Custom Halloween Nail Art!

I just wanted to post a brief announcement to let you know about an awesome sale I’m having in my Etsy shop!

From now until October 15th (September 20 for international – customs can take a while), ALL CUSTOM HALLOWEEN ORDERS ARE ONLY $13! This includes any design and embellishments. Choose from short & squared or almond stiletto lengths. You can get classic Halloween nail art or match your costume!

I’ve included a few ideas down below and have a few Halloween-appropriate designs in my shop (blood splatter, aliens, Minions, pop art, Alice in Wonderland, dragon scales, etc.)

Send me a message on Etsy and I can get your order started!

Spooky Eyes

Happy Halloween everyone! I’ve had this one planned for a while, and I’m so glad it turned out well!  For my Halloween mani, I decided to do spooky eyes!  They’re super easy, all you need is some sort of dotting tool.  They a fun, easy project after painting angry birds on my sister’s nails to go with her costume.  In real life, you couldn’t really see the mistakes around the eyes.  Oh well.

And SURPRISE!  They glow in the dark!  I literally sat in the dark and stared at these for about an hour last night.  I’m a total nerd, but I seriously love these!  (Best picture I could get, sorry.)

I used Essie Licorice (I’d forgotten how much I love it), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, and China Glaze Ghoulish Glow.

What’s on your nails for Halloween?

Candy Corn

Today is National Candy Corn Day!  So naturally, I had to do candy corn nails (and may have to go get some candy corn later).  I was too impatient for tape, so I just went with a striping brush.  I think they turned out really well.

I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, Essie Fear or Desire, and Zoya Pippa.  Pretty simple, but definitely Halloween-y.  Stay tuned for my final Halloween post tomorrow!

Glitter and Bats

I think this is one of those times my idea didn’t quite pan out.  But they aren’t all that bad.  So I thought I’d share anyway.  I used another Halloween-themed polish, Sephora by OPI If You’ve Got it, Haunt it.  It’s a charcoal base with holographic glitter – so pretty.  In normal lighting, the primary colors are purple, orange, and green, which makes this one really awesome and different.

The weird blobby things you might see are my attempt at stamping bats.  I thought they would look awesome in black over the glitter, sort of a shadow effect.  While it did work, they weren’t as visible as I would have liked.  I used Bundle Monster plate 213 and Sinful Colors Black on Black.

I actually really love this polish.  It’s a great two-coat glitter that’s a bit different than anything I’ve seen before.  Last I checked, it was on sale at Sephora.com for $5.

Witch Way

I placed my first KBShimmer order a week or so ago, mostly because I just had to get this one.  Witch Way is a gorgeous blackened purple jelly base with two different small sizes of small silver and holographic glitter.  Definitely a night sky sort of look.

I absolutely love this.  The formula is great, especially for a glitter-filled jelly.  And I love how it is both super sparkly and subtle at the same time.  I am obsessed with glitter in dark bases right now, and this is hands-down one of my favorites.  Shown is two coats of Witch Way with Essie Good to Go.

This is the last of my Halloween indies, so I’ll get back to Halloween nail art tomorrow.  What are you dressing up as this year?

Blood Clot

Pretty & Polished Blood Clot is the second Halloween indie polish I have to show you.  I absolutely love this one!  It’s a murky red jelly filled with different sized red glitter.  Depending on the lighting, the glitter either looks slightly lighter or slightly darker than the base, which is a really cool effect.  It’s actually not that sparkly, either, which I love.  From a distance, it’s just a gorgeous red, but up close it sort of looks cool and chunky – like a blood clot.

For this post, I layered two coats of Blood Clot over Essie Apertif because I didn’t know how many coats it would take to get opaque, and didn’t want to use more than two.  I’m pretty sure this will look best at three coats by itself.

I have one more Halloween indie to show you tomorrow (I have another on the way, but I don’t think it’ll get here in time).  I really love them all, especially since the ones I picked up don’t necessarily look like Halloween, so I don’t have to wait to wear them again.

The Monster

Happy Frankenstein Friday!  (It’s a real thing, not something I made up.)  I thought the perfect way to celebrate was to wear my Frankenstein-themed polish: Hare Polish’s The Monster.  Fun fact: Frankenstein is the name of the scientist, not the monster (he has no name).  Most people don’t know that, so, being the lit nerd that I am, I have to thank Hare Polish for getting it right!

The Monster is actually a gorgeous dusty green color with tiny black and bright green glitter.  This polish is amazing!  I have a weird phobia about using indies, so to conserve, I layered it over Essie School of Hard Rocks, which is almost identical to the base color.  Very Frankenstein-y, but still beautiful.  This might just be one of my favorite indies of all time.

This is two coats of SOHR, with one coat of The Monster on top and Essie Good to Go.

Now I’m in the mood to re-read Frankenstein.  Have to go find my book.  Hope you all have a wonderful Frankenstein Friday and a great weekend!  I’m planning on posting my other two Halloween indies this weekend.

Zombies!

These are kind of gross, but I absolutely love the way they turned out!  These would be great for a zombie Halloween costume, and they’re actually pretty easy to do.  I’m actually considering doing a tutorial for these if any of you would like to see it.

I started with a base of a nameless (I hate when they do that) e.l.f. polish I got at Target (the ones with the snakeskin caps).  Then I mixed some olive green (OPI Uh Oh, Roll Down the Window), a little bit of brown (China Glaze Mahogany Magic), and some clear topcoat and sponged it around the edges to get that dirty, rotted flesh look.  On top of that, I used Essie Matte About You to make it more skin-like.  I mixed a blood color (because I don’t have a good one), and then added random cuts.

These might be some of my favorite Halloween nails so far.  But we’re only halfway through the Twelve Days of Halloween, so maybe I can try to top these!

Skulls

Today’s post is more Halloween nail art!  Are you getting sick of it yet?  I hope not, because there are seven more days (I didn’t really think this twelve days of nail art thing through haha).

These are not the best or most creative, but I really wanted to use my new stamping plates, and this is what I came up with.

For the base, I used China Glaze Immortal from their Wicked Halloween collection.  I was stupid and didn’t get pictures of it alone, but it’s a gorgeous shimmery gray.  I stamped the skulls using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On and Mash plate 29.  At that point, it was really boring, so I added black rhinestones for eyes.

Stamping is not as easy as it looks, at least for me, so I’m pretty happy with how these came out.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

The Orange and The Black

I knew I had to to some sort of orange and black mani for Halloween this year, so here it is.  To be honest, I am 99% sure I got this idea from somewhere else, but I cannot remember where.  I just saw it, though it was awesome, and then moved on (possibly on Pintrest).  So if you are or know the originator of this mani, let me know so I can give you/them credit!  Either way, I love how these turned out!

These are super easy, all you need is a dotting tool.  I think these would look great in other colors, too!

I used Sinful Colors Black on Black and Essie Orange, it’s Obvious.