October 13, 2014
Hi all! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I cannot believe how fast time we flies, here we are 19 more days until Halloween. My next manicure was a labor or of love. It took forever and once I was finished I did not love the results. In fact I wasn’t going to even share them on here, but my motto is to share the fails and fabs. This spooky nail design was inspired by a fellow IG polish extraordinare @mymaynails
This manicure was done doing DIY polish decals. I have done this technique a few times now, but mostly just swirling the colors together. This time I will actually attempt to make a ghost image.
I know I made a ton that day. I was experimenting with colors and trying to get my ghosts just right.
The colors I ended up using for my ghosts and marble are Julep Melissa and Nina Ultra Pro Black. I seriously love this color combo. Melissa is a super sheer pearl white, but mixed with the black it is a show stopper. All you see is the teal in Melissa, wow!
First I started with a black base color on all my nails. The layout I did was: on my pinky and thumbs I placed my marble decals and on my ring and middle fingers I used my ghost decals. On my index finger I used a decal where I mixed the black with Color Club Snowflakes. I had to do a nail using those two colors because it was such neat combo. Once the decals were placed and clean up complete I added a matte top coat to up the spook factor.
So some of the reasons I did not love the results. First off my nail beds are small and my ghosts might have been just a bit too big. Something I did not noticed until right as I was placing them. Second the black to clean up around the cuticles was a nightmare. You will see it looks a bit messy in the pics, and that was after working on them for a long time.
But what I do love about this manicure… the color combos!! For some reason I think of glam ectoplasm LOL!!
I think I just need to practice making more ghosts and smaller and be more patient while cleaning up.
Thanks for stopping by!! ❤❤
Stay tuned for the next installment of the diary of a nail polish addict.