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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!
I hope everyone is having a fun and safe Halloween.  

The other day I mentioned to you that my creative juices weren't flowing this year but I think that's because I'm the type of nail art addict that doesn't like to do the same design on every nail.  I was thinking so hard on what to do for each nail that I didn't end up doing anything!  Well, the yesterday I took every symbol of Halloween and jam packed them onto my nails!  I had tons of fun doing this mani and every nail is different.  Defiantly my favorite mani for the Halloween season.

Cat on a fence, Mummy's wraps, Spider, Vampire teeth, Grave stone
This is one of my favorite designs.
Spider Web, Frankie, Cauldron, Dripping blood, Pumpkin.
I did a cauldron in my ...toil in trouble post but didn't like how it turned out, decided to do it again with colors that went better with each other.  
I named him frankie :P

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yikes!  Two more days until Halloween?  First of all, I apologize for not banging out enough Halloween  nail art, I guess the juices weren't flowing this year.  Secondly, in my last post I mentioned that I updated my 'Eye Spy new L.A Colors' post but failed to actually update it.  Oops.  Well, it's now updated with a comparison of L.A Colors Catus and Butter London's Wallis if you wanna go ahead and check out out.

Without further adieu, this past week I was sporting a black and red mani.  I'm not big on the black and red combo, it's too goth for my taste but very appropriate for Halloween!  I started off with two coats of Wet 'n' Wild's Black Creme and two coats of NYX Dorothy.  For my accent nail I started off with two coats of NYX Girls Bloody Mary, stripped it with Wet 'n' Wild's Black Creme and used Wet 'n' Wild's French White for the skull.

Not a huge fan of how my skull came out, it kind of looks like a walrus :/


Friday, October 21, 2011

I swear, this year is flying by extremely fast.  By the time we all know it it's going to be Christmas!

Just some things:
Added 15 new NYX Girls Swatches, which can be found in this blog post or on this page.  Doesn't matter which you go to, they both have the same thing :)

Enough boring and on to the nail art!

I'm not too excited to show you this mani, in fact I was on the rocks on whether if I should post it or not.  The pictures just came out too glossy looking (if that's ever a bad thing) and my poor camera didn't capture all the details of my work.  Boo!  My over all feeling of this nail art is just sloppy and I don't usually have those days.

Pinky: Patch Work
Ring: Frankenstein (fail)
Middle: Spooky Tree, this actually came out pretty decent
Pointed:  Head Stone
Thumb:  Witches Cauldron, my favorite!  The only one that came out nice

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I went to Wal-Mart the other day in search for some limited edition Halloween Polish, I was unsuccessful.   I did however pick up some cool glow in the dark polish from the brand Salon Perfect (Yes, the eyelash brand).  They had a display for the new Footloose film with (I'm assuming) nail polishes inspired from the film.  There were about 6 or 7 shades for crackle none of which were appealing to me.  All the colors were 2.99.

Just a heads up I did update my NYX Swatches post and page with 15 new colors and a new way to look at each color that's hopefully a lot easier.  Let me know if you like it!

I decided to do a 'Claw' mani.  In real light it looks like a regular tape manicure but when you turn off the lights it has an amazing effect (see picture below).  Base color is Fright Night Claw Polish in Poison (Halloween 2011) and the glow polish is Salon Perfect in Glow In The Dark.

Zoya Ivanka
No Glow - Flash

Zoya Ivanka
Glow! - No Flash, Low Light

If you don't already know, anything that glows in the dark needs to be charged with light to give off a bright glow.  While I was trying to take the 'Glow' photo I was pointing a flash light at my nails to 'charge' them, quickly turning off the flash light and snapping a picture.  Most of the pictures I took were blurry because of the low light or not as bright.  If you do have a glow polish or stickers that don't glow at night try holding it up to a florescent light for about a minute then turning off all the lights.  Trust me, you'll be amazed.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ah yes, 31 spooktacular days until All Hallows' Eve. Why not start kicking off some Halloween nail art now? This whole month I will be attempting to do nothing but Halloween mani's, something I haven't done before. Whether it's doing nail art or just sporting the colors. All I can tell you is by the end of this month I will be so over Black and Orange. Just kidding.

Yesterday was my birthday (September 30th) and I had no idea what to do, I knew I wanted do something I haven't done before and something out of the ordinary. I was chilling on Tumblr when I came across this post. I loved it!
Zoya Ivanka

L.A Splash NudeL.A Splash Nude (base color) - This color is absolutely not a nude on my NC43 skin. It is a creme finish. The formula could be a lot better, it's very thick but runny. Not a huge fan of the bottle shape or the long applicator. However, this color is very pigmented and you could defiantly get away with one coat. Have you tried L.A Splash nail polish? What do you think about it?
NYX Bloody MaryNYX Girls Bloody Mary (splatter color) - If you don't already know, I love NYX Girls polishes. Their cheap, formula is amazing and they have a huge color range. Bloody Mary is the perfect blood red color, it is a jelly finish making it even more realistic and amazing. As much as I love these polishes, they are not 3 Free, but they are cruelty free!

Zoya Ivanka
If you're wondering what that skull sticker is on my middle finger it came from this pack from Wal-Mart in the Halloween (or Seasonal) section.  They are not flimsy at all and for a $1.97 I will defiantly be stocking up!

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