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 18: Crime Scene Nail Art

So did I ever tell y’all I have a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice? You can tell I really use it a lot, eh? LoL.

So remember the polish I showed you yesterday (Hard Candy Wicked)? I thought it would make a great backdrop for my crime scene.

Reminds me of an abandoned parking lot.

Incidentally, this is also my first splatter mani. Appropriate to use it for blood spatter (yes, it’s spatter when talking about blood patterns). I thought about going into forensics at one point–until one of my professors managed to bore the shit out of me and suck all of the fun out of it. So I went with a Juvenile Law specialization.

I apologize for not being able to focus. It’s late when I’m writing this.

Back to the program. I used the Fright Night Claw Polish in Bloodshed (appropriate) for the spatter. It was messy. I taped around my cuticles, then put cuticle oil where I’d missed spots so that I could clean this up when I was done blowing polish out of a straw.

I used white acrylic paint to draw the poor unfortunate soul on my accent nail. Then I used yellow paint to make the police tape. I thought about doing the writing in Spanish because that’s where my mind goes when it’s tired.

Did I tell y’all I have a minor in Spanish?

Ok Ok, sorry. I am done now. Enjoy!

Swatched: Hard Candy Splendid

Long time no see, yeah?

So I’ve had this color for a while now. I usually only buy yellows for nail art because (1) they never apply correctly and (2) they never look good on me.

In this case, the color might not look good on me, but it applies like a dream–which I cannot say for most yellows out there.

This was three easy coats. It’s pretty opaque and not really streaky–at all.

The real reason I’m showing you this now is because I’ll be using it a lot in my upcoming 31 Days of Halloween segment. And I figured it was about time I showed you guys what it really looks like right out of the bottle.

I’ve previously used this color in other nail art applications: Rubber Ducky, LGBT Pride & Mardi Gras.

I’m really sorry about the lack of posts. I’m hoping that what I have planned for the whole month of October will more than make up for the ghost town this place has been lately. 😀

Oh yeah, I’ve also been featured on “Best of the Web: Style Blogs of the Week” from Become.com. Feel free to check out the giant orange headshot. 😉

Nail Art: Rubber Ducky… You’re the One

“You make bathtime lots of fun…”

You’re welcome for the Sesame Street earworm. I’ve had it ever since I started working on this mani. LoL

I apologize for the late post. The power went out for several hours today, so I didn’t get a chance to do it earlier.

This is not how I envisioned the original design, but it turned out cute. To me, at least. 😀

The base is China Glaze Caribbean Blue (you can see a swatch by itself here), the ducky is Hard Candy Splendid. The sorta-bubble things were done with a random purple nail art pen. The bill is Wet ‘n Wild Sunny Side Up (seen here).

Up close and personal

I will let you in on a little secret: one of my favorite ways to do nail art is to paint designs on a plastic bag, top them with topcoat, then peel them off once dry. It’s like making your own stickers. It’s especially effective if you’re not that good of a painter with your non-dominant hand.

See? You can’t say I never gave you anything.

Aside from an earworm.  >=)

LGBT Pride Nail Art

I am a firm believer that everyone should be allowed to love who they love and be who they are. A lot of my family and friends are gay, and I would be butt-hurt if they thought they couldn’t be themselves or didn’t deserve to be loved. Then, I’d whoop anyone’s ass that made them feel that way.  😀

So now that my PSA is out of the way, on to the post. LOL

BTW, I totally ganked this idea from Dollface22772’s YouTube video seen here. This chick is seriously talented. Makes me all jealous inside and out. I highly recommend checking out her artwork on her channel!

Here’s my interpretation:

Not quite as good (I used the pointy tip of an orange stick, not a pin), but it’s seriously much better looking IRL. I’m quite proud that I managed to pull it off with relatively few screw-ups.

I used these polishes in the order that they’re photographed (click to get the bigger pic for polish names):

Lastly, I’m not inviting y’all to agree (or disagree, for that matter) with my previously stated opinion. It’s my own opinion, and I’m pretty firm on it.  🙂