Halloween Kitchen Sink Inspired by Bad Girl Nails

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I'm doing quite well.  I think....just maybe....that I am feeling better.  I don't want to say it because now there's a cold going around at work and with my luck I"m going to catch it.  Let's pray I do not.

Since it's October, I'm going to attempt to do Halloween themed manicures the whole month.  I'm not ready to do the cute little monsters or jack-o-lanterns yet, so I have been looking for some subtle Halloween manicures to re-create.  I should be creative and come up with my own, but hey I was sick, I am allowed to use Pinterest to get some inspiration.

Today's design is a recreation of this bright, fun kitchen sink manicure by Bad Girl Nails.  I recently purchased the whole China Glaze Ghouls Night Out Collection, so I had a perfect orange for this design!  Ugh I love this collection, I do have some original ideas using the polishes! 

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
  • China Glaze - Lady and the Vamp
Oh my goodness.  Lady and the Vamp is the BEST neon orange polish I have ever owned!  The pictures here do NOT do it justice!  It is so bright and creamy.  Every other orange neon that I have ever owned has been extremely sheer and they take 4 coats to be opaque on their own, or 2 coats over white which is no fun.  This polish is literally two coats and you have the brightest orange highlighter neon nails ever!  I'm so happy I purchased this!  I'm excited to see if the other neons in the collection are opaque also!

I used my Twinkled T chevron vinyls for the ring finger.  Now instead of painting over them like I would when using tape, I decided to sponge on the black polish.  It worked, but I don't recommend doing it.  I think it would have been a zillion times easier and less messy to just paint normally over the top of the chevrons.  Plus, when sponging, I found that some of the polish ended up sneaking under the vinyl.  I'm not angry with how it turned out, but I was kind of annoyed.  Maybe I didn't push the vinyl down enough...who knows.

What do you think?  Fan of this orange and black manicure?  I think Bad Girl Nails' was a lot better than mine.

Well I am off...maybe to plan some more Halloween nails!  Until next time, <3.

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