Hey everybody! Happy early Halloween!
I am definitely in the mood for Fall, since it's looking pretty leafy around here, and the weather has been moody in general. But, I haven't been able to get gung-ho about Halloween this year, for some reason. So, I wanted to keep things simple and skip all the cute and intricate 'ween designs. (Although I have totally been admiring others' spooky works of art!)
So, I just created an orange and black half-moon manicure using various glitters as well as studs. Enjoy!
I'm not too happy about how the black base polish is peeking through at the top of the cuticle. I went in to clean the cuticles up with acetone and a brush, but it kept taking away the glitter and leaving the base polish. Blaaargh. Anyway, you don't really notice it in person!
Polishes used for half-moons:
Illamasqua- Gamma is on the middle nail with Zoya- Beatrix layered on top. The ring and pinkie nails have Zoya- Beatrix by itself, and the index and thumb nails have Illamasqua- Marquise.
Not Pictured: Zoya- Willa from the new Wishes Winter 2014 collection which is the wonderful creme black base layer.
I simply used arc-shaped nail vinyls to tape off the half-moon cuticle area, added various glitters, and removed the vinyls. I had to go in with a second layer of glitter for some of the nails. I originally wanted to do a mix of finishes, using creme and glitters, but Illamasqua- Gamma was not opaque enough in one coat, so I topped it with glitter too. I finished off some of the nails with rectangular, patinaed gold studs.
What do you think?
What will you be wearing on your nails for Halloween?