Thanksgiving Turkey Nail Art

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I took a bit of a break this month from nail art, but I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. A couple days ago I finally received my order of stamping plates and a nail art mat which I’m already experimenting with, and on Cyber Monday I ordered a few holiday nail polish kits I want to review. So although November was slow, I have a lot of posts planned for December!

Anyway, these were my cute turkey nails for Thanksgiving. I had to look up some turkey clipart because I couldn’t actually remember what a turkey looked like! They didn’t take me long to do, but I did make the mistake of drawing in the feathers last which caused me to have to touch up some sections in the end. For the turkey bodies, I used Revlon Parfumerie Chocolate Truffle and Sinful Colors Nirvana. For the feathers and other details, I used Sinful Colors Copper Pot and Sinful Colors Nail Art Sunset and Be My Valentine.

Halloween 2016 – Witch Hats Nails

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I think these are so cute! I got the idea to do different styled witch hats on each nail, but I didn’t want them just floating, so I added the witches. They look so adorable peeking in! I wanted to limit the colors in the design to orange (Sinful Colors Clementine), green (Ciaté Apple & Custard), and purple (Milani Vivid Violet) since they remind me of Halloween. I used a matte top coat so it could look more cartoony, but it took forever to dry, so I ended up with a few smudges.

Day of the Dead /Halloween 2016 – Floral Skull Nails

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These are my first Halloween-themed nails of the year, and I love how they turned out! I think this design would also be great for Day of the Dead.  Continue reading

Halloween 2015 – Haunted House Nail Art

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Today’s theme is Haunted House/Graveyard! I’m not that good at drawing houses, so my haunted house just ended up looking like a regular house, but at least the streaky windows look a little creepy.

For the background, I started with two coats of Color Club Portfolio, an amazing purple-green duochrome. I’m so in love with this color! A lot of my duochromes tend to be super sheer and disappointing, but this one went on opaque in two coats. By the time I finished the design I had covered up most of it though, so I definitely need to use this polish again soon; the purple with green shine is so perfect for Halloween.

I used creams for the rest of the colors: Kleancolor Bikini Green for the grass, Wet ‘n’ Wild On a Trip for the house, and Sinful Colors Citrine for the orange glow in the sky. I think the tombstones and the houses came out pretty good, but the spooky tree looks a bit weird.

Halloween 2015 – Jack-o-Lanterns Nail Art

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I’m taking a short break from the 31DC2015 during October to do a Halloween themed challenge. I might still upload some 31 Day Challenge nails in between though. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so I’m very excited about this! I found the challenge through Instagram, but I’ll also be uploading my designs on here as usual. Here’s more info:

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This Jack-o-Lantern mani was super quick to do since I did it last minute. I just used two coats of Ciaté Hopscotch, a bright orange. This wouldn’t have been my first choice if I had a burnt orange color, but unfortunately I don’t. Using black acrylic paint, I added the faces. For some weird reason I couldn’t remember how Jack-o-Lanterns looked like so I had to do an image search to jog my memory. They were looking too plain with just the orange and black though, so I added Hurricane Nail Art Yellow to make them look lit up. Finally, since I wasn’t too happy with the orange, I added stripes of a shimmery orange (Sinful Colors Nail Art Sunset) to make the background less flat.

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Pumpkin Patch Nail Art

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So I decided to take a small break from the 31 Day Challenge to post some Fall- and Halloween-themed nail art, since I didn’t do any last year. For this pumpkin patch design, I first used Maybelline Styled Out. I then outlined and filled in the pumpkin and leaf shapes with white. I used two orange polishes for the pumpkins: Sinful Colors Clementine for the base and Sparitual Kindness to give them some shimmer and depth. The leaves are Finger Paints Underwater Enchantress, a shimmering metallic green that’s slightly sheer. I had to go over the leaves twice, but I love the effect.

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I wanted to do something more abstract (and quicker) on my right hand, so I went with diagonal stripes. I used the same colors, starting off with Maybelline Styled Out for the base, then using white to create the stripes. I went over them with Sinful Colors Clementine, Finger Paints Underwater Enchantress, and Sparitual Intuition, a sheer, shimmery blue-purple.

31 Day Challenge 2013: Gradient

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Love these nails! Now that fall is here, I really wanted to incorporate the transition leaves go through into a design. What better way than a gradient? The darkest green on the thumb is ICING True Beauty, the yellow is Sinful Colors Pull Over, the orange is OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story, and the red is Sparitual Aroused. I didn’t think any of the greens I had worked as a transitioning color, so I mixed equal parts of the ICING and Sinful Colors.