89ec2a1289fe53cc3fd5 pumpkin spice latte nail tutorial

 

Want a Mani to match your favorite fall time treat? Karolyn of Nails Of Aquarius created this beautiful tutorial to perfectly compliment your fall sweater and your Starbucks! She details how to get this Pumpkin Spice Latte Manicure with the greatest of ease! This look can be created on short of long nails, depending on your placement and is sure to be your go-to Mani for the next season! Follow along below and be sure to enter the Contest on Nailstyle in honor of #NATIONALCOFFEEDAY to win a prize!

 


 

Materials Needed:                         

Your favorite Peel Off Basecoat & Fast Drying Topcoat

1.   KBShimmer Run! It’s The Coppers!

      KBShimmer            You Autumn Know

2.   Rica Whiteout or similar 1 coat white polish

3.   Cuticle PROtect or similar cuticle protector

4.   Mundo de Unas (MdU) Brown stamping polish            

5.   Polished Vino Original Clear Vinyls in Over

      The Half Moon or regular half-moon vinyls

6.   Bundle Monster BM-004

7.   Clear Jelly Stamper CJS-13

8.   Delaney Automne 002

9.   Your favorite clear stamper & scraper

10.  Acetone & non-acetone polish remover

11.  Your favorite clean-up brush

 

THE STEPS:

Turn your bottle of You Autumn Know upside down.

Prep your nails as you usually would and apply your favorite basecoat.

Apply 2-3 thin coats of Run! It’s The Coppers! until you’ve reached opacity on your thumb, middle and ring fingers.

Use the Dab & Spread method to get the best glitter payout from You Autumn Know on your index and pinky fingers.

Follow with a healthy coat of your favorite fast dry topcoat and allow your nails to dry completely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apply cuticle protector to each nail and allow to dry.

Place the clear half-moon vinyls on the top 1/4 of your nail to create a Reverse French manicure.

Ensure that they are pressed down well, especially at the sides of the nail.

Working on one nail at a time:

Run! It’s The Coppers! Base:  Apply 1 coat of Rica Whiteout and allow to dry for about 60 seconds. Dab & spread on a thin coat of You Autumn Know. Wait about 30 seconds and peel off the vinyl and cuticle protector slowly and gently.

You Autumn Know Base: Apply 1-2 coats of Run! It’s The Coppers! until you’ve reached opacity. Wait about 30 seconds and peel off the vinyl and cuticle protector slowly and gently.

Use acetone and a cleanup brush to remove any excess polish from the cuticle area and to perfect the curved line.

Follow up with another healthy coat of topcoat and allow to dry completely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the Bundle Monster BM-004 plate, a small clear stamper and MdU Brown to pick up the highlighted triple leaf design.

Apply the design from edge to edge along the middle of the half-moon as a “divider” for the Reverse French.

 

 

Repeat on every nail except for your ring finger.

 

Use the Clear Jelly Stamper CJS-13 plate, a small clear stamper and MdU Brown to pick up the highlighted dot design.

Apply the design below the leaves, like a flourish extending from the largest leaf.

Repeat on every nail except for your ring finger.

 

 

 

Apply an inner piece of the clear half-moon vinyl over the Reverse French on your ring finger to protect it from stamping.

Use the Delaney Automne 002 plate, a large clear or silicone stamper and MdU Brown to pick up the highlighted leaf, swirl and dot design.

Apply the design to the lower 3/4 of your ring finger nail as shown.

Remove the vinyl and use non-acetone and a cleanup brush to remove any access MdU polish. Use acetone to cleanup any excess polish.

Add a final coat of topcoat and you’re done!

 

 

Don’t forget to treat your cuticles to some balm, cream or oil before you take some photos!!

 

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