Posts tagged: halloween

patchy, dawg

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To get you in the spirit of today’s holiday, here are two looks!

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Halloween nail art

I have used China Glaze Be Merry, Be Bright (from the new Happy HoliGlaze Collection for Holiday 2013), A England Camelot, white nail art pen from Nails Supreme and Seche Vite topcoat.

Graveyard

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To get this look: Base: Sally Hansen Firey Island Gradient: Sally Hansen Lightening, Sally Hansen Firey Island, and Essie Shearling Darling; use tiny pieces of make up sponge to add lighter and darker areas and get them to blend into one another.  Moon: OPI My Vampire is Buff Silhouette: Cult Nails Nevermore Top Coat: KBShimmer Clearly On Top and Essie Matte About You

The season

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My base polishes are the two shades in the Morgan Taylor Halloween Collection. The set includes Little Black Dress (a great black!) and a crazy bright orange called Orange Crush. I used a fine art brush to create the jack-o-lanterns, skulls, spiders and bats and teeny dotting tools to make the dots.

I also introduced a new light source and used a different lens for these pics. Why? Because I’m never satisfied and always tinkering with my setup. I’m not sure if I like it. We’ll see!

Anyway, the polishes I used in this look are:

Morgan Taylor Little Black Dress Morgan Taylor Orange Crush Morgan Taylor All White Now Zoya Arizona Color Club Foxy Mama

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Elm St.

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Hello polished friends and happy Saturday!  I have four polishes from a new-to-me indie brand to share today: Super Black Handmade Lacquers.  First off, I was super impressed by the packaging and presentation…such a great look!  Plus, the polishes are great!

First up is Super Black 3rd Degree, a shimmering golden orange-red.  This is two easy coats.  I’m seeing lots of orange-reds like this for the holidays and winter, and I’m loving it.  I think this will work on more skin tones than a traditional red-red!

Brownie

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Getting to Gnaw You is probably the most Halloween appropriate of the entire collection, a black fully opaque crelly filled with mini metallic orange hex glitters. This one is a classic, and a must have, especially if you want to get into the Halloween spirit without having a crazy color or design on your nails. Shown above is two easy coats and top coat.

Apocalypse

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China Glaze But Of Corpse is a super unique textured green polish with black microglitters. I almost didn’t know what to make of this polish when I first saw it, but I decided it’s awesome! It reminds me of Frankenstein’s monster. I should note that this polish did react slightly with my base coat, and it cracked on the first coat, but it smoothed out with the next coat. (Although it might have just been the particular brand of base coat I used, Rejuvacote, because I spoke to a couple other bloggers and they said they had no problems with base coat!) Shown above is three coats without top coat – it was opaque in two, but I added a third thin one to cover up any cracking issues.

super distressing

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I used NYC Mint Macaroon as my base colour and created the gradient (tutorial here) using Collection 2000 Minx.

For the distressed look I used A-England Dorian Gray and followed Chalkboard Nails’ instructions on the technique.

Creepy in a good way

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For today’s piCture pOlish Monday I’ve prepared Halloween themed nail art. It’s kind of like a spider wallpaper on my nails, that’s what’s I’ve been going for. I’ve used piCture pOlish Vegas as a base colour and then I’ve painted the spiders using acrylic paint.

Pieces of Horror

I know, a polish I love that isn’t blue or purple – would you also believe I have red on my own nails right now? It’s a day of amazements for sure.

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Have the Lambs Stopped Screaming? is a fun Halloween colored glitter topper in a clear base. There are black, orange, and white glitters in a number of shapes (including hearts, stars, and dots), plus holo dust. There is a ton of glitter packed in here and I’ve shown just one coat over DIOSA Dime Piece.