Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Nail Art Ideas


Like I said yesterday, Halloween is my favorite time of year for nail art! 

Here's all my Halloween nail art looks completed thus far. I meant to post them individually but time caught up to me. So here they are in one post! 


I'll list colors and stamping plates used. I mostly used my Bundle Monster and FUN plates. 

First up: 

Glitter gradient 

Colors used: 
Sinful Colors Black on Black 
China Glaze It's Alive 

This was my first manicure with my newly shaped almond nails. It was new territory for me. 

Cobweb nails with a french tip 

Colors used:

Essie Fill the Gap (base coat)
Essie Pure Pearlfection 
Sinful Colors Black on Black 
Konad Special White (stamping)
Black striper polish 
Silver glitter striper polish  

Stamping Plates: 
Fauxnad Plate T13H

I did this as a full manicure. 

How do you paint a french tip with your non-dominate hand? Practice! Lots and lot of practice. 


Holographic cobwebs 

Colors used:

China Glaze Grape Pop 
Urban Outfitters Silver Holographic (stamping) 

Stamping Plate: DRK-A 

I added rhinestones from Born Pretty Store but I didn't like this look so I took them off. 

Spiral Nails 

Colors used: 

Layla Mercury Twilight 
Sinful Colors Black on Black 
Urban Outfitters Silver Holographic (stamping) 
Daiso Black (stamping) 
China Glaze Fairy Dust

Stamping Plate: DRK-A 

I'm not sure if this counts as Halloween nails but I read "Uzumaki" (The Sprial) and that was the most frightening thing I ever read. It still terrifies me even thinking about it even though I read it over 5 years ago. 

Happy Halloween from Snoopy and Hello Kitty

Colors used: 

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Dreamsicle
Essie As Gold as it Gets
Daiso Black (stamping) 

Stamping Plates: 

Fauxnad plate CF01 (Snoppy & Hello Kitty) 
Fauxnad plate T13H (cobwebs)
Bundle Monster BM424 (pawprints), BMH07 (Trick or Treat) 

Hello Kitty Pumpkin 

Colors used: 
Zoya Mimi 
Avon Purple Chrome (stamping)

Plates Used: 
FUN Plate 9 (Bows & Bones) 
FUN Plate 10 (Hello Kitty in a Pumpkin)
Fauxnad M17 (Hello Kitty Face)
Bundle Monster BM209 (Witch's Hat) 

I put a witch's hat on the Hello Kitty. The camera didn't really pick it up and the base color was a little too dark. I wanted to put the witch's hat on Snoppy but it didn't fit. This is probably my favorite manicure.



Purple Kitty Moon 

Colors Used: 

OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm?
OPI Rumples Wiggin'
Konad Special White (stamping) 

Plates Used: 

Fauxnad plate T13H (cobwebs)
Bundle Monster BM424 (pawprints)
BM14 (stars)
BM04 (kitty)
FUN 10 (moon)

The trees were freehand. 

Blue Kitty Moon

Colors Used: 

OPI DS Magic 
China Glaze Happy go Lucky 
Holographic Glitter 

Skulls & Studs 

Colors used: 

Wet n Wild Roadwork 
Borghese Chroma (sponging) 

Square Studs are from a nail art wheel I bought from Walgreens. 
Skulls I bought off eBay.
The camera and lighting couldn't pick up the silver sponging. 


Candy Corn Gradient 

It looks a little textured here because I didn't a topcoat at this point. I wanted to add nail art. 

Colors Used: 

BYS French White 
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Dreamsicle 
Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow
Daiso Black (stamping)

Plate used: Bundle Monster BM405

I wanted melted candy corn but it looks more like flames. 

Plates used: Bundle Monster BM306

Useful Links

How to color in your nail stamps - see Spellbinding Nails stamping decals tutorial 

Stamper? I use the XL squishy stamper. I bought it from Ninja Polish which has since closed. Try this one; I think it's the same but ask the seller.

Well that was fun! 

I might create one more Halloween nail art look but I think I've done all I wanted to do for this year.

Which one was your favorite? 

If you have any further questions regarding these manicures, please email me. I posted links above to where I bought all my plates.  

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Julep: Halloween Nail Art Contest

Hello everyone! 

Halloween is fast approaching! 

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year and my all time favorite nail art season. So many great ideas with much creative freedom! 

I was contacted by a representative from Julep to create spooky Halloween inspired nail art to share with all of you. 

Let's take a look! 

Pick of the Litter - A Nail Look with Cat-titude

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Mini Colorful Rhinestones Nail Art Decoration

Hello everyone! 

How is your week going? 

My final review this time around from Born Pretty Store are these Mini Colorful Rhinestone Round Flat Back Acrylic UV Gel Nail Art Decoration.  These are great for any blingy nail art or accent nail.

Let's check it out. 

2mm/3mm/4mm/5mm Mini Colorful Rhinestone Round Flat Back Acrylic UV Gel Nail Art Decoration

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Neon Star Studs

Hello again! 

My next review for Born Pretty Store are these super cute neon star studs. 
These are great for any colorful neon nail art

Let's take a look! 

300Pcs 2mm Shiny Colorful Star Shaped Stud Rhinestone Nail Art Decoration

Item No. # 14437

Colors included: gold, neon green, neon orange, neon yellow, neon purple, silver, neon blue and neon pink. The neon star studs are matte like most neon polishes. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Born Pretty Store: QA88 Plate Review

Hello everyone! 

I'm sorry I've been on a sort of hiatus from nail blogging. 

If you want to see more frequent nail updates, please be sure to follow me on Instagram, @misslizards. 

I have for review today the lovely stamping nail art plate,