The Start of Autumn

Here we have the first of many autumn manicures I will be doing. I love fall colors above all else, their richness and warmth. And so pretty!


The base brown is China Glaze’s Mahogany Magic (yes, from the Capitol Colours collection!), with Cross Iron for the orange. The gold is Orly’s Luxe. Thumb not featured because it looked more like a pine cone than a leaf. Bonus flash pic! I realized after I downloaded the above pic that it was kind of blurry, so I took one with flash. The colors are all wrong, but the design is much sharper. I really need to figure out how to best photograph my nails, pronto.


More to come!


Swatch Me Go: Orly’s Fowl Play

Orly’s Fowl Play is the polish through which I learned that a glitter already in a jelly base is called a flakie. I don’t know who came up with the name, but it turns up a number of Google results, so I’ll use it even if it makes me think of ditzy valley girls from the early 90s (gag me with a spoon).

Orly's Fowl Play

This is also the polish that introduced me to jelly bases, and it was love at first swipe. So smooth. So glossy. So durable! Jellies seem to chip less than any other polishes on my nails, which I adore since my paper-thin nails are not made for manicure durability, no matter what base(s) I use. I can usually get about five days out of a jelly before I have to move on, whereas anything else is two or three tops.

Anyway, Fowl Play was the start of an era for me, so I wanted to showcase it. It’s also in the previous post with some gold snowflakes. This polish is stunning with gold stamping or freehand art, but I really wanted to showcase its beauty all on its own. This is already on day three of wear, and as you can see, other than some scuffing (it’ll buff out) no chips, no tip wear!