Happy Halloween, polished world!!! Are your nails all dressed up for the big day? I sure hope so! Of course mine are with my favorite Halloween design of the month! I most certainly believe I saved the best for last with these spooky haunted graveyard nails!
I first was inspired to do this design after Kelly from Nails for the Sake of Sanity showed me this manicure she did for a guest post. I had never seen a silhouette graveyard design and loved how unique it was. I needed it on my nails! I delayed and did my other designs first because I was scared that I was going to mess it up. I thought about crossing it off my list until I saw this manicure by Janice from _Nail_Bliss_ on Instagram and that flame was re-ignited within me to do this design.
I finally mustered up the courage, sat down, and began painting this design on my nails! Let's take a look!
- Sinful Colors - Amethyst
- Sinful Colors - Cool Grey
- INM - Out the Door
- Orly - Liquid Vinyl
- Sinful Colors - Unicorn
Amazing, right?! I'm so happy I decided to do this design because I'm in LOVE with the end result!!!
To get the look, I started off with two coats of Sinful Colors - Amethyst. I have owned this polish for at least a year and the bottle is half gone since I have mainly used this polish for gradients and random nail art details. I want to kick myself for never using it as a base because it applied perfectly and had such a rich color! I may go out and purchase another bottle just to have as a back up, I loved it.
After seeing that Kelly started off with a dark base color and did the gradient on top, I thought I would do the same instead of starting off with a white base coat. When my two coats of Amethyst were dried, I took a make up sponge and painted on a line of the purple and a line of Cool Grey. I dabbed it on the nail and was beyond ecstatic with the result. It so pretty how the purple blended into the grey polish!
I liked how Janice applied a coat of Fairy Dust over her gradient to look like a starry night, so I decided that would be perfect on top of this purple. Since Northern Lights dries fast, I was able to start designing my graveyard shortly after finishing my gradient. With my nail art brush, I drew on all the little designs. I decided to use Sinful Colors Unicorn for the moon and glowing windows since it has that subtle glowing look.
What do you think? Liking these nails? Did you do a haunted graveyard scene this year?
I have enjoyed bringing you Halloween manicures all month and I truly hope you have enjoyed each post. I may do something similar in December for Christmas, but I'm not 100% positive yet. As of right now, I have a back log of manicures that I'm dying to share with you which I did before I decided to challenge myself with these Halloween manicures. I'm also dying to play with all my new polishes. It's going to be rather nice not having a theme for a bit!
Until next time, <3.