.
  6. To protect the plaid design, which I have found to be extremely smudge-able in the past, I used the Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat on top. I then added a matte top coat (Anchor & Heart Sea Glass Matte Top Coat).
  7. To create the little sparkly leaves I reverse stamped various leaf sizes and styles from the Whats Up Nails B033 Does It Look Like I Give a Fall stamping plate with a black stamping polish. I filled in the leaves with a holo yellow jelly (Cirque Colors Citrine, a serious favourite of mine!) with the UberChic Detail Nail Art Brush. After they had dried I applied them to the nail .
  8. I finished off the mani by applying the Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat (Use code SUPERNOVA10 to save 10% off Maniology purchases (affiliate)) to just the leaves using a dotting tool.

What Fall colours or designs have you been wearing on your nails lately?

Watch my video tutorial below to see how it was done!

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