Abstract Fall Leaves based on a tutorial

First I wanna say that there’s only about two hours left to enter my giveaway!  Get your free entries in right here!  Sometime tomorrow I will announce the winners via email, and I’ll put out a blog post too.  Can’t wait to pick the winners!  Good luck everyone!

The prompt for week 2 of October’s Nail Art Ideas Linkup is Autumn Trees.  I’ve had so many great ideas for this theme and decided on an abstract leaf design that MrCandiipants came up with.  You can see her youtube tutorial here.  Someone commented on the vid and said that the design looks a little weird on square nails- so I wasn’t sure how I would pull this one off!  Then yesterday, I had a major nail snafu on my thumb!  I had to file the side of my thumb nail way down after a section of it cracked off.  😦  I was being a scaredy-pants but I managed to file my nail to a semi-stilletto shape to disguise the break.  It came out great!  I loved the way my pointy nail looked!  So I did my other thumb too just for spits and giggles.  I’m really contemplating making all my nails stilletto.  But get real Jac…. who am I kidding?  I won’t have the guts!  But my new thumbnail shape is a great reason for me to try out MrCandiipant tutorial now.  Well, on two nails at least.  So here we go!

abstract leaves

I used a variety of colors for the leaf design…and it was a little hit and miss.  I changed my mind a few times and in the end I wound up using similar shades to what Candiipants used.  Here’s a list of my colors:

dark orange ♥ Art Orange from AVON

light orange ♥ Orange Creamsicle from AVON

yellow ♥ Inspire from AVON

green ♥ Limelight from Ulta

teal ♥ Read my Palm from Sephora by OPI

black ♥ Liquid Leather China Glaze

abstract fall leaves

Is it okay that I only did my thumbs?  I really didn’t know how to make the design look nice on my other square nails… so the others are painted nice and simple with Kalahari Kiss.  I’ve been dreaming of getting Kalahari Kiss for a while now…. and when I recently placed an order on Cherry Culture I had to add this one to my cart.  That site sells China Glaze real cheap!  I think it was $3.99 and I had a discount code so I made out like a bandit!  Kalahari Kiss is one of those fugly kinda colors… but I’m so glad I got it.  It’s versatile, smooth and opaque and will be very handy for nail art I think.   Believe it or not, I only needed one coat for this mani.

Here are the other prompts for October.  Join in whenevs!

30th Sept – 6th Oct Breast Cancer Awareness :

7th-13th Oct Autumn Trees :

14th-20th Oct Things That Go Bump in the Night :

21st-27th Oct Treats and Sweets :

28th Oct – 3rd Nov Hallow E’en :

Read My Palm!


I’m psyched that the theme for today’s 30 Day Challenge is GREEN!  Green is probably my favorite color for nails- and the shade I’m wearing today is just my style.  It’s called Sephora by OPIRead My Palm  and it’s a sage colored cream.  I pulled some inspiration from the name of the polish and came up with this idea:  Palmistry Nail Art!  I can paint my nails to look the lines on the palm of my hand.  Sure, why not paint part of my hand onto another part of my hand?  Sounds logical.  LOLread_my_palm

I started with two coats of Read My Palm.  Then I used my sephora nail art brush and some black nail polish to mimic my heart, head, fate and health lines.  I used my own palm as a reference, so this mani is just as unique as me!  The awesome thing about this design is that I didn’t need to make the lines perfect since neither are the lines on my hand.  I also painted a star on my ring finger and a cross on my index since I found some prominent markings on my mounds. Lol hmmm, interesting!  One means I’ll come across a lot of money and I’ll excel in the arts, and the other means an affectionate relationship will alter me and I’ll marry for love.  😀

Wanna hear more about Palmistry?  Keep readin’…

WHAT ARE THE MAIN LINES ON OUR PALMS?  Here’s a handy dandy sketch I made to help you identify your lines!  Like her fuchsia painted nails?


RIGHT OR LEFT PALM?  Which hand are you supposed to analyze when reading your palm?  There’s varying opinions on this.  Some say that if you are right-handed, then you should read your right hand… and lefties should read their left hands.  On the other hand, I’ve heard that an analysis of your dominant hand represents the situation you were born into.  Then as you get older you should read your non-dominant hand which represents the circumstances that you find yourself in as you age and progress in life.  I went with the latter since that seems to make sense to me.

WHAT DO THE LINES MEAN?  Here’s a really good site that discusses all the different lines in detail: Psychic Library/Palmistry Room. If you have love on the brain and you’re interested in marriage lines then here’s a neat site for you: ofesite.com.


Hope you enjoyed my palm reader nails!  They were fun to work on! 

Have you learned anything about yourself from palm reading?