29 October 2018

Halloween Nails 2018: Old School Witches

For today's Halloween manicure, I went old school and dug into my stash (which is actually pretty small for someone who's been active in the nail polish community for 7+ years).

I used China Glaze Something's Brewing which is part of their Halloween 2015 collection along with China Glaze Light As Air which is part of the core collection but my bottle dates from 2012.

I love the juxtaposition of the soft feminine purple with the bold glitters. So cool!

I freehanded a witch's hat detail on my middle finger using colors that matched the glitter to bring the whole look together.

26 October 2018

Halloween Nails 2018: Cute Ghosts

Today’s Halloween manicure uses the super cute stamps from MoYou London 53 again. I can’t help myself!

I used the advanced stamping technique for the ghosts.

My base coat is the gorgeous You’ll Move Mountains from Tonic Polish

23 October 2018

Halloween Nails 2018: Zombie

For today's Halloween manicure, I went on the slightly gory side.

For my base, I used Dollish Polish Zombie Flesh. I first picked up this polish back in summer 2012. It still is as great of a polish years later.

Next I added red strips down my nails to represent blood. I used a red jelly polish here so it would seem more blood like.

Finally I added some black stitches. They don't have to be perfect :) I topped it all off with a fast dry top coat of course.

17 October 2018

Halloween Nails 2018: Pastel Bat Nail Art

As much as I love to use traditional colors for holidays or certain times of the year, I also find it fun to use something unexpected!

For this Halloween manicure, I stuck to traditional black and purple. Except to change it up, I used a pastel purple! That purple combined with the adorable bat image makes this such a sweet manicure.

The products used are Glisten & Glow Mother Flora and Little Black Dress plus MoYou London Festive 53 which has a ton of adorable images for Halloween.

14 October 2018

Halloween Nails 2018: Black Cat Boogie

Black Cat Boogie is from Painted Polish and is a black/dark grey base with rainbow glitters. I cannot find out any info for this polish, but I assume it's not available right now (my mom purchase it in a destash).

11 October 2018

KBShimmer Hide and Eek

KBShimmer Hide and Eek is part of their Falloween 2018 collection. 

It’s a pretty white crelly full of Halloween colored glitters (green, purple, orange, black, and yellow). It takes 3 coats to be opaque.

09 October 2018

Halloween Nails 2018: Skulls

I picked up this stamping plate awhile ago and have been saving it for Halloween.
I was peeking around in my Helmer, trying to figure out which polish I wanted to pair with this plate when I found the perfect polish.

For the base of this manicure, I used OPI Skull and Glossbones. I stamped used Funky Fingers Dark Knight and the previously mentioned Born Pretty Store plate BP-146

08 October 2018

Halloween Nails 2018: Spiderwebs and Spiders

There's certain times of the year that just really lend themselves sooo well to nail art, and October is one of them for me. So be prepared for a ton of different Halloween related polishes and nail art designs.

I picked up Girly Bits Put Your Strap On at Polish Con. It was part of the Polish Pickup June 2018 and was sold at the convention as part of the Polish Pickup overflow table with all proceeds going to charity. I actually picked this one up twice to look at it, so I totally knew I needed to get it when I picked it up the second time.
It's a gorgeous white semi-jelly based polish with tons of shimmer and flakies. I needed 3 coats for full opacity.

I used it as the base of my spiderweb and spider themed manicure. The webs are stamped from Festive Collection Plate 53 from MoYou London. I freehanded the spider using black nail polish and a small brush.

02 October 2018

Fair Maiden Spiced Cider

Fair Maiden Spiced Cider is an absolutely stunning fall polish that I picked up at Polish Con Minneapolis. Fair Maiden describes it as "a red/orange base multi-chrome that shifts magenta/red/copper/gold with golden holographic sparkle and iridescent color-shifting glitter."
It is seriously fall in a bottle.