The One With the Halloween Smoosh Manicure

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  Monday is here and it's time to start another work week.  We are also officially one week away from Halloween!  Are your nails ready??  If you need inspiration, then check out my Halloween Nail Art Wheel and Tutorial Post!

This year, I have tried to stay away from re-creating designs on my nail art wheel, and try different things.  Today's manicure is for sure different and something that I have never done before!  Have you all heard of a smoosh manicure?  I first started to see smoosh manicures pop up on Instagram a few months ago when some bloggers started collaborating for #smooshsunday.  It's where you literally smoosh the colors on your nail and get a cool marbled look!  Kind of similar to a saran wrap manicure.

After seeing Jessica's (Lalalovenailart) awesome Halloween smoosh manicure, I decided to give it a go!  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Jessica Cosmetics - Black Lustre
  • FingerPaints - Paper Mache
  • FingerPaints - Tie Dye Tangerine

Isn't this the coolest looking thing ever?  I have to say, this is hands down one of my favorite techniques and I really can see myself doing this a lot more now that I figured out how to do it!  Dianna, also known as Dsetterfield74 on Instagram, told me that she achieved her smoosh manicures by dabbing the polish on a stamper then stamping it on her nail.  I was very leery that this would work, but I gave it a shot anyways. I dabbed a few drips of each color on the stamper, stamped it first on a paper plate because I thought it was too much, then stamped it on my nail.  I was amazed when I saw that this was the end result!!!  So cool!!!

I love the color combination.  So happy I saw Jessica's smoosh design, otherwise I wouldn't have ever thought of making one with these Halloween colors.  Hmmm, I wonder if anyone has done one with the purple and green Halloween colors.  Maybe using the China Glaze Halloween polishes from last year??  I wish I wasn't already planned out until the end of the month, otherwise I would have tried it!  I bet you anything that Dianna has one already on her page using those colors.  That lovely is the queen of smoosh manis!

My suggestion if you are going to do this, make sure you are using opaque, close to one coat polishes.  The first orange I was using was too sheer and it did not blend at all with the other colors.  It actually disappeared and looked more like just a black and white marble with a random orange huge in the white.  I'd have to say that all the FingerPaints creams I've ever used would be perfect candidates for this design.

What do you think?  Something you would try?  Don't you love how every nail is different?!

I cannot wait to do more smoosh manicures now that I figured out how to do them!  I think they look cooler than water marble, and honestly, it's easier than doing a marble.  Clean up was not bad either.  Make sure you tape or liquid latex your nails before doing it!

Until next time, <3.

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