Halloween Candy Manicure!

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Hello all!! How are you today?  Welcome to the week break from the 31 Day Challenge!  I'm bringing you the nails that I did for a contest over at OPI's facebook page.  For this contest, we were asked to paint our nails with a candy themed!  Contestants weren't allowed to use any stamping plates or stickers, meaning, this was a free hand nail art contest.  Also known as, my type of contest.  Please GO VOTE for me, I would love you forever!!! lol

I sat down and started to think of different types of Halloween candy.  The obvious candy which came to mind was Candy Corn.  Since I already did a candy corn manicure, and I figured lots of other contestants would do the same, I wanted to take a different approach.  Of course I would include candy corn, but it needed more.

So, I decided to paint a variety of candies on my nails, with an accent on the thumb and ring of candy corn.  Here's what I came up with! (hello crappy inside pictures)

Colors Used:

  • Base
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
    • China Glaze - Glitter Goblin
  • Candy Corn
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • Sinful Colors - Courtney Orange
    • Sinful Colors - Let's Meet
    • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Hard Candy 
    • China Glaze - I'm With the Lifeguard
    • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Tootsie Pop
    • Sinful Colors - Courtney Orange
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me white
  • Hershey Kiss
    • Sally Hansen - Celeb City
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Everything was done using my handy dandy nail art brushes, dotting tools, and toothpicks.  Took me awhile to figure out the layout behind it.  I have to admit, I wasn't 100% happy with the manicure, but I believe it's probably because i'm OCD and things weren't turning out as expected.  Here's how the manicure went down (crappy webcam pictures included!)

I painted on a base of black and white.  Despite my messy edges, I took to Twitter showing off my plain nails.  I was super excited for this manicure so pictures just kind of happened.  I added some Glitter Goblin and was ready to go.  I started out with my two candy corn  accent nails.  These were a tad time consuming but in the end the cutest part of my manicure.  I was so happy with how they turned out that I had to start sharing.

Cute, right?  I should have kept it as is.  My mind though wanted more candy.  It's a contest for goodness sake, so I had to go all out.  With my nail art brushes, I painted on white outlines of a Tootsie pop and a hard candy.  With Celeb City, I added a Hershey Kiss to the pinkie finger and detailed the lil paper with white polish.  I then went over the Tootsie pop with red polish.  I wanted to write "Pop" on it so badly but had no room, so I opted for a "T."  I really wasn't happy with how it turned out.  I personally thought it looked like Mario's hat from Super Mario Brothers and there should have been a "M" on it instead.  Thankfully, after adding top coat, it hit the table and was destroyed.  Didn't get killed though until I snapped a picture.

It just was ugly and did not look like a Tootsie pop.  Do you see the Mario look to it?  I wanted Halloween colors, and I don't know, even though red is the staple Tootsie pop color, it didn't go with the theme to me.  Plus, since I went with I'm With the Lifeguard (lime green) for my hard candy, red next to it was Christams-y to me.  After re-applying a base, I re-did the Tootsie pop and grabbed Courtney Orange.

Ahhhhh, much better.  Looking more like a lollipop too and not Mario's hat.  And hey, I did it big enough that I could attempt to write "POP" on it!!!!  And hey the lil hard candy was looking good with the green and the detailed swirls.  Mind you, the swirl was kind of a pain in my rear with a toothpick and goopy polish since I refused to nail art with my brand new bottle of Black on Black.  New bottles are saved for base coats only!  After an hour, my one hand was done.  Yes, an hour. It was bad.  This left me at 12am with a completed hand and a right hand only with candy corns.  In an frustrated mood, I grabbed polish and got to painting the details on the right hand.  Who would have thought this would have only taken 10 minutes?  Not I, the person who took an hour on one hand!  To prove I did both hands, I totally captured another picture.

Seriously, not bad for being 12am!  I'm very pleased I was able to get "POP" written on both hands as well. Usually my skills aren't that good.

Well, what do you all think?  Appropriate for this time of year??

I would love to say thank you to Ryan of Nail'd In the South, Nicole of Polish Me, Please!, and my chief manicure inspector Gabi for putting up with me sending them a million and a half pictures and ranting the whole time as I did the manicure. <3

I would love it if you would vote for me!  You can vote by clicking this link.  Make sure you hit the "Vote" button and not the "Like" button because "like's" don't count.  Which stinks because as of right now I have more "Like's" than "Votes" lol oh well.  I really, really would appreciate it :D.  If I win, maybe I'll host a giveaway?? hmmmm.  OOOO or a contest of my own!  Now my mind is filling up with possible ideas. 

Until my next Halloween manicure...have a good one! <3

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