A Halloween Kitchen Sink Manicure

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Good morning polished world!  Hope you are all doing fantabulous.  Today I am keeping somewhat with the Halloween theme by bringing you a kitchen sink manicure using some Halloween colors.  I am going to start off this post by saying it did not turn out exactly as planned, but I think it is decent.  In the end, you really can't go wrong with a Kitchen Sink manicure, can you?

When I made my list of ideas for the month, I put "tape manicure" on there, which transformed into a kitchen sink manicure.  My thumb and ring finger were supposed to have a diagonal checkerboard design with an orange base and black and white squares, but it just failed.  Even though the polish seemed to be dried, the tape still managed to rip it off.  I was so upset.  Since it was 11pm, and  I didn't want to sit around and wait for more dry time, I just opted for a simple swirl design.  

I'm still not 100% positive if the swirl fits with the rest of the nails right, but eh, I'll let you all be the judge.  Let's take a look.

Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Lianne
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
  • Hard Candy - Black Tie Optional
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
For this manicure, I decided to use Zoya - Lianne.  To me, Lianne is a shimmery tangerine polish.  It's an oldie but goodie in my book which doesn't get the attention it deserves.  It was actually my first ever orange polish that I purchased about 2 years ago when Zoya was having a BOGO.  Pretty much one of the best decisions of my life, since I have used it a lot in the past.  

When Lianne was dried on my pointer and pinkie, I added a coat of Black Tie Optional.  I have talked about how much I love this polish in the past.  It just is perfect for this type of manicure.  After Liquid Vinyl dried, I added some orange and white dots.  Lianne was a bit sheer for dotting so I had to go over each dot twice to make them really stand out on top of the black.

For my ring and thumb, the failed nails, I did my Curly Q design.  This time around I added a few dots in the blank area like AyDii did when she was my Nail Artist of the Month back in July.  I really love how it looks with those dots!

What do you think?  Think this works for a "Halloween" kitchen sink manicure?  Does the Curly-Q's work?

Here's to hoping my next Halloween manicure turns out exactly as I picture it!!!!  Only a few more to go before the actual day!  I really hope you're enjoying each manicure I post :)

Until next time, <3.

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