Halloween

The One With the Googly Eye Nail Art

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  Welcome to yet another Sunday.  The weather here is mad crazy.  It's going to be 80 degrees today.  So yesterday when I put up my Halloween decorations, it was abnormally warm, the mosquitos were buzzing, and it did not feel like October at all.  I saw though that it's supposed to be 55 on Monday, so that means I'll end up sick or something.  Or we will have a horrid storm.  Either way, no fun.

Continuing on with the Halloween manicures!  Today I re-created a googly eye design which I usually do every Halloween, but for some reason didn't last year.  I think I was going to and then ran out of time.  Well, after seeing Sarah from 25 Sweet Pea's re-creation of one of my past designs using colored pupils, I decided to do the same.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • A bunch of ORLY neons
I don't know how I feel about the photo of this manicure.  Love the manicure, but kind of hate the photo.  Well, I like it because it looks more like the eyes are disappearing into the blackness of the bottle, but then I kind of hate it because you can't see the edge of my nails.  Honestly this is probably just a mind over matter thing that no one would have noticed unless I pointed it out, which I just did.  Oh well.

Easy as heck to re-create this look.  First start off with a base coat of black polish.  When dried, go through with a white polish and a dotting tool and add the white part of the eyes.  When that was dried, you add the colored cornea, then go through with a tiny tiny dotting tool and add the pupils.  Top coat and you have some spooky cute nails.

What do you think?  Like this design?  Something you would do for Halloween??

Until next time, <3.

Gradient Mani

The One With the Orange and Black Gradient

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this Thursday??  It was a super cold rainy day yesterday, and today it's supposed to be a tad warmer.  I hope it does warm up a bit because I feel like I'm starting to get a cold, and if the weather evens out, I think that the cold will go away.  Maybe?  Who knows.

Continuing on with another Halloween manicure today!  Last year Jessica from LaLaLoveNailArt on Instagram created the most perfect PixieDust gradient using Dhara and Dahlia.  I wanted to re-create it last year but never got around to doing so.  Of course that meant that I needed to do it right away.  Sadly though I don't like the look on my nails as much as I did on Jessica, but it's still an awesome manicure.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Dhara
  • Zoya - Dahlia
I mean, it is a cool looking design.  Now, Jessica kept hers matte, but I made mine shiny because the matte texture was kind of driving me insane.  At first I regretted adding the top coat, but they turned out to be so sparkly.  Literally my nails looked like black to orange gems.

I think the reason I wasn't a complete fan of this manicure was because it really was not easy to do.  I have done a gradient in the past with Pixie Dusts, and I forgot how difficult they are to do.  Maybe it's just me, but it takes forever for the colors to turn out how you want them to.  I also found it hard to get it evenly distributed.

What do you think?  Like this gradient?  Think I should have kept it matte?

Until next time, <3.


Halloween

The One With the Spider Web Re-Creation

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  Happy Sunday everyone!  How are you all doing today?  The weather is kind of weird here.  Yesterday it looked like a cold, Fall day, but instead it was so humid.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up with a pretty nasty sinus infection.  Sigh.

Since it's October, I said I would start sharing some Halloween themed manicures!  Halloween is no where near my favorite holiday, but for some reason I love doing nail art for it.  I have so many ideas and I hope to get through them all.

The first one I'm sharing with you is a re-creation of a last years vampy spider web design.  I loved this look and really wanted to give it a try again this year.  I of course broke a nail right before painting so my nails were shorter than I would have liked them, but I still got it all to work out.

Let's take a look.


Colors Used:
  • Morgan Taylor - Fruit of Temptation
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • Zoya - Dahlia
Last year I used a Jessica polish which was more red tinged, where this year I used a more pink/burgundy shaded polish.  I think I like the color better.  Sure, it's not vastly different, but it's different enough for me.

The base behind the spider web is my own concoction.  I mixed some black polish into an old bottle of Out the Door making a sheer black jelly polish.  Actually, I used the same bottle that I mixed last year, which I was surprised I was able to do.  I honestly thought that it was going to be dried up.  Took some shaking, but it came together perfectly.

What do you think?  Like this design?

Until next time, <3.


Dot Mani

The One With the Pink Holo Tape Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?? It's Thursday meaning our week is almost over and Saturday is right around the corner.  I've started doing some Halloween manicures, but I won't have them up on the blog until probably this weekend.  Every year I try to challenge myself to do new designs, and so far I've recreated one that I did last year.  We will see how many new ones I end up coming up with.

Today instead of sharing that Halloween design, I thought I would share a pink holo tape manicure I did using some of my Serendipity Polish.  Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it was fitting to share a pink manicure right from the beginning.  Sure, I probably should have posted it on Monday, but I wasn't thinking and ended up sharing the yellow flowers.  Oh well.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Serendipity Polish - I Close Deals in Heels
  • Serendipity Polish - Girl Pwr
Two beautiful polishes from the Selfmade Babe collection which I didn't get when it originally came out.  Kind of kicking myself that I waited until the store was closing to buy them because they truly are amazing polishes.  I Close Deals in Heels (totally something I can relate to) is a gorgeous dusty pink polish which covers in one coat.  I used two coats because I tend to do that regardless.  Super fast drying with no bubbles.

Girl Pwr is by far one of the best holographic polishes I own.  Two coats for full coverage.  Worked amazing for nail art as you can see by the dots and the tape design.  The holo effect was strong in every type of lighting.  Truly an amazing polish and I kind of hate gushing about it because you guys can't get your hands on it.  I'm actually kind of mad that I can't get a back up bottle.

What do you think?  Like this taped holo look? 

Until next time, <3.