Happy Halloween!: More Halloween Nail Art
Happy Halloween! Who’s dressing up today!? I’m totally lame and I’m not dressing up unless I can find my cat ears from a past Halloween. But nails… done and DONE! :) I hope you enjoy the last of the Halloween nail art until next year!
After I did my Corpse Bride inspired watermarble a couple weeks ago, someone said I should do a Jack Skellington inspired one. DUH, why didn’t I think of that! I love The Nightmare Before Christmas so that was a no-brainer! I used Nicole by OPI “Yoga Then Yogurt” as the base and then used YTY, OPI “A Roll In The Hague” and Essie “Licorice” for the marble. I used YTY and L for my Jack accent nail. Not my best work but man, I do love The Pumpkin King!
This manicure was inspired by the lovely Corynn from MuckingFusser.com. A Mummy watermarble! I had thought of this when I was on my watermarbling frenzy and then I saw her do it and I was like, yep! It needs to be done on my nails! For this watermarble, I applied Color Club “Look, Don’t Tusk” as a base then used Polish My Life “Stripped”, Color Club “Look, Don’t Tusk” and Nicole by OPI “That’s Putting It Mild” for the marble. Once it dried, I used my Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen in black to draw on the “mask” and then used the white polish and a black polish to create the eyes! Again, it’s not my best work but still pretty cute I think. :)
So, have you ever wondered why I’ve never done stamping on my blog? Well, here it comes… I suck at it! I don’t know if it’s the ridges on my nails or bad stamping plates or what but I’ve never been able to make it work. The other day, I saw a short Instagram tutorial on @BadGirlNails‘ page and I was like WHATTTTTT???
Now n00bs like me can do stamping too! My only tip for the technique is to do your “stamping sheets” as you go. I did a bunch of the sheets before I was ready to put them on my nails and they were too crunchy to apply after sitting for a while.
For the base I used Deborah Lippmann “Lara’s Theme”. Once that what pretty dry, I applied a top coat and quickly applied the spiderweb stamp on top of that (I used an off-brand stamping plate, A37, China Glaze “I’d Melt For You” and KBShimmer “Clearly On Top” top coat for the stamping sheets.) Once the sheet was placed nicely, I then went around the edges of my nail with my cleanup brush and acetone to get the excess off. I used black and red acrylic paint and free-handed the black widow spider. Then topped the whole thing off with top coat.
I think you might see more stamping on my blog using this method! I’m kind of excited about it!
Lastly, I have my jack-o-lantern nail art which is actually my nails of the day today too! I used OPI “Glints of Glinda” for the base, Deborah Lippmann “Don’t Stop Believin'” and Zoya “Thandie” for the pumpkins, Zoya “Louise” for the stems, Zoya “Hunter” for the vines and a black stamping polish for the jack-o-lantern faces. I used the same technique as the spiderweb mani above and created “stamping sheets” which made placing the faces a breeze! I liked them without the faces too! Perfect Halloween mani for me. :)
Who has fun Halloween plans? Is anyone dressing up? If so, what are you going as? I want to hear all about it! :D
Have a happy and safe Halloween!