Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Mummy.... fail?

Wow this post is so over due! I can't believe it's been almost two weeks since I posted but I guess when life gets in the way you lose track of time. I've been so swamped with work and school but I'm finally back so I'm going to do my best to be more consistent!

For my next Halloween mani I decided to attempt a mummy design. I was going for something more cute and subtle but I think I went too subtle. I used 2 coats of OPI Skull and Gloss Bones then sponged on China Glaze Kalahari Kiss. I used Kalahari Kiss to create the bandage wrapping and added eyes with Sinful Colors Snow Me White and China Glaze Liquid Leather. I think they turned out pretty cute but not exactly how I imagined them. (P.s. please excuse my peeling cuticles. The dry, cold weather is really doing a number on my skin!)

So what do you think of my mummy mani?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Mani #2- Blood Splatter

I'm just going to start off by saying that I love this mani! Obsessed would probably be a more accurate description but holy cow I could not stop looking at these! They are so creepy and gross but cool at the same time. I used 2 coats of China Glaze Pelican Gray, a really nice light gray cream, then I used 1 coat of Diamond Dry. To do the splatter I used Orly Grave Mistake and splattered it on my nails with a straw. I followed this with 2 coats of Diamond Dry to make everything nice and even. This was the messiest mani I've EVER done but I love it so it was totally worth it!

What do you think of my gross blood splatter mani? Is this something you would rock for Halloween?

Monday, October 8, 2012

China Glaze Cast A Spell

I have decided that October is going to consist of only halloween colored/themed manis. So here to kick it off, we have China Glaze Cast A Spell. It is an awesome black base with green/gold shimmer. I used 2 coats for safe measure but you could probably get away with 1 careful coat. The shimmer in this is a PITA (pain in the ass) to remove... I screwed up one nail on my left hand and ended up with gold shimmer EVERYWHERE when I tried to remove it. Regardless, its a beautiful polish and I feel like I will be reaching for this one a lot this fall/winter. Both of these pictures were taken on the living room floor under a window where there happened to be some awesome natural light (hence the carpet in the background).

I really love this polish.. I wish I had CG Zombie Zest and Its Alive to complete my halloween collection! What's your favorite halloween polish?

My husband and I baby sat for my sister in law this weekend. This is Charlie and he was helping me take pictures in the sun!

Monday, October 1, 2012

More Butter London- Trustafarian!

Another one of the BOGO Butter London's I grabbed was Trustafarian. I can't begin to say how much I love this polish. Its light and elegant but has a beautiful holo in the sun. I was unable to capture that awesome holo, unfortunately. You'll probably notice my nails are different again; I've decided to try growing out my natural nails out again so I'm using fiber glass wraps to keep some strength and length on my nails while they grow out. I'm hoping it will work better than having completely naked nails. Wish me luck!

Do you love this as much as I do?