Thursday, October 31, 2013

7 Days of Halloween - Day 7

Happy Halloween!  I LOVE Halloween.  It's my favorite holiday besides my birthday (lol) and I usually dress up and decorate like crazy but this year I didn't get too.  It made me a little sad.  I still think I might throw a little something together for when I go out to dinner tonight.  Something slightly normal.  lol  I did get to do my nails though so let's check out my Halloween mani.
I think these are my favorite nails I did for the whole Halloween series.  I think I said that about my graveyard mani from day 3 but this takes the cake.  I mean how cute are these zombies and I think I did a great job creating a brain on my ring finger.  This was actually a super easy mani too.  I used a greige base color and sponged on an olive green and a grass green so make the zombie skin.  Then I used a dotting tool do the eyes and a striper brush to do the mouths.  For the blood I just used the polish brush out of the bottle and dabbed some on.  For the brain I painted my whole nail pink and then went back in with a mauve color to create the pattern.  Then I applied a wax top coat and that was it.

I hope you all enjoyed this 7 Days of Halloween mani series and that you will all have a safe and happy Halloween this evening.  Later!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

7 Days of Halloween - Day 6

OMG Halloween is tomorrow.  I'm sad I don't get to dress up either.  I have to work and last year they let us dress up (within reason) but this year they said no.  We can't even hand out candy to the kiddos.  Lame!  Anyway I do have a fun sugar skull mani to prepare.
These didn't come out exactly as I'd hoped but they're not bad for being sorta rushed.  I don't remember the colors I used either.  lol Sorry!  I just remember that I wanted to chose fun neon colors for the flowers around the eyes.  The mouths are pretty rough (lol) but I did what I could.  I definitely want to recreate these in the future to really perfect the sugar skull designs and maybe add more detail.  I feel like my nails are too short though.  Wah!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

7 Days of Halloween - Day 5

I'm gonna be honest...I hate this mani.  lol Not because it's bad.  I actually like how it came out but because it's a clown...ugh!  Scary!  I tried to make a silly, nice clown rather than a scary one because they really freak me out, man.
I started with two coats of white and then added polka dots using Zoya Pippa - yellow,  China Glaze Kiwi Cool-ada - green, Jesse's Girl Julie G Girl's Night Out - blue, and Essie Forever Yummy - red.  Then I freehanded the clown face which I actually had to do twice.  The first time it was so cute and the lines were perfect and then I applied a quick dry top coat, however the layers were too thick so it didn't dry quick enough and I knocked my nail which smudged it to where it's unrecognizable.  So when that was done I added a cute red bow on my middle finger to represent the clown's bow tie.  And done!

This is definitely a popular costume from when I was a kid.  Eventhough I hate clowns, I was a clown too.  (:

Monday, October 28, 2013

7 Days of Halloween - Day 4

Halfway through the Halloween nail series and I've having a blast creating these fun and scary manis for you all.  Today's mani is my favorite of the whole lot...seriously.  It's one that I'm sure you've seen multiple times in different ways by different bloggers, but it's like a Halloween staple.  How can you make it through this spooky holiday without doing a blood splatter mani?
Here we have my Friday the 13th/Jason Voorhees inspired mani.  Yes, that's my attempt at a dirty hockey mask.  lol I don't think it's too terrible for a first attempt.  I honestly can't remember the names of the polishes I used to create the base color/effect but I remember they were Julep brand.  One was a light greige color and the other was a darker taupe color.  Both were cremes and all I did was apply one coat of the light greige and after it dried I sponged the taupe color in random spots.  Then I used a black creme to create the holes in the ski mask and Essie Forever Yummy - my favorite red for nail art - to do the blood splatters.

So what do you think?  Did I do Jason justice?  Let me know in the comments below! (:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

7 Days of Halloween - Day 3

I am super excited about this mani.  I was going to post it before I left for vacation but I decided to hold on to it for this series.  I really love how it came out and it was totally not planned.  I just kept adding until I was happy and I am so happy.
The gradient I used was supposed to look like a dusky, nightfall behind the graveyard.  The purple is Color Club Eternal Beauty and the black is Color Club Beyond.  For the moon (yes I know it looks more like a sun but whatever) I just used a dotting tool and some yellow, orange, and pink cremes all swirled together to make it happen.  Then I just used a striper brush and black creme polish in random shapes for the headstones and crosses.  I thought this mani kind of looked like an old, creepy graveyard or those headstones you see in old westerns.  lol I don't know what I'm saying.  Just ignore me.

So let me know what you think about this mani in the comments below.  Thanks for stopping in.  (:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

7 Days of Halloween - Day 2

So for the second mani I wanted to do a mani inspired by a Halloween costume and what girl doesn't want to be a princess at some point in their lives?  I know I was a princess one year when I was way younger.  With that said, I tried to exaggerate them a little like costumes should be.
I used two coats of OPI - Pussy Galore for the pink base.  Then I started packing on glitter and glequins to my half moons in silver.  Just for fun I added three large black rhinestones to go with the decal on my ring finger.  I got the decal at Claire's and the whole set really reminded me of a Bollywood style mani but I decided to use it for my "Crown Jewels".  There was a slight problem with the decal though.  It's flat and so in order for it to fit the nail you have to curve it to the correct shape BUT it refused to stay curved.  This was a mani that I couldn't even wear out of the house because it was sticking up.  A little disappointing but still really cute if it actually worked.

I hope you enjoyed these princess nails and will come back tomorrow for some spooky nails.

Friday, October 25, 2013

7 Days of Halloween - Day 1

This is something I've been excited about since before I left for vacation.  I wanted to do a series that showcased some fun nails that could resemble costumes as well as Halloween-inspired nails.  So to kick off the week long celebration, I just did something simple that anyone could wear.
This is Above the Curve Friday the 13th.  While it is not the 13th, it is Friday so it works right?  It is a gorgeous brown, scattered holo and OMG it's amazing.  The formula was so easy and smooth and I only needed two coats.  When you add a super glossy top coat it gets even better.
 As for the nail art, I just used a fan brush dipped in Essie Forever Yummy to do the effect on my nails.  I was able to bust out my Halloween nail decals that I've had forever, and I use every year, for my ring finger.  I think this is a really fun and easy mani that everyone can wear, especially those that don't want to go too overboard and crazy for Halloween nails.

Tomorrow I'll have costume-inspired nails and I can't wait for you to see them.  Later!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Color Club Eternal Beauty

Hey everyone!  I'm back and guess what!  IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!  Yep I am 28 today.  Everyone has been sending me best wishes all day and I feel super loved.  I don't have anything planned so I'm probably going to just do the same thing I do everyday and I'm totally okay with that.  I mean, it's MY birthday and I'll do what I want.  lol  I didn't even try to come up with a great birthday mani so I went to work with naked nails.  Everyone was shocked.  I did receive a huge lemming not too long ago and I've been saving the swatches for today since it's so amazing.
I finally got my hands on Color Club Eternal Beauty and OMG!  I just die everytime I look at it.  I mean I'm almost speechless over it...almost.  I think the photos speak for themselves so I'll just let you all ogle it's beauty like I've been doing.  This is two coats btw.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Guest Post from Pointless Cafe: Round 2

So today is the very last day of all the guest posts because I am coming back tomorrow.  I hope you all enjoyed all of them and left them lots of great comments and feedback.  So let's see the second mani from Sheila of Pointless Cafe.


Nothing to Disclose

I'm so happy to be back again to keep you guys company while Danielle's away! This time I thought I'd do a Halloween-themed mani for you!

Elsa Lanchester's Birthday was October 28th - she was basically a Halloween baby after all, so she's my inspiration for this one. (If you have to google Else Lanchester, please don't tell me!)

Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein

As you can tell, it's free-handed. LOL! I used a striping brush and this is one of those I'm pretty sure I stuck my tongue out just right for...I catch myself doing that more than I'd like to admit! Doesn't seem to help, but there ya go.

I used butter LONDON Dosh, AquaDaisy Shazaam and Milani black and white polishes for this one.

What do you think? Definitely not an every day mani, but cute for Halloween!

Come on over when you have time and check out Pointless Cafe!


If you enjoyed this post, please take a second to "like" it! Thanks!


OMG how friggin' cute!  I think I talk to Sheila on a daily basis and she's always saying how she's terrible at nail art, but I think this proves her completely wrong.  Thank you again Sheila for closing out this amazing run of guest posts with something so awesome.  Now I can start showing everyone my Halloween manis.

And one more thing...TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY!  I'll be 28 and can't even wait.  I'm too excited.  I will be back tomorrow with a birthday mani, of course, and then I'll be back to regular posting.  See you then! ♥

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Guest Post from My Nail Polish Obsession

I'm still so sad that I can't be the one to show you all Halloween inspired manis, but at least a lot of my guest bloggers can, like Jen from My Nail Polish Obsession.  Check it out!


Hello readers!  I am happy to be here today guest posting for my good friend Danielle!  I'm Jen from My Nail Polish Obsession.  I love all styles of polish and I'm a huge fan of all the Fall and Halloween collections that come out every year.  Maybe it's just the colors?  Maybe it's that everyone gets so creative?  Whatever the reason, this is my favorite nail season.  So I decided to do something bright, fun and Halloween inspired for Polish. Glitter. Rock & Roll today!  I'm really proud of how it turned out and I hope you like it too!  You can follow me on my blog, Facebook and Instagram (mynailpolishobsession) to see more pictures of my manis.  
And now on to the polish!  I started this mani with a gradient of 2 NOPI colors from the Tinkerbell collection.   Sweet on Pete is a not so pastel, but not so neon green-yellow creme.  It's really pretty and had a great creamy formula.  I also used Half-Charming Half-Alarming.  It's a bright red-orange crelly that really surprised me with how pretty it was.  I loved the formula as much as the color.  I put both of those colors on a makeup sponge and applied it to my nails.  I did this 3 to 4 times to get a good base.  I then covered the gradient nails with 3 layers of Lynnderella Early Halloween.  This is a fun glitter bomb full of purple, orange, green, blue, black and silver glitters in different shapes and sizes.  The mini stars get me every time, they are so cute.  On my accent nail I did stripes with plain old scotch tape.  I did 2 layers of Sweet on Pete, tape, then covered my whole nails with HCHA.  I pulled the tape off when the polish was still wet so there was no pulling.  I picked a cool skull decal for the accent nail to keep with my Halloween theme.  It was super easy to apply.  I peeled it off the sheet and stuck it on my nail.  1 layer of topcoat and I was good to go!  

Thanks for reading! 
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This is such a great mani and totally my style.  And OMG that glitter is awesome.  Jen, thanks again for guest posting for me.  I really loved it.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Guest Post from Dizzy Little Digits

I'm really excited about this blogger's post mainly because I've done a guest post for her so when I needed a favor, she was there.  Oh and her mani is great too.  It's Denise from Dizzy Little Digits.


Hello all!
A big thank you to Danielle for inviting me over to visit with you all  :)  My own blog has been sadly out of date since I've been busy writing, so this is a nice excuse to come back to the nail art world. I've missed you all!  
This lovely little skittlette uses 4 colors:  Zoya: Shay, Spoiled: Steel the Show, Essence Colour & Go: Gorgeous Bling Bling, Wet n Wild Fast Dry: Teal or No Teal. This look was done for a friend's wedding where her colors were terracotta and turquoise.  :)
On my pinky is the terracotta Essence Colour & Go: Gorgeous Bling Bling. My pointer is Spoiled: Steel the Show, and my thumb is Wet n Wild Fast Dry: Teal or No Teal. On my middles, the base color is Zoya: Shay, with the other three colors water marbled over it.
I usually do the traditional bulls-eye method for water marbling, but this time I dropped the colors in separate corners of my bowl, then swirled them together. I was just playing around, trying something different, and I really like how it came out!
Thanks! Denise (Dizzy Little Digits -


I love how it came out too.  I love the effect on the marbling and the colors are great.  Thanks again Denise!  Have a great day everyone!
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