October 20, 2014
Here we are 11 days until Halloween and I am still having a blast making Halloween manicures. Oh and by the way I have also been watching a scary movie every night this month, I literally have not missed a day. I have to say I am getting a bit jumpy at night, hahaha.
This was a complicated skittle manicure,meaning every nail is different plus it was made using a few different techniques. I am pretty sure I worked too many hours on it, but sigh it turned out really creepy so all is good. I had it in my mind if I can do dry marble decals then darn it I can try stamping decals. I sure had fun making them, applying them was a bit cumbersome but it was my first try; nothing is easy at first.
I made my decals for my ring and middle fingers from Bundle Monster plate BM-413. I basically did the stamping like normal but instead of quickly putting the image onto my nail I let it dry, applied a clear top coat over the image on the stamper and then filled my negative space in with white polish. I let those dry really good before adding them onto my nails with my base color. I put a different skull image on each nail over a SquareHue polish base color called Passeig de gracia. Passeig de gracia is a dark vampy purple almost ends up black on the nail after a few coats. As if that wasn’t enough work, I went ahead and created some dry marble decals for my other three nails. On those nails I did random combos of four colors: Pure Ice purple shimmer Bedtime, Pure Ice white Superstar, Pure Ice Black out, Sinful Colors slime green Irish green, and last but def not least Revlon Elusive which is a black base full of multi size green/blue glitter. These colors combined to together made for a creepy witches brew effect on my nails. They turned out pretty good, well worth the extra effort.
What is you favorite scary movie? I have yet to run out of them to watch. So far my favorite this year would have to be Annabelle. Creepy dolls and demons get me every time, yikes! But I can’t wait to see it again when it comes out on DVD!
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