Good morning polished world!! It's Tuesday, and a very warm one at that! It's expected to be somewhere between 81 and 86 degrees today. It is for sure an Indian Summer. Usually by this time of year we have had a few frosts, and we've only had one. Hopefully this means we will have a mild winter. I doubt it, but here's to hoping.
As promised, I'm continuing on with the Halloween manicures! Today's design is inspired by BadGirlNails. Totally not a design I would typically go for, but after seeing it pop up on my feed and on Pinterest, it really grew on me and I wanted to try it. I'm so happy I did, because I absolutely LOVE this manicure!
Let's take a look!
- Jessica Cosmetics - Black Lustre
- Jessica Cosmetics - Fruit of Temptation
- Zoya - Dahlia
- Black Sheer
Amazing, right? I was so sad when I removed this manicure because as I said, I absolutely loved it. I think my favorite part was the black sheer polish I made. For ages, I've wanted to make my own sheer polishes but never really got around to do it. I had an half empty bottle of INM Out the Door and a close to empty bottle of ORLY Liquid Vinyl. I poured out a little of the Liquid Vinyl into the INM bottle and shook it around. I swatched it and it wasn't quite dark enough, so I added some more, and viola! A black sheer polish was created!!! I used one coat for my base of the spider web. Originally, I used two, but it was too dark and you couldn't see the spider web on top. I learned the sheerer the better when it comes to using it as a base for nail art.
I did pull it out the bottle a few days later after I mixed it and found that it separated quite a bit, but when I shook it up it came right back together.
I love the color combination. Fruit of Temptation is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect shade for this vampy manicure. You can get away with one coat of this polish, which I did since I sponged more over the top to create the gradient.
I decided to keep the manicure shiny because I loved the end result. Sonia put a matte top coat on hers. I'm not against it, I just think that matte looks odd on me. I should have tried a matte on it the the last day I wore the mani and compared which looked better. Oh well, live and learn.
What do you think? Like this vampy look? Something you would try?
Until next time, <3.