Thursday, October 31, 2013

Backed Up Halloween

I have been such a bad blogger this month! Ugh! I have been so busy. I have been doing my nails, though, and today I have three Halloween manicures to show you!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Just a Quickie : Spooky Sky

Base color - Ulta Little Black Dress
Clouds - Julep Stefani
Moon - Julep Blake
Bat - Sally Hansen Black Out

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Candy Corn French

Someone suggested candy for a Halloween inspired design. Of course, when you think Halloween candy, candy corns come to mind. I wanted a less literal design, though, so I decided a cute French mani inspired by candy corns would be fun!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Textured Jack-o-lantern

I've always liked the combination of textured and smooth polishes. It adds depth to any manicure. So, when I decided to do a design involving Jack-o-lanterns, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Zombie Nails

This is another fun design for Halloween. The idea behind it was zombies. I didn't want to do faces so, instead, I went with zombie "skin" inspiration. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Just a Quickie: Ghosts and Spooky Eyes

What did I use?
  • OPI DS Mystery
  • white acrylic paint
  • nail art brushes
  • dotting tools
  • Wet n Wild Go With the Glow 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Autumn Branches

I've been gone for over a week! I'm a terrible blogger. I've just been so busy and tired from work. My nails needed some rest anyway. I've had some nasty breaks and had to back to shorties. Oh well. At least my nails will be a good (even) length for Halloween.

So, it finally feels like fall! It's been cool and gorgeous out and I couldn't be happier. I hate warm weather so when summer is over, I'm in heaven. I wanted to do a design that was an homage to fall but not dark. It's been sunny so I wanted something fresh and bright. 

The base color is NYC Skyline Blue. I used a striping brush and Julep Olivia to make the branches. I used a dotting tool and my two favorite autumn shade polishes (OPI Deutsch You Want Me Baby and Danke-shiny Red) to make the "leaves."

It wasn't until I was finished that I realized that these look like cherry blossoms! This would be super easy to modify to match any season! Pink blossoms for spring, green leaves for summer, and white for snow covered winter branches!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31DC2013 Day 31 - Honor nails you love

There are a lot of nails that I love. I am constantly seeing designs I adore on Pinterest, Tumblr, and Bloglovin'. So, this was tough for me. I had finally decided that I was going to choose something from Sammy at The Nailasaurus, I just couldn't choose which one! Her site is definitely my FAVORITE nail art blog. So, what did I do? I handed the task over to hubby. Therefore, today's prompt is actually honor nails your husband loves. :) This is the end result!

31DC2013 Day 30 - Inspired by a tutorial

I had a hard time choosing a tutorial for this prompt. So, I did what anyone would do. I Googled nail art tutorial and picked the first one that caught my eye.