Autumn is full of the bright hues of red, orange, gold and brown. Twilight comes early, apples are crisp and leaves shimmer in the morning light. Give your nails a touch of the fall season with this easy-to-do nail design.
1. Paint nails a matte shade of white or ivory. Let dry. (Hint: using quick dry drops like Essie Quick-E or Zoya Fast Drops can really speed up the time you spend on manicures.)
2. Using a black polish (or black nail pen), paint tree "branches" on a couple of nails of each hand.
3. Pick out your best autumn color polishes...golds, browns, oranges, yellows or corals...and add dots (leaves) in various sizes in each color you've selected to each nail. Make sure your brush has only a minimum amount of polish at the tip so colors don't run. It's better to add a few at a time until you achieve the look you want. (Hint: a small, inexpensive paint brush, like from a child's watercolor set, makes great dots! Just clean between colors.)
4. Apply a clear top coat to seal!