Halloween 2016 – Spider Web Nails

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This is the last Halloween design I’m posting! I had planned to do one more, but I’ve run out of time. Continue reading

Halloween 2016 – Bubbling Cauldron Nails

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I love how gross and green these nails look! They are definitely one of my favorite Halloween designs I’ve done. Continue reading

Halloween 2016 – Vampire Pattern Nails

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I wanted to post these earlier, but it’s been so gloomy outside that none of my photos were turning out well. Finally I caved in and took them indoors. I’m loving these nails, though it took some work to get the end result. Originally I did this same design with a red glittery background, and while I loved how the glitter looked, the designs were barely noticeable. So I redid it using Ciaté Mistress, a bright tomato red. Unfortunately, it’s not very opaque, and after four thin coats I could still see my nail. I was able to cover the sheerer areas with the black at least. To draw the vampire pattern and blood, I used Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black. For the vampire I was inspired by a Born Pretty stamping plate. I actually ordered a few new plates with Halloween designs, but I don’t think I’ll get them before Halloween sadly.

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 – Trick or Treat! Nail Art

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I’m so happy to have completed this challenge on time! It was a lot of fun and I loved all the Halloween designs I did and seeing everyone else’s. I decided to do ‘Treat’ for today, since my previous ones for this challenge were more on the spookier side – plus, Halloween candy is the best!

The background is Sinful Colors Dream On, a dark neon purple. I first drew the lollipops with Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art Pen in White. It’s the first time I’ve used these pens (I also bought a black one), and so far they’re working pretty well. I did have some issues with them dragging the nail polish as I was drawing, so I suggest letting the nail polish completely dry before using them. I’m glad I bought them though, it will make writing on my nails a lot easier. Lastly, I used Sinful Colors Nail Art Sunset and Hurricane Nail Art Yellow to color in the lollipops and create the stripes.

I guess it’s back to the 31 Day Challenge now!

Halloween 2015 – Bloody French Tips Nail Art

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We’re almost finished with this month’s Halloween nail challenge – only one more after this! For Oct. 22’s (I’m a little late posting :S) nails we were supposed to do blood and gore. I personally love Halloween, but I’m not much of a gore fan, so I went with a simpler design: blood dripping over french tips.

I began with a coat of Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Sugar Coat, a sheer soft pink. Once dried, I used Pure Ice Superstar to draw a thick french tip, though it’s been mostly covered with the red – the white is easier to see on my right hand nails, above. Lastly I took Kleancolor Blood (perfect name!) and painted the drips, then connected them.

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Halloween 2015 – Spooky Ghost Nail Art

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The theme for today is “monsters.”

I love this mani – I’m super proud of how it looks too, since my drawing skills aren’t the best.  It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do. At first I was going to paint some classic monsters on each nail, like Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster, but then I saw PiggieLuv’s Thermal Monster nails, which are super amazing, and I got the idea to paint a scene across my nails.

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I was going to add more detail to the little girl’s room, but decided against it because it would look too messy from far away, plus it was supposed to be dark. I tried to make it look like the ghost had possessed her teddy bear and was coming out to scare her. It think it looks more cute than scary, but that’s fine with me :) I used all acrylic paints for this design, with the exception of the base color, Wet ‘n’ Wild Black Creme.

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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