I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween! Scary movies, costumes, candy, and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! Oooo and Halloween themed manicures! This week I met up with my favorite nail artist and blogger Cassandra (On Wednesdays, We Wear Polish), and we did a fun Halloween manicure. It took us a while to figure out exactly what we wanted to do, but after a while of being super indecisive, we just decided to wing it! And I couldn’t be happier with the results.
The colors I used on this manicure were Raven by Zoya (black) , Kerry by Zoya (gold) and A Roll in the Hague by OPI (orange). Now everyone knows how I feel about Zoya polish. It’s the BOMB.COM lol ! Raven and Kerry went on super opaque, a second coat wasn’t necessary using Raven but for Kerry since it has a nice shimmer it didn’t hurt to add one more coat to make it pop. A Roll in the Hague is such a perfect pumpkin orange, but definitely not the best when we went to apply it. It was a bit streaky, so a second coat was a MUST! But, when it was all said done I loved the way the color came out.
The designs that are on my nails were all achieved from using Born Pretty water decals, and stamping plates. The Born Pretty decals were pretty cool, but definitely takes some practice to apply. I really like this product because once applied to the nail, you know it is not going to chip or peel off. I CAN NOT WAIT for Christmas to try some more.
Born Pretty water decals are on my pinky finger, and middle finger. The bat on my ring finger, and gold spider web on my pointer finger, were all achieved by using stamping plates. I really love stamping and how you can get such intricate detail without doing free hand art. But, the only down side is that sometimes when you are applying the stamp and you do it wrong, you can mess up your entire nail. AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT after you spend so much time making your manicure perfect. But, Cassandra being the stamping pro that she is, did it perfectly. I do NOT think I would get the same results if I did it my self. So, be careful when attempting to stamp your nails ladies! The trick is to work fast, and finding the right nail polish that will transfer well.
SOOOOO I had to put this little skull on my thumb! When I saw the stamp and noticed that it had a little mustache I couldn’t resist lol! At first we kept it plain, but adding rhinestones to the eyes just made the nail stand out even more! I just love it!
I love my Halloween manicure, and it got me so excited because the holidays are approaching! And that means holiday themed manicures all the time!
Love You Mean It!