October 4, 2014

52 Week Challege: Two Color Gradient.

My first Halloween nail art of the year!!!  Oh How I love this time of the year!  I do have some manicures from last year that I didn't post, so I will be filtering those in.  For now this is all new and for Crumpet's Nail Tarts!

I tried and tried to clean this up and I still don't think it is completely free from residue.  On my hands it looks awesome, however in the pictures the imperfections are seen.  That doesn't mean I am not in love with this design, I really am!  I am sad I won't be keeping it for very long. . .  The cost of doing nail art challenges.

This was done with Julep Cleopatra which is a matte black, but I used top coat on it and so it shines brilliantly!  The other main polish is Pacifica Red Red Wine.  I got this in my September Ipsy box.  I really like the color.  It is dark and rich.  However, like many a dark reds, it does stain a bit.  Consequently I had clean-up issues, as previously mentioned.  I did use the Elmer's Glue method, so it could have been a lot worse.  After I sponged the two colors on, I used Konad Special Black and Winstonia W116 to stamp the bats on my ring finger and thumb.

A nice, simple Halloween look.  Who could ask for anything more?  Make sure to check out the other participants!