31 Days of Halloween- Day 29: Easy Peasy Mani

I know this is a swatch-type day, but I wanted to show you guys that doing your nails up for Halloween doesn’t have to mean a whole lot of pomp and circumstance–unless you want it to. 🙂

For example, I simply painted my nails in a basic orange (you can totally use any base color you wish… sparkles… glitter… you name it). Purple would also work really well here, or maybe something to match that costume you’re wearing to that party. You get the drift.

Then you simply coat it with a layer of black crackle-type polish (there are probably hundreds on the market now). I find that crackle coats work best with three quick strokes. Don’t worry about applying it perfectly–it’s going to crack anyhow.

Add a layer of top coat, and BOOM. Done.

The color combination here is what screams Halloween. And it was crazy simple to do.

You could also probably paint your nails a lighter color, coat them with a glow in the dark polish, then crackle.


31 Days of Halloween- Day 22: Bats in the Belfry

Well, maybe just the bats.

Good morning my peeps!

This month seems to be coming to a close really really quickly. And I’ve decided that if I don’t get some pumpkin ale stat, I’m going to have a come apart. 😀

Onto the nails:

I will explain the pinky later.

I started with three coats of Wet ‘n Wild Sunny Side Up. Then, I added a coat of Zoya Tanzy (because I wanted sparkle!). After that, I grabbed up the black acrylic paint and went to town.

Now, after three fingers worth of crazy-looking bats (of all the complicated things I can do, proper bat shapes give me so much trouble), I decided to slap a nail art sticker on the pinky. It could also have been my mother sitting in my polish room making me nervous.

The moral of the story: Don’t be worried about your painting ability if you like nail art–grab some nail art stickers or water decals and get on it. I love the heck out of nail art stickers & flaunt them all the time. 😀


31 Days of Halloween- Day 20: Candy Corn Nails

And good morning to you guys. I hope this morning is finding you well. 🙂

Today’s entry is another super simple nail design. And it doesn’t require a whole lot. Just three colors and either some hole reinforcers (from school supply section) or some french tip stickers (which I used).

I started with the yellow (Hard Candy Splendid). I waited for that to dry, then placed a french tip guide right where I wanted the orange to start. The orange is Wet ‘n Wild Sunny Side Up (apparently this is my go-to orange this season). Once that dried, I placed another guide sticker where I wanted the white to start. For this white, I used China Glaze White On White. Once I was finished (and cleaned up the lines a little bit), I used a coat of Seche to seal it all in.

And because I’ve never seen a shiny piece of candy corn in the real world, I added a coat of China Glaze Matte Magic. LoL.

You can use this design for a funky french (which I love the look of those) or invert the colors (you’d start with white at the top). You can use glitter or shimmer polishes–anything you want. 🙂

31 Days of Halloween- Day 14: In the Pumpkin Patch

Hi there!

Yesterday, I showed y’all Fantasy Makers Purple Potion. I decided to use that as a base for today’s design. And I think it came out great.

This design is done with all acrylic paints. I started by painting some random pumpkins. Then, I added the vines and leaves. After that, I applied some top coat to the pumpkins and sprinkled them with yellow glitter.

Why yellow? I didn’t have orange.

This reminds me of a sweater that an elementary school teacher might wear. 😉

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Halloween haiku giveaway! It ends tomorrow night at 11:59 Central. Don’t miss it. 🙂

31 Days of Halloween- Day 8: Magick Marble!

Good morning again.

I decided that I could not let this Halloween season fly by without at least one water marble. So I did just that.

Forgot to rub the cuticle oil in. Fingers have been dying from all the swatching and art. I apologize if this icks you out.

I didn’t want straight black and orange. So I threw some purple in there (since I love the combo of black and purple for Halloween too). Also, these are all glitter or shimmer polishes. I didn’t want flat cremes for something that I thought should be flashy. 😀

I started with a base of Zoya Tanzy to hide any screw ups (that’s also the orange glitter polish that I used in the water marble itself). I also used Oke.Doke. Purple Nurple for the delicious purple color. Finally, I used Fantasy Makers Black Magic (new version) for the black (you will be seeing it by itself soon).

I love all the patterns except for the index finger. But after I redid it four times, this is what I was left with. It’s the last one I did, and apparently water marbling was done with me before I was done with it. LoL

I really enjoyed this look, and if I had the patience, I’d do a full mani of it. 😉


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