Saturday, October 22, 2011

13 Days of Nailoween: Halloween Dots

Holy balls, it has been a loooong day. Let's just pretend I didn't just get home, having left the house this morning before noon. Ugh. I so tired! Anyways, since we're pretending again, go ahead and pretend I'm posting this on Friday proper, okay?

I did this manicure late Thursday night (well, Friday morning technically) before bed, so I have some shrinkage from good ol' SV going on. At first I just had the diagonal colored bits, but it looked a little Mardi Gras, so I added the dots. I'm glad I did.

For this manicure I used Essie Licorice, Zoya Julieanne, Apple and Tangy. That's all you need to know right? I'm so tired, haha ;_;

Thursday, October 20, 2011

13 Days of Nailoween: Wet n' Wild Creepy Pumpkin w/ crappy black tips

Okay, let's pretend for a second that this manicure doesn't look like poop and that I'm good at doing french tips. While we're pretending, let's go ahead and say that I don't absolutely hate this manicure too, okay? Haha :)

I suck something fierce at free-handing french tips, especially on short nails. This is a particularly bad example of my suckatude too. I wanted something fast and easy because... well... Batman: Arkham City came out Tuesday and I'm sorta busy with that, okay? XD

Now, I love both of these polishes. Wet n' Wild Fantasy Makers Creepy Pumpkin is a delightful orange jelly loaded with glitter. It's great for jelly sandwiches (which I should have done) and reaches bottle opacity in about three coats. Icing Twilight is a nice black polish with silver glitter. It's not original or unique, but it dos it's job. I haven't been able to do comparisons yet, but I'd say this is a pretty close dupe for China Glaze Haunting from this year's Halloween line. I need to do that soon...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

13 Days of Nailoween: Bat Moon Rising

Oh hi guys! Long time no update! I've been uber busy with work and quarter four videogame releases (heh) that I've had no time to even think about doing my nails, for shame! But here I am... and with a new feature for you!

Muahahahahaha! Yessssssss, the 13 Days of Nailoween starts today and will run through Halloween. I will be uploading a new Halloween/spooky manicure each day! Hooray!

Today I'd like to share with you a design I saw come across my blogroll but can't for the life of me find now. With that said, if you know whose manicure I took inspiration from for this design (or if you are that person), please let me know so I can give due credit! So, without further adieu, feast your eyes upon...

Bat Moon Rising!
Nevermind the completely unrelated bottle of polish there, I totally took these photos outside my car before I hopped in and sped to work, I accidentally grabbed the wrong bottle to take pics with, so I worked with it :D

For this manicure I used two coats of China Glaze Tempest as a base, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky for the moon and I just doodled the bats on with Sharpie because it was late and I was tired. They smudged a little while I was asleep because I didn't think they'd need a top coat, but apparently they did, lol. This manicure is far from perfect, but I'm happy with it regardless :)

You might notice I change up my layout to match this mani! Keep an eye out for other Halloween manicure inspired layouts for the entirety of this feature as I will be changing it often! Thanks so much to all of you who've stuck around through my absence. I lost a few followers, but what can ya do! As always, thanks for looking!