Nail Art - Fall Inspired Manicure

I associate rich, warm earth tones and holos with the season and used these in my latest manicure.
Fall inspired manicure using butter london brown sugar  zoya bar essie penny talk o.p.i. a-piers to be tan

My main inspiration was 'Brown Sugar' by Butter London. 'Brown Sugar' is a copper shimmer with gold glitter and microglitter that becomes opaque after 2 easy, thin coats. Such bling and beauty to this polish! I wore here it on my pinky and index finger.

Fall inspired manicure using butter london brown sugar
Polish shown is 'Brown Sugar' by Butter London. Two coats plus top coat.

For my ring finger, I chose 'Bar' from Zoya's Magical Pixie Dust Collection. 'Bar' is an topaz-shade, opaque, textured, holographic glitter with a matte finish. I own every single one of the Magical Pixie Dust and I am well on my way to owning the regular Pixie Dusts as well! If you love opaque glitters and textured polishes, give the Magical Pixie Dust a try. You will not be disappointed! 

Shown below are 2 coats of 'Bar' over 'Penny Talk' by Essie and no top coat. You do not need a base for the Magical Pixie Dusts, but you use less polish if you do so. The polish also last for several days without chipping without the need for a top coat.

Fall inspired manicure using zoya bar
Polish shown is 'Bar' by Zoya. Two coats over base, no top coat.

Last, I chose to do large, single chevrons on my middle ringer. For this design, I started with 2 coats of 'A-Piers to be Tan' by O.P.I. This is a dark caramel creme that is part of O.P.I.'s 2013 Fall Collection. The formula and application are great and you can get away with using just 1 coat if you do not have the luxury of time! I then used Seche Vite's fast dry top coat and placed 2 large single chevron nail vinyls once my coats were completely dried. I applied a coat of 'Penny Talk' by Essie over the vinyls and removed carefully while the polish was still wet.

Fall inspired manicure using o.p.i. a-piers to be tan
Polish shown is 'A-Piers to be Tan' by O.P.I.

Fall inspired manicure using essie penny talk
Polish shown is 'Penny Talk' by Essie.

Fall is almost over, but these classy colors have year-round staying power! What do you think? As always, thanks for reading and feel free to comment below!

Nail vinyls provided by Glam My Mani for my honest review. Vinyls can be purchased at


  1. This is so gorgeous! I love the mix of finishes you chose!!! :) Happy Thanksgiving!