Metallic Pumpkins

Hi.  I have another Halloween mani for you today.  At first, I was going to paint my nails orange, then add Jack-o-lantern faces, but it didn’t work out at all.  The triangle eyes were just blobby.  Clearly I need more practice painting tiny designs.

After that I decided to stamp jack-o-lanterns on my nails, but orange over a black background didn’t work out very well.  If I had the Konad special stamping polish in orange it probably would have worked… but I don’t, so it didn’t.  I decided a metallic polish might be fund to use, then I remembered I have this great bronze metallic from Nabi, which is orange-like, right?

I painted my nails black, with my old stand-by Black on Black by Sinful Colors.  Then I used my BM222 Plate to stamp the Jack-o-lantern at a jaunty angle.  The nail didn’t look quite finished, so in a fit of inspiration, I grabbed Glitter Goblin and sponged it on the tip.

Voila!  Elegant Jack-o-lantern nails with a bit of glitz!

The picture above is taken indoors and the two below outdoors.  There wasn’t much sun, so it doesn’t show the full beautiful holographc glitter.

Here’s a picture of the polishes I used.

I must say, I love Glitter Goblin from the China Glaze Wicked collection.  It is a beautiful glitter that has a basic copper feel but with lots of holographic micro glitter packed in.  It’s gorgeous on the nail.

Here are a couple of out of focus shots to give you the idea of the delightful holo glitz!

The blurry shot is on purpose so you can see the lovely colours that show up in the light!

I think I’ll stick with this mani until Halloween, then on November 1st, I’ll probably move on to Christmas glitz.  Though I would still like to do a few fall manis before the snow hits.  Either way, I have some great new polishes I’m dying to try!

Oh, I haven’t forgotten about Part 3 of my Halloween hauls.  Hopefully, tomorrow.

Have you decided what mani you’ll wear on Halloween?


Frightfully Fun! (Part 2)

Hi.  I mentioned I have a couple more hauls of Halloween nail polish to share.  I’d seen swatches for the China Glaze Wicked collection so I went hunting for it at my local Sally’s Beauty for the at the beginning of October. They had three of the polishes in a set with a bonus glow in the dark topcoat, so I bought the set and the other three polishes to complete the collection.

Here is the set of three with the topcoat.  This was on special for $11.  (Remember I’m in Canada so that price may differ from what it was selling for in the U.S.)

From left to right:  Roguish Red, Glitter Goblin, Bizarre Blurple, and Ghoulish Glow

The Roguish Red is more a deep orange than red, IMO.  The Bizarre Blurple is more purple than the picture shows.  That’s what I used on my nail for spider web nails I posted a few days ago.

Here are some close-ups.

The individual polishes were $6.50.  (I did get my member discount and my monthly 15% coupon on everything.)

Left ot right: Cast a Spell, Make a Spectacle, Immortal

Here’s the whole collection.

They also had Finger Paints on sale: buy one get one free, so I picked up four of those.  (These were normally $5.50 each.)

Left to right: Sketch n Etch, Silver Sculpture, Get Real-ism, Purple Palette

I know the middle two purples are pretty close, but I needed a fourth and I was in a hurry.  I think I can do something interesting with them, though.  Maybe texturing with saran wrap to give a subtle effect.

The green has a pretty shimmer.

And look at this nice glitter!

I have one more Halloween hauls to post, but there are only three Halloween polishes.  These are from older collections and I just received them in the mail from Eighty Eight Beauty Supply.  I’ll probably post my whole haul, not just the Halloween ones.  It’s a grab bag of stuff, both old and new.  It even includes a few interesting magnets for magnetic polish that will be fun.

Until next time!

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