Friday, October 31, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Nightmare Before Christmas

Sadly it is the last day of the 13 days of Halloween. My obsession with nail polish and nail art began 2 years ago today when I saw somewhere online that you could paint Jack Skellington on your nails. Who would have thought, Right? I had to try it out. I had about 4 bottles of nail polish and 2 striping polishes at the time. I wont scare you at the beginning of this post with a throwback picture of that failed attempt at nail art, however, I will post it at the end. I will also mention that at that time I had just found out that I had Psyriosis which had severely affected my skin especially parts of my hands. So when It comes to the last picture of this post, please excuse my skin. So lets get into day 13 with some Nightmare Before Christmas nail art.
 
 
You'll have to excuse the Sally pattern. I had taken pictures shortly before going to bed and when I had woken up the next day to start editing the pictures, they were gone. So over night Sally had gotten a little squished. :(


Items Used:

China Glaze - White on White
ELF - Dark Navy
LA Colors Rapid Dry

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints:

White
Black
Mosaic Blue
Apricot
Pink Eraser
Bright Yellow
Laguna

Now for the throwback. Please remember these were two years ago when I had NO IDEA what I was doing and looking back still have NO IDEA what I was going for. At the time I thought they were the greatest things since sliced bread. Boy was I wrong!


Looking back at this picture I would have never thought that 2 years later I would go from 4 nail polishes to over 700 nail polishes and still be doing this. You can definitely see the improvement. If I only knew then what I know now :).

Well that's it for the 13 days of Halloween series for 2014. I've had so much fun that I plan on doing it again next year. Hope you all enjoyed. Have a great and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Sugar Skulls

We've almost come to an end of the 13 days of Halloween. Its already day 12 and I have sugar skulls for you today. I will say that I wanted these to turn out differently but my mouth was in a lot of pain from having my teeth pulled only a few days before I did these. So I did my best not to mention these were my first time doing sugar skull nails.



Items Used:

China Glaze - White on White
LA Colors Rapid Dry

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints in:
Black
Apricot
Kiwi
Bimini Blue
Mosaic Blue
Fuchsia
Bright Yellow

Flower fimo slices

Tomorrow is the last day of the 13 days of Halloween and then its off to Fall nail art. I'll see you back tomorrow with the final Halloween design.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Horror Movies!

I love horror movies so I had to do some horror movie monster nails for day 11 of the 13 days of Halloween. I have monsters from 4 different movies and I love how these turned out. I was sad to take them off.



Items Used:

Index Finger (Sam from Trick R Treat)
ELF - Smokey Brown
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints in Black, Nutmeg Brown and Pewter Grey

Middle Finger (Jason from Friday the 13th)
China Glaze - White on White
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Black
 
Ring Finger (Jigsaw from Saw)
China Glaze - White on White
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Flag Red, Black and White
 
Pinky Finger (Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street)
Sinful Colors - All About You
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Flag Red and Lite Mocha
 
Pure Ice - Siren was used for the blood splatter
LA Colors Rapid Dry
 
 
2 days left until Halloween. What are your costume or nail art ideas for Halloween?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Skull & Crossbones

Its day 10 of the 13 days of Halloween already. I'm getting sad that its almost over. For today I have Skull & Crossbones. I actually went a little girly and glittery for these.



Items Used:

Sinful Colors - Silver Screen
Sinful Colors - Fantasy
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints in Black, White and Fuchsia
LA Colors Rapid Dry

Only 3 more days until Halloween. Stay tuned for more.

Monday, October 27, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Zombies

For day 9 of the 13 days of Halloween I have Zombies. I had originally planned on doing a Halloween watermarble but didnt feel up to it, so I decided to go with some Zombies. It also gave me the opportunity to use an untried indie polish which I am in love with. So here are my zombies.



Items Used:

Sinful Colors - Beau Khaki
Polish Addict Nail Color - Zombie Love
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint - Black and Flag Red

The Polish Addict Nail Color glows in the dark but my camera sucks so it wont pick it up, but let me tell you. It glows amazingly!

Were almost to the end of the 13 days of Halloween Series. Stay tuned for the final days.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Monsters

Today's post for the 13 days of Halloween is actually 4 nail art ideas in one. Sometimes you can just never decided on one thing to do, so why not choose them all. Its day 8 and I have monsters for you.


We have Frankenstein, a Vampire, Frankenstein's wife, and a Mummy.


Items Used:

Wet N Wild - Ghoul time
China Glaze - White on White
LA Colors - Whipped
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints - Black, White, Fuchsia
LA Colors Rapid Dry

How cute is Frankenstein's wife with her little bow. Of course I had to add a cute factor to all those monsters. Stay tuned for the rest of the 13 days of Halloween.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Candy Corn

I decided to go with something rather simple for day 7 of the 13 days of Halloween. Today we have candy corns. I went with candy corn for the simple fact that I have not done them before and I love doing gradients. Not to mention, who can go without candy corn around Halloween?



Items Used:

China Glaze - White on White
Pure Ice - Drive me Crazy
Pure Ice - Showstopper
LA Colors Rapid Dry

We are halfway through the 13 days of Halloween. Who's still with me, there is plenty more to come.

Friday, October 24, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Patchwork/Stitches

Day 6 of the 13 days of Halloween is one of my favorites so far. These were inspired by The Nailasaurus which I found on Pinterest Here. I love the color combination so I decided to recreate them.



Items Used:

China Glaze - White on White
Wet N Wild - Stand the Test of Lime
Wet N Wild - Who is Ultra Violet
Pure Ice - Drive me Crazy
Apple Barrel Black Acrylic Paint
Wet N Wild Matte Top Coat

There is still more 13 days of Halloween to come. Hope you are enjoying them.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Haunted House

Have you ever been to a haunted house at Halloween time. Last time I went to one, I got the (insert your own word here) scared out of me. Don't get me wrong, I love all things horror, but there is something about a man running after you with a chainsaw after you have already watched way to many scary movies and crime shows that just doesn't sit well with me. Feel free to tell your haunted house stories in the comments below.



Items Used:

Pure Ice - Kiss Me Here
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints in Black and Bright Yellow
Wet N Wild Matte Top Coat


I have entered these into a Pure Ice contest, so if you wouldn't mind clicking the link and voting I would appreciate it. You can vote Here


More 13 days of Halloween to come.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Spider Webs

Its day 4 of the 13 days of Halloween and today's theme is Spider Webs. I've done spider webs before and loved doing them. They are so easy and fun to do and you can add so many things including spiders, dew drops or anything you would find in a spiders web.



Items Used:

Wet N Wild - Black Creme
Sinful Colors - Pumpkin Spice
Wet N Wild - Matte Top Coat
Apple Barrel White and Black Acrylic Paint

There's still more 13 days of Halloween to come so stick around.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Blood Splatter

For day 3 of the 13 days of Halloween I decided to go with blood splatter. I did blood splatter and paint splatter some time last year and had a lot of fun with it, so I figured I would give it a go again. If you haven't tried paint/blood splatter you should definitely give it a try. Last year when I did blood splatter, I had left all the excess nail polish on my skin to give it a more realistic feel. Kind of a bad idea depending on the polish you used. After leaving it on last years design, when I went to take it off....It had stained my skin. Big Uh Oh. So i decided against it this time.



Items Used:

China Glaze - White on White
Pure Ice - Siren

Topped with LA Colors Rapid Dry

Stay tuned for the rest of the 13 days of Halloween.

Monday, October 20, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Witches

Time for day two of the 13 days of Halloween. For this theme I went with Witches! I'm going to start of by saying most of these were a nail fail. My base color ended up bleeding through most of the design giving tinting everything. Then I did one of those "Can never leave well enough alone" and added some extra stripes which I hate now. Anyways, you be the judge.



I think the only thing I love about this mani is the cauldron. The red stripes on the stockings is the part I should have left alone. Below is a picture taken before the red lines, clean up and top coat. Sometimes ideas that pop into your head at the last minute should just stay there. Oh and I have to mention how my broom looks more like a cigar.


Products used

Polishes:

Nabi - Metallic Green (Bleeder polish)
NYC - Broadway Burgundy Frost

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints:

Kiwi
Lite Mocha
Jack O Lantern
Pewter Grey
Nutmeg Brown
Flag Red
Black
White

Topped with LA Colors Rapid Dry

Stay tuned for the rest of the 13 days of Halloween





Friday, October 17, 2014

13 days of Halloween | Pumpkin Nail Art

October is my favorite month since my favorite holiday falls during the month. Halloween has always been a fun time for me. I've always loved dressing up as a kid and now having two 8 years olds I get to dress them up and take them out for a fun time. I started doing nail art 2 years ago this October. So you could say that is where my obsession started, with the Jack Skellington nails I had done. They turned out awful so I plan on redoing them this year. My sister and I sat down the other day and came up with 13 different nail art ideas to bring you for my 13 days of Halloween.


So to get started I have decided to go with pumpkins for day one.



Products Used:

LA Colors base coat
Kleancolor - Madly Black
Sinful Colors - Black Magic

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints:
Jack O Lantern
Harvest Orange
Lime Tree
Black

Topped with LA Colors Rapid Dry

Stay tuned for the rest of the 13 days of Halloween.





Saturday, October 11, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness 2014 Nail Art

Today I have one of two Breast Cancer Awareness nail art post to share with you. Lets get into it.

What I Used:

Wet N Wild Shine - Tickled Pink
Rue 21 - Unnamed Pink glitter

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints:

Pink Eraser
Fuchsia

Topped with LA Colors Rapid Dry

Hope you enjoyed these. I'll have a second one coming up soon!