Autumnal Metallic Leaf Design – Magic Ombre Effect

Autumnal Metallic Leaf Design – Magic Ombre Effect

Kirsty: Hi everybody, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, we’re going to do an Autumn Design because summer has gone. It’s well and truly gone. Now it’s time for Autumn Leaves. This is the base layer for this. So, these are set that we filled and we’re going to transform the nails and make them look autumnal. So, we’re going from summer to autumn. And this is how you can change your clients nails. So, what we’re gonna do is use Beauty Beneath, This is a goddess… gorgeous. Kirsty: Oh, it’s goddess it says.
Model: Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Adam: Is it getting to that time of day when you’re losing the ability to speak the English language?
Kirsty: Yeah, yes! Kirsty: Gorgeous nude colour, that’s what I wanted to say. My brain wouldn’t work. I’m going to do two coats of that. I’m going to make sure I cap the edge. So, I’ve got Going for Gold which is a Metallic. It’s got to go on a shiny surface. I’m going to put that here, first of all. And then, I’ll put this colour on. I’ll tell you what this colour is in a minute. I’m going right to that cuticle without flooding it. And I’m going to touch those colours and I’m going to take the gold and just blend them a little bit. Not looking perfect, you know, perfect Ombre, so don’t worry about that. Adam: Just about to say I’ve never seen you Ombre the Metallics ever? Kirsty: Never?
Adam: No, you’ve never done that. Kirsty: Hmm! Kirsty: La la la la la. Right! What I’m gonna do now is use the Urban Graffiti Topcoat. Pop a bit on a Sculpting Form or just the backing paper from the Sculpting Form. Just using this as a palette. Then I’m gonna take this size 2 brush. It’s beautifully long and thin. What I’m going to do is, first of all, the first thing I want to get good on this, is I want to create a bit of a border. We’re framing the nail. You can go directly on top of the Metallic. Wherever you touch, you nip the topcoat. That looks steady. I’m going to cure that first. Then, use the same brush. I’m going to come to the middle. It does not need to be straight. It’s actually better if it’s a little bit irregular. Can you see that? Here and here. You want a little bit of everything. And then, from those points, we’re going to do even more, coming up. These are to resemble the little veins of the leaf. Once you’re happy with that, you can pop that into the lamp. So, I’ve cured that, which would make it even more embossed. What I’m gonna do is just go over some parts. It’ll make it more textured, raised up. [Kirsty singing] Pop that in. Now, for the magic. I’m gonna use Pure Acetone and wipe over. Look at that! Model: Do you know what? Even I’m gobsmacked at that. Adam: Did you know that was gonna happen?
Model: No, I didn’t. Kirsty: Look at that. That is delish! How cool is that? And you can see that Ombre. So, you can see that you didn’t need to make the Ombre perfect because I didn’t make the Ombre perfect. However, it looks like the Ombre was perfect and it’s because the lines are so fine. Cool! I’m going to finish off with a little bit of Cuticle Oil. Yeah! Some Pink Pineapple, as I rub in. You can topcoat it if you feel that you need to, but however, I don’t want to because I want it to be slightly textured. There you are, guys. I hope you’ve enjoyed that video. We have gone all Autumnal and I think that’s good, quick easy design. Now, I think you could do that on short nails as well. I don’t think you necessarily need a big long nail. You could do it on short nails and it’s something quick you could do in the salon. Don’t forget, everything I’ve used today will be listed below. Don’t forget to subscribe. Give us a thumbs up as well. I want a thumbs up. Come on, let’s have it, give me a thumbs up. I’ll see you in the next video. Bye-bye! Adam: That is nearly as quick as the season’s changed for real. Model: That’s beautiful. Kirsty: Beautiful ain’t it huh?
Model: Hmm. Kirsty: He sent me that what’s it.

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “Autumnal Metallic Leaf Design – Magic Ombre Effect

  1. Naio Nails says:

    The Urban Grafitti Metallic Range, is not a true Gel Polish, it is more like an enamel. It air dry's, you don't have to put it in a lamp, but the heat helps it dry quicker, Unless you topcoat it, it will wear off, if you use acetone it will wipe straight off. So in this video, I used a gel top coat to protect the bits I wanted and then removed the rest. Kirsty xxx

  2. Tamara Barnum says:

    Now I love the it is very beautiful ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜

  3. heyitsjusme79 says:

    Whoa! Itโ€™s a magic show. So pretty.

  4. Jordan Gjerde says:

    These are gorgeous per usual but these are some of my favorites you've done

  5. BassetStudios Etsy says:


  6. Graciela Barba says:

    q ermosa tesalio y esta padre esa tรฉcnica de como la icistes

  7. femketjeNL says:

    Wooahh this is so cool! You come up with the most amazing designs ๐Ÿ˜

  8. Caroline Burgess says:

    My son's eyes just popped out lol he was amazed when you removed the layer under the veins!!!
    But what I'd really like to know is….. is there a video for the pearly nails you are wearing Kirsty?? They're awesome!! I'd love to give them a go, PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜

  9. Kat Tovar says:

    teach yous how to make your nails kristy please! so fabulosity <3

  10. Leonie Simpkin says:

    Oh I Loveeeeeee this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  11. cryingdust says:

    you're so talented! it looks amazing! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’–

  12. Johana Rivera says:

    I love it โ™กโ™กโ™ก

  13. YourDadIsIzzy says:

    Those metallics together are bloody gorgeous!

  14. Mary Ann says:

    Omg! My mouth dropped as soon as you wiped it off!!! That was amazing!!! ๐Ÿ˜

  15. Peg Kilday says:

    Just wow! X

  16. Elena Cotuna says:

    I was watching nailcareereducation and I was scrolling through some comments and a lot of people were like the girl from naionails she did this and she did that and it's so cool u should do it to and I was like yesssss that's my girl that's my girl kirsten yep yep I just want to say I love you and good job on what you do because u do it very good and perfect and gourgeus and I'm here for all of ur videos and comments !!!

  17. Pudja Pancham says:

    Is there a tutorial of the set you are wearing rn? ๐Ÿ˜

  18. Jennifer Hogan says:

    I love it!

  19. Mandi Coleman says:

    She was gobsmacked lol

  20. BloodLace Rose says:

    I think I am missing something on these types of designs where you wipe away what isn't covered in top coat. I have never used gel polish before but I thought the polish cured in the light and there for would have to be soaked off not wiped so easily? If anyone could answer this I would be grateful, as I am about to receive my first gels and want to play a bit, without messing it all up. Thank-you and have a lovely day!!! AMB…Rose

  21. Lauryn Bell says:

    Ah so many ideas with that one!!! Many thank yous. Would love to see the full set.

  22. Leah Anthony says:

    So pretty x

  23. Shyan Walker says:

    Can I just say what youโ€™ve just done here is pure voodoo loved it.
    Also itโ€™s spring here in New Zealand as of a week ago ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. miriam castellanos says:

    Beaitiful work

  25. Esther Cotter says:

    Wow gorgeous, I love these nails.

  26. MsEmeh says:


  27. Kristine Baker says:

    Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ that is just Amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒต

  28. Rachel Hollingsworth says:


  29. Neo says:

    Kirsty, you're a nail magician! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  30. Aussie Mummy says:

    Such a clever idea and cute design too. ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿจ๐ŸŒธ

  31. Patricia Gallacher says:

    Great video. What's on her pinky?

  32. Cindy Joy says:

    LOVE how this turned out!

  33. Petersen says:

    Awesome hair!! Wish I could do whatever with mine, our dress code doesnโ€™t allow for colored hair of an nonnatural color. I am a Registered Nurse in Minnesota USA Emergency room. Love relaxing to your videos after a long nightโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ

  34. DianeDeeTrying says:

    Fabulous nail

  35. *Blox* says:

    So beautiful I ๐Ÿ’˜it.

  36. Ori Tra says:


  37. Maibrit Jรณhanna Reynรก says:

    What is the red color called?? I would love to purchase it ๐Ÿ˜

  38. Jordell Vincent says:

    Love all your nails they are amazing

  39. Fancy Fingers says:

    Giiiiirrrrrlllll this is too amazing

  40. Petersen says:

    I like this music background better than the previous. It doesnโ€™t distract from the work you are doing and is quiet enough to almost fade away while watching.๐Ÿ˜Š

  41. GERSON JAMES says:

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ LOVE IT๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  42. Ella Cinder says:

    Love your hair Kirsty!๐Ÿ’œ

  43. Alayna Harris says:

    Your hair!!!! I love it!

  44. Reming Morton says:

    Using a black background with red โ€œveinsโ€ would also be a really great spooky Halloween look. Maybe with a 3D anatomical heart on another nail??

  45. Siobhรกn K. says:

    Definitely one of my favourite designโ€™s thus far!!! Kirsty is just brilliant at coming up with new ideaโ€™s. Is there anything she canโ€™t do on a fingernail??? WOW!!

  46. meghan stein says:

    They remind me of the veins in the heart, very cool effect with color

  47. Arrana Burden says:

    So pretty… And I love your leopard shirt!

  48. Orange Moon_ says:


  49. Debbie Walsh says:

    Kirstie when are thr naio brushes coming out I've been checking on the site since i seen the video and i so need new brushes x also awesome video can't wait to try it xx

  50. Winter Fire says:

    I wish my nail tech loved me like this ๐Ÿ˜ญโคโค

  51. Alicia Tanksley says:

    Can you do Harry Potter Nails that are themed HoneyDukes?

    Please and thank you

  52. PUGZIEE says:


  53. Nida tracy says:

    I did it!!! I did Wahoo whip it whip it good LOL

  54. Nida tracy says:

    Yes I did, I will snap chat them


    Awesome design…
    Awesome hair colour !!

  56. Antonina D'Armetta says:

    Amazing work

  57. Carmel kennedy o rourke says:

    Kirsty I have a few of your metallic polish can you just run through the application for me Iโ€™m a bit confused , they have to go on top of top coat and then cured in normal way ?

  58. Blingy_little_klaws says:

    That is so cool and so stunning ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

  59. Giulia C says:

    I gasped when she used the pure acetone revealing the final result! Wonderful!

  60. leeann cametti says:

    Kiristi, I wanna come meet you and sit in on your video tutorials??? You are my hero… unfortunately, I can't afford to come to your home and I am very sad…. I worship you. Love you ever so much and enjoy watching your work more than anyone else on FACEBOOK!!

  61. Amber Jones says:

    I wish I could like this a hundred times!!!!

  62. moontjemo says:

    very cool

  63. nickie freeman says:

    I need your polish soooo bad!! It sucks you dont sell to australia!! X

  64. nickie mccoy says:

    Does the acetone not dull the top coat at all?

  65. Heather Hardy says:

    Holy Sh*tb*lls!! That's amazing!!!

  66. Blu Ashes says:

    Do you sell water decals???

  67. Blu Ashes says:

    Incredible design I was shocked, this is going to be a game changer in the nail community.

  68. AlaineJ says:

    OMG!!!!! This is the best thing Iโ€™ve ever seen!!!!

  69. Sheila Owen says:

    Hi Kirsty, I tried this nail, but…… Would that polish come off? No it wouldn't!

  70. Sheila Owen says:

    Did exactly what you did but it didn't work ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I'll keep trying. X

  71. super-nails says:


  72. Samantha Christensen says:

    Would love to see a video about how she cleans her gel brushes and art brushes she uses in gel!!!

  73. Jennifer Campbell says:

    This would be a great way to do lightening or metallic drippy blood for Halloween. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  74. Emily says:

    Love your new hair, and this is a BRILLIANT technique! Thank you so much for sharing… Can't wait to try it!

  75. Mayra 1103 says:

    That technique is beautiful I love how it came out very beautiful…

  76. Pia Zimmermann says:

    ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

  77. steph daly says:

    These are sooooo fcking cool i love them ๐Ÿ˜

  78. Judy Hoffmann says:

    Stunning ๐Ÿ˜

  79. Crystal Millwood says:

    Wow this one surprise me

  80. KayleyAnneF says:

    This technique would make a great lightening effect

  81. Blu Ashes says:

    I just tried doing this today at my salon and it didn't work out please help?! I did it exactly like the video.

  82. Phoebe Anthony says:

    What colour is on the pinky finger? ๐Ÿ˜

  83. LisaFrank39 says:

    Do something psychedelic or 70s inspired with the metallics or maybe glitter. Or maybe a tie dye smiley face or a bunny. Dont ask why a bunny. Just thought it would be cute.

  84. LisaFrank39 says:

    Can you do a 3d blingylobster? Or a pug? Loo

  85. Amanda Hill says:

    Awesome! This nail is so cool! I love ur little creative tricks and techniques and I'm so thankful that u share them with us!

  86. Jennifer Johnson says:

    love it! so creative Kristy!!! the things and techniques that you come up with blow my mind!

  87. Carmen Yanez says:

    IIIIIII absolutly love this ones as well

  88. Colleen A Steeves Bos says:

    Whoa! That's gorgeous.

  89. trinhtwinz says:

    Whoa!!! Such an awesome technique. I was just as surprised lol

  90. Janet Grant says:

    what was the second color copper color

  91. Krissie Booker says:


  92. Debbie Tucker says:

    Wow!!!๐Ÿ˜ That is awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Love it ๐Ÿ˜ Itโ€™s like magic ๐Ÿ˜

  93. Patti Cake says:

    Aww, it didn't work for me. Perhaps because I was using press-ons? Everything came off with the acetone.

  94. Wendy Foster says:

    When I search going for gold on the website it doesn't find anything

  95. fran shoemaker says:

    Kirsty, I recently purchased a 36 piece set of a product called Anself. It is a gel product that I thought was for art work on nails. But I am not sure what it is supposed to be used for. It is very thick like builder gel. It is different colors and comes in little pots. Would you have any idea what this is for? There is no writing on the pots anywhere other than the name Anself. It came from china and was purchased on line.

  96. Danielle Blair says:

    @Naio Nails My favorite part of the videos is when Kirsty sings random shit. Lol I just love her voice and I love how talented you are๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  97. Chrislaine Roney says:

    That's is amazing girl love it.

  98. Yours Truly says:

    what was the wine or purple color on the hand on pinky finger already?

  99. Amanda Harker says:

    Wow, that's so stunning! I especially love that red metallic colour. I also adore your nails in this video.

  100. Zarna Watts says:

    Does it have to be a certain gel polish? Iโ€™ve tried this so many times but gel polish wonโ€™t come off with acetone ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

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