Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hearts and Skulls

I was going to wait to show pics of this mani until I had a few more Halloween themed manis to include with it. I wanted do one big  post. I'm having a hard time though removing this, I love it so much! Plus it has lasted for days and has not chipped yet!!

This was inspired by a Betsey Johnson purse I saw at TJ Maxx. It had heart shaped polka-dots with skulls and roses "floating" around. I didn't have room for roses :( but I had room for the skulls. So this is a base of Wet N Wild Black Creme and made hearts with Sally Hansen Raspberry Race. Then stamped the skulls with Sally Hansen Silver Sweep and Mash plate 29 randomly around.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 19, 2012

diy: Lace Aviator Sunglasses (from studs and pearls)

 I love this idea! This is a post from a craf blog called Studs and Pearls. I love her ideas and in this one she uses nail decals to make her own version of $300 Valentino sunglasses!

diy: Lace Aviator Sunglasses:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lynnderella Ghost of a Chance and Sation Ego Friendly

I recently purchased a couple Lynnderellas and a couple of the new Sation glitters. Say what you will about Lynnderella, but I really wanted a Ghost of a Chance. So I bought it and I'm glad I did. I love the matte white and pastel glitters!

It has a ton of different shaped glitters. I see square, hex, heart, diamonds, shard...then has a holographic "shimmer". It is so freaking pretty!

I'm wearing two coats on top of Zoya Dove.

Now on to my next purchase, Sation Ego Friendly. I bought some others as well that I'll be sharing with you in the next few days. So this is a clear base with black, white, and bright green SHARD glitter!  There is also tiny specks of green holographic glitter. I wore two coats on top of Sinful Colors Last Chance and Open Seas is my accent. 

I don't have macro but here is a bottle shot. 

I expected these Sation glitters to stink and be thick and nasty. They aren't! I didn't really have any problem with the formula and I didn't have to fish around for the glitters. I can't wait to show you the rest of my haul! 

I bought the Sations from Transdesign and the Lynns from ebay.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Blood Splatter Nails

You've probably seen enough of these but I just wanted to throw my hat into the ring as well. My blood splatter mani: Are you sick of these yet? lol

Colors I used were: base of Color Club Nomadic Nude. I used a Capri Sun straw and dipped it in Sally Hansen Speedy Sunburst and blew the polish across my nails. The lastly I used Wet N Wild Vamp Red (it is from last year's Halloween RIP collection) blown across my nails in the same way. This was fun! It was not as frustrating as I thought it would be. Clean up was being kind of rude because of the dark red, but at least I can say it was intentional I guess....because of Halloween. Makes my nails look bloodier and dirty.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Inspired Halloween Mani

I've always wanted to go to Disneyland, especially during Halloween. Every year, they re-decorate the Haunted Mansion ride with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme just for Halloween. So while trolling the internet, I saw this picture on a Disneyland blog called Babes in Disneyland.

Image source: babesindisneylandblog.com
I thought these would make cool nail art! Trying my best, I picked a few designs from the boxes and tried making the same designs on my nails.

What do you think? Have you been to Disneyland during Halloween?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall Mani Recreation

I've been pretty jealous of all the beautiful fall manis I've been seeing on the web lately. Too bad I can't come up with anything original so I wanted to recreate on. I found a really pretty one on Nail Addict that I really liked. She used colors that I didn't really have so I found some from my stash that were close.

L to R: Sally Hansen 3K or More!, Finger Paints Cop an Attitude, OPI The Show Must Go On!, and Maybelline Bold Gold for stamping. 

First I started with two coats of 3K or More! It is a nude base with lots of gold microglitter. It can kind of get dull so once the coats were dry, I added a fast dry top coat. Then I painted a gradient on a make up sponge with Cop an Attidue and The Show Must Go On! I sponged the gradient onto my nails. (Cop an Attitude is a magnetic polish, but I didn't use the magnet, obviously.) Then I stamped leaves from the Bundle Monster BM04.
I really loved the look and got lots of compliments. But OPI has never been a good brand for me. They always chip within hours it seems. So yeah this mani didn't last very long :(

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Autumn/Halloween Nails

I'm back and I totally didn't end up finishing the 31 day challenge. It is a shame since I only had a few days left. Oh well. So I thought I would make up for it by showing off some stuff I've done lately. WARNING IT IS PIC HEAVY!

These aren't part of any challenge, but some are in nail art contests on Facebook and Instagram. Also some of the pics were taken spur of the moment. I didn't have plans on blogging about them. So excuse the bad photos in advance.

This is my entry for the bundle monster Halloween contest. I was just going to leave it with the skulls but at the last minute realized they didn't come from a BM plate. lol so I added the barbed wire. 

This is Sinful Colors Last Chance topped with Pure Ice Heartbreaker. This photo doesn't do it justice. It sparkles in real life. It looked like I had emerald jewels on my nails. 

 I was experimenting with needle dragging.

Instagram contest. It is a "monster ikat" 

New Halloween China Glaze Cast a Spell and Make a Spectacle

Same mani with stamps. 

Another Instagram contest entry for Naildecor. Theme is Sweet and Spooky. It's a married skeleton couple. The middle finger is them holding hands, with a heart in the middle. Cute right? :) 

Then this is a franken I made with Revlon Facets of Fuchsia, Orly Mermaid Tale and Orly R.I.P. 

 It reminded me of Maleficent, the evil queen from Sleeping Beauty. So I added flames. 

Well that is pretty much it. Thanks for looking.
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