Monday, October 14, 2013

Ghost Nail Art - My First Stud Manicure!

Good morning!  How are all you lovely people today?  I'm doing well!  Especially because I have yet to bail on bringing you a Halloween manicure each post during October!  I'm really loving today's post since it turned out exactly as I pictured it in my head!  Don't you love it when that happens?

I completed today's manicure using the new Nail Art Society kit curated by my fellow renowned artist Emily of Very Emily.  This kit, known as the I Love Studs Kit, contains a bottle of Jessica polish in Black Matte, 2mm orange studs, 2mm purple studs, 2mm pink studs, and 3mm gold studs.  If you have yet to dive into the world of studs, this kit might be perfect for you!  I never have used studs, and this kit was a perfect introduction to them!

Since I wanted to stick with the Halloween theme, I decided to use the orange and purple studs along with the Jessica Black Matte polish.  Let's take a look at what I came up with....

Colors Used:

  • Jessica - Black Matte
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • China Glaze - Ghoulish Glow
Yup, another glowing manicure!  Let's take a look at the glowing ghosts!

Cute, right?!  I love this manicure so much more because of the studs!  I started off with a base coat of Black Matte on all my nails.  This polish applied decently and I had full coverage with two coats.  When my thumb and ring finger were dried, I took my nail art brush and painted on the little ghosts.  After the white was dried, I used my smallest dotting tool and dabbed on Ghoulish Glow.  With my medium sized dotting tool, I created the little eyes and mouth.

Applying the studs was easier than I thought it would be.  I asked some of my fellow renowned artists how they applied studs and followed their advice.  When the polish was still wet, I used my stud Picker Upper (purchased from Sally Beauty), and placed them on the nail.  As the polish dried, the studs dried exactly where I wanted them to.  If you don't have a handy dandy Picker Upper, you can use a toothpick that's a little wet, or your dotting tool with some top coat on it.

What do you think of the look?  Liking the studs?  Liking the glowing ghosts?

If you like this kit and are interested in purchasing it, head on over to the Nail Art Society's website and subscribe!  You must subscribe by October 15th to receive the I Love Studs kit.  If you miss the deadline, then you can purchase it at a later date from the new NAS Shop!

I'm so happy with this kit and can't wait to see what other looks I can come up with using this polish and these studs!  The other renowned artists have come up with some great manicures, so be sure to check them out below!!!

Until next time, <3.

**The NAS I <3 Studs Kit was provided to me by NAS for my honest review.  Please see my disclosure policy**

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