Happy Halloween!!! Graveyard Nails!

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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!

Colors Used:
  • Base
    • Sinful Colors - Amethyst
    • Sinful Colors - Cool Grey
    • INM - Out the Door
  • Designs
    • 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.

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