Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!!

It's Halloween today!! Yay!!!! I was going to do a rainbow water marble/tie dye mani to go with my hippie costume, but I procrastinated too much. So, I figured I would try out some glow in the dark polish instead.

I started with 2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow.I then added some decals to my accent nails, and then put a coat of China Glaze Ghoulish Glow. I finished it all off with a coat of Poshe. The glow doesn't show up well on camera, but in real life, it's very bright.

Overall, I really like the glow in the dark look, although it loses its 'charge' fairly quickly :/ I'll have to be sure to recharge them under porch lights when I take my cousins trick or treating :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

NOTW: Candy Corn!!!

It is officially 9 days until Halloween!!!! I can't wait! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I'm a bit late getting into the spirit, but candy corn nails are one way to start everything off with a bang.

I attempted to do this last year, but it was a total fail. I did it all free hand, and I didn't have fast dry top coat at the time, so it took (no lie) at least 2 days for everything to dry.

This time I used french tip nail guide stickers, and a coat of Poshe after each layer to make everything go much faster, and come out much cleaner. As for the polishes, I used OPI Alpine Snow (white), Sinful Colors Great Wall (orange), and Color Club Almost Famous (yellow).

I can't stop looking at my nails. This really helped to get me in the Halloween spirit. Is there anyone else doing any Halloween themed nails?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NOTW: OPI Russian Navy Matte + NYC Starry Silver Glitter

I've been under the weather the past few days, and finally decided this afternoon that I had had enough of my chipping polish (a sure sign that I'm getting better), and redid my manicure.

I started with 1 coat of OPI Russian Navy Matte, a navy blue matte, and then put on 1 medium coat of NYC Starry Silver Glitter; small silver glitter, and larger pink and blue hex glitter. Then I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite. I absolutely love this look and can't stop staring at my nails! At a distance they sortof look like mini-galaxies, which makes my inner astronomy geek very happy :)