My favorite holiday is not Christmas or Easter, but Halloween. I love all the costumes and the dark and creepy things. I need a little fun in my life, who doesn't. Now I know I am jumping the gun, so to speak. But October starts on Monday and there are so many amazing Halloween-esque manicures out there. What can I say, I couldn't help myself. I saw this design on Chalkboard Nails a few weeks ago and have been biding time till I could do it. I gave in. The colors I had that were the same I used and substituted those I didn't with ones I already had in my stash. I started off with this gorgeous color, China Glaze Sugar Plums. I know it was not hers, but it looks similar and it is amazing! This picture doesn't do it justice.
Pretty, right? Chalkboard nails said to use a red jelly for the bloodshot lines, but I don't have one so I mixed Sally Hansen Cardinal with Cover Girl Continuous Color Clear to try and make it more sheer. I don't think I mixed enough in, but that is okay.
So the other colors I used were China Glaze White on White, Liquid Leather, Sephora by OPI Read My Palm, Essie Mezmerised, and China Glaze Street Chic.
There are a bit off snafus, but I am still really pleased with it. My biggest issue was that I put the top coat on a little too early on my ring finger and it smeared a bit. I need to be more patient.
It does look rather fun though, doesn't it? Yeah for all things creepy!