Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stripey Spiderwebs

Hello! Today I've got yet another Halloween look to share... my first attempt at spider webs! I wasn't sure what to do with the other nails, so I went with a quick set of stripes. I seem to be in a stripey mood lately... strange!

Taken in office lighting.

Making webs with a striper brush was actually way easier than I expected. I've already had 5 comments on these nails this week, which is a larger number than normal. Clearly they're eye-catching (and spooky, for sure!)!

Polishes Used
Funky Fingers Riot
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Color Club White Striper
Salon Perfect Black Diamond
Sinful Colors Secret Admirer 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Stripes and Splotches

Hi there! I've got another Halloween look to share this year... a good ol' black & orange combo!

Taken in indoor lighting.

I matched some black & orange stripes with OPI's Black Spotted. I then added a hint of glitter to add some pizzazz and ta-da! A simple yet interesting Halloween look. :) 

I've got another Halloween look coming your way later this week, then an additional extra-special manicure sometime this weekend... keep an eye out!

Polishes Used 
CoverGirl #245 Go-Go Mango
Sinful Colors Black on Black
OPI Black Spotted
Sweet Heart Polish Scary Delight

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trick-or-Treat Candy Confetti

2nd Halloween look for the year! This was inspired by an artist over on Tumblr (and Instagram!)- Victoria of Victoria's Nails. Take a look at her gorgeous original mani and my inspiration here

Candy for everyone! Taken in office lighting.

I started off with a dark grey base, added some glitter, then gave all my candy shapes a white base. After that was a lot of dabbing colors on with my spotting tools, then drawing on tiny stripes for the candy wrappers. I added a few silver dots for some extra pizzazz and there you go! Halloween candy all over the place!  

Polishes Used 
China Glaze Concrete Catwalk
L.A. Colors Silver Glitter
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
CoverGirl #245 Go-Go Mango
Zoya Creamy
Sinful Colors Baby Blues
Funky Fingers Galactic Blue
Funky Fingers Riot
L'Oreal Royalty Reinvented
Pacifica Fluorescent Sunset
Sally Hansen Racey Rouge
OPI Your Royal Shine-ness

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chaotic Goddess Swaps: Swapoween Reveal


I'm so excited to share this post with you... it's my package for Swapoween! I swapped with Kai from Fiction State Of Mind, who sent me this amazing package of Halloween themed goodies! I'm really enjoying the ladies over at Chaotic Goddess Swaps and their fun swap ideas... go take a look and see if sign-ups are open for the next swap!


Look at this haunted haul!

Kai was awesome enough to put together this cute and spooky package. She included a Baker's Chocolate mold kit that makes adorable chocolate shapes, a pair of spooky socks, and a mini string of orange lights (those are totally going on my desk at work!).  

Inside that jack-o-lantern box are my favorite type of candy... gummies! Jelly Belly beans and gummy fingers are creepy, but definitely tasty! Finally, she included two Revlon nail polish duos. I've seen these but never bought any for myself, so I can't wait to give them a try! Swatches soon to come! ;)

If you want to see my swap to Kai, take a look at her reveal post here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 10: My Choice!

The final day of the Black & White Challenge was a look of my own choosing. Woohoo! I went with bold stripes with colorful tips. Oh yeah... and it glows in the dark! 

Taken in natural daylight.

This look brings us happily into the Halloween season. FINALLY!!! I'm super pumped, even if I won't be spending my nights scaring the shit out of people at the local haunted house. I've traded in my haunt gear for something much more proper... more news on that to come soon! ;)

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Sinful Colors Glow-in-the-Dark Topcoat
Sinful Colors Black on Black
Funky Fingers Riot
OPI Divine Swine
Broadway Nails Seduction Night (#4)
Fresh Paint Square Candy
OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 9: Water Marble

Hey! Today's Black & White Challenge asked for water marble... so here you go!



Taken in natural daylight.

I did a black and white water marble over a white base, then added some dots to liven things up. I realized halfway through this that more black polish would have been a good idea, but this reminds me of smoke with all of the grey-ish areas. Kinda cool!

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Sinful Colors Black on Black

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 8: Sponging

Howdy! Day 8 of the Black & White Challenge asked for sponging! I went for everyone's favorite... a good ol' gradient! 

Taken in natural daylight.

I think my sponge skills are getting better. I really like the merging of colors I was able to get with this look! Using grey as the middle color was a great idea to pull this look off.

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Black on Black
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Petites Twilight

Friday, October 10, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 7: Black & White with Glitters

Hey there! Day 7 of the Black & White Challenge was all about glitter! I went with a subtle glitter look combining glitter placement and a loose-glitter ombre.



Taken in horrible indoor lighting.

I always forget how much fun loose glitter is! It's a bit messy but you can definitely get some fun looks with it. Anywhos... I used iridescent clear glitter on the black polish, which is hard to see. I'm not sure what to do with that glitter, since it never seems to come out right once on the nail. Eh... I'll come up with something!

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Black on Black
Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 6: Color Base with Something White

Hey there! Today's theme for the Black & White Challenge was a color base with some white. Gee, doesn't this look familiar? :P


Taken in natural daylight.

I actually completed this look before my other look and have been sitting on this pic for a while (hence the actual flowers in the pic and not fallen leaves!). I really do enjoy this look... the white brings out the glow in Zoya's Hope

Polishes Used 
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Zoya Hope

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 5: Color Base with Something Black

Oopsies... I might have taken a small hiatus on posting. Anywhos, here's day 5 of the Black & White Challenge: color base with something black!


Taken in direct sunlight.

Remember the last time I used OPI Spotted and it came out cracked? Looks like I still haven't kicked the habit! I really do like the way it looks... definitely unique.

Polishes Used
OPI Black Spotted
Zoya Jancyn
Zoya Creamy

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 4: White Base with Some Color

Day 4 of the Black & White Challenge is a white base with some color. I went with a bright and vibrant orange... and used a white color-changer as the base!


Taken in natural daylight.


Taken in direct sunlight.

Color changing polishes are definitely fun, but I'm never outside enough to take full advantage of the magic. Lil Miss Sunshine is easy to apply but has a strange scent to it that lingers. It smells like something floral and stays for 5-ish days... and kind of gives me a headache. >_< 

Polishes Used
Funky Fingers Lil Miss Sunshine
Funky Fingers Like Clockwork
Jade Holográfico Magia Negra
Color Club Black Striper

Friday, October 03, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 3: Black Base with Some Color

Day 3 of the Black & White Challenge brings us to a black base with some color. I added some glitter & striping tape to complete the look.

Taken in natural daylight/sunlight.

I don't think my picture does justice to Private Show. It's got a  bunch of small glitters in there; I can see red, pink, teal, and gold. I really enjoyed this look (even my dad commented!) so it'll probably be making an appearance in my Remix tag

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Black on Black
Pure Ice Private Show
Sally Hansen Marine Scene

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 2: White on Black

Time for day #2 of the Black & White Challenge! Today's challenge was to do white on black (as compared to yesterday's black on white). 

Taken in natural daylight.

I decided to go for a v-gap mani, which I think look super modern given the contrast of colors. By the way... is this technically a v-gap? Has the nail world made a declaration on what constitutes a v-gap? I'm not sure... but I like the look!

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Funky Fingers Dark Knight

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Black & White Challenge Day 1: Black on White

Alrighty... here it is! The beginning of the Black and White Challenge! As I mentioned in my previous post, it was waaaaay past the time for me to do another nail challenge. Let's take a look at my first look, shall we?

Taken in natural daylight.

Very mod, right? This was my first time attempting a striper-only geometrical design, and I think it turned out pretty good! 

On a side note, almost all of the white polish used in these challenges will be Sinful Color's Snow Me White. It just so happens that it's the only white I own (aside from my white striper & nail art pen). See you soon for challenge day #2!

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Color Club Black Striper