October 26, 2012

Nail Art [Halloween Edition] - Subtle Stamping Meets Striping Tape

I tried a few different free-hand painting designs, but none came out the way I wanted.  (I especially like the designs that span across multiple nails.)  Nail art fails are so frustrating!

So, I defaulted to stamping.  I knew I had some Bundle Monster plates with Halloween images.  I used plates BM-211, BM-222, & BM-224.

For my thumb and pinkie, I taped off triangular areas down the length of the nail, and then used Nfu Oh- 50 to create a wedge shape.  After removing the scotch tape, I used some purple striping tape to outline the wedges.

Here are the polishes I used for this design:

China Glaze- Smoke And Ashes, SHCSM- Gray By Gray, SHCSM- Shrimply Devine, Nfu Oh- 50

The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure creme finish polishes seem to work really nicely for stamping, by the way.  (Love those wonky labels- uh not!)


Look how awesome China Glaze- Smoke And Ashes (base color) looks in the bottle, and how the blue-green shimmer is nonexistent on the nail!  Disappointing, really.


  1. Wow, I love how the pastels turned out against the dark polish. AWESOME Halloween mani!!!

    1. Thank you! I might try to do a more inspired one if I can find the time. :)