Friday 30 October 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Halloween

Since I had given in and bought some Halloween plates I thought I'd better use them. I decided to do a gradient for this week's challange, and then add a glitter topper that I have had for 2 years and never actually used, and then stamp using the new plates.
I started with a base of Leighton Denny Attention -a  lovely soft neutral khaki green and one of my favourite LD polishes.
Then I used Nella Milano Evergreen, Leighton Denny Attention and Jacava Blueberry Muffin to create a gradient.
Then I added a coat of a Tara's Talons glitter which I bought in 2013. When I ordered this and one other Tara contacted me to say that as they were from the "Name your Monster" range I needed to name them. Since the other one was sort of pinky purple and and this green sludgy shades I thought it would be cool to call them Emily and James, after my very own monsters, so it is James that I have used for this mani. The polish is mostly green, blue, black and white glitter in a very sheer khaki green base.
Finally I used Colour Alike Kind of Black and stamped witches, spooky trees, and bats from the Nailways Halloween plates (Darker Period and Monsters).
As with many of my recent manis, I ended up with a matte top coat to get decent photos.
I thought I'd try and keep the photos to a minimum so I have done a collage of the stages and a few macros.
Halloween Stages 1-4
Halloween - the final stage