Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Meltdown

As you may have noticed, I'm having trouble keeping up with October posts this year. We're having a big Halloween bash here at the house in 11 days, getting new carpet in 6 days, and trying to get everything ready on time. Needless to say, my head hasn't exactly been on nail pictures. 
So I'll repost this manicure from last year for your viewing pleasure this week, and next week I'll post my split personality manicure to go with my costume. Enjoy these purple nails - I sure did! :-) 
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 I decided to go purple, orange and silver for this week's Halloween nail colors. I was a little apprehensive about whether the China Glaze "Spellbound" glitter would go with the Urban Decay "Meltdown" royal purple. After some reassurance from hubby that it would work just fine, I started with two coats of Meltdown over base coat. I can't say this polish was my fave to work with. It's thicker than I'm used to, and harder to control. I just adore this color though - isn't it gorgeous? Then I added one coat of Spellbound from the cuticle just half way up the nail for some glitter. I have horrible light at night, but wait for the "finished" photos. Spellbound is...spellbinding! I was going to use silver bouillon beads for the letters, but decided that they'd "get lost" in the silver glitter. So I used the white Migi pen instead to write "Eek!" on one hand, and "Boo!" on the other. A little top coat, some clean-up and a little outdoor lighting - voila! Another festive (and very easy) Halloween manicure! I've already gotten a compliment at work for these...Halloween nails seem popular this year! More Halloween next week...

16 comments:

Asami said...

Cool design! :)

Lucy said...

Love that Urban Decay purple. It really has a beautiful glow. Fun design. I really like your BOO & EEK! Cute.

Kae said...

lol Eek and Boo! I love it!

Lucica said...

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thriszha said...

this is so cute...

Jamie D. said...

Thanks ladies. :-) Lots of compliments this week at work...they're definitely a hit around here!

kelliegonzo said...

aw that's such a cute mani!

Meg said...

Love Tuesdays just to see what you've come up with. I love that purple!

Question, how do you manage to clean up your nails so nicely? I always manage to miss spots or slip and take out part of the polish on my nail...

Jamie D. said...

Hi Meg - glad I can make your Tuesdays brighter! :-)

As for clean-up...I do it in the shower the next morning. I keep an orange stick in there, and wait until after I've washed/conditioned my hair. By then, my cuticles are all soft and pliable, and I first go around the nail with the flat end of the stick and just push down gently to "cut" the excess polish where it goes to the skin. Then I work from the base of the nail up, just gently prying the now-lose excess polish off the skin.

Make sure the orange stick has gotten good and soaked too, so the tip is soft, not hard. That way you won't scrape your skin when you're taking the polish off.

That's what works for me, anyway. :-)

ART OF NAIL said...

nice one love it!

Meg said...

Thanks Jamie! I'll definitely give that a try. :D

Revampy said...

I like the purple and glitter effect.

Brooke said...

Super cute! Love how it ended up looking, very well done!!

mineral lipstick said...

Excited after all about the Halloween celebrations

Lisa Hollis said...

love the purple colour, the spell bound glitter goes perfectly!
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Nail Art Epicness said...

omg that's cool! very creative!