Casper: Watermarble Halloween Nail Art for HPB October Link-Up

I have a special design for you today that I created for the first Link-up of my Hobby Polish Bloggers Group (HPB) on Facebook. We plan to do one every month going forward and this time the theme is Halloween. This group is best for the more casual polish blogger and has been an excellent resource for me. I’ve learned so much from these ladies! It is a Closed group, so you’ll need to send a request to join. Now for the nail art!
Picture Polish Imperial, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen, Daily Charme ghost, MoYou London Festive 16, MoYou London Festive 15, Mundo de Unas

I have to apologize to you again because I don’t have pictures of this design in process. I think I got so excited to FINALLY get a watermarble on my nails that I was completely thrown off my game! I am so sorry!
Picture Polish Imperial, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen, Daily Charme ghost, MoYou London Festive 16, MoYou London Festive 15, Mundo de Unas
This design came to be entirely due to the watermarble on my middle and ring fingers. I’ve been playing around with watermarbling for a few weeks now and this combination of polishes worked for me the other night. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen and Picture Polish Imperial because it happened to be nearby. I had thinned the 2 Sally Hansen polishes during my previous experiments, but Imperial worked great just the way it was.
Picture Polish Imperial, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen, Daily Charme ghost, MoYou London Festive 16, MoYou London Festive 15, Mundo de Unas
I polished my thumb and pinky with 2 coats of Imperial and applied 2 coats of Night Fright to my index finger. All of my nails got a healthy coat of HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat.
Picture Polish Imperial Sally Hansen Insta-Dri NighPicture Polish Imperial, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen, Daily Charme ghost, MoYou London Festive 16, MoYou London Festive 15, Mundo de Unas
The decorating started with 2 small, white ghost water decals from Daily Charme’s Dainty Decals – Happy Halloween sheet. Next it was time to stamp. I used the Halloween design from MoYou London’s Festive 16 and multicolor stamped it using Mundo de Unas Orange and Silver. I stamped the ghost design from MoYou London Festive 16 on my thumb using Mundo de Unas White.
Picture Polish Imperial, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen, Daily Charme ghost, MoYou London Festive 16, MoYou London Festive 15, Mundo de Unas
I decided the ghosts needed a bit of sparkle and went over both the decals and stamped ghosts with China Glaze Fairy Dust on a small nail art brush. The finishing touch was adding Daily Charme’s Gold Ghost to my pinky with a dab of nail glue.
Picture Polish Imperial, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen, Daily Charme ghost, MoYou London Festive 16, MoYou London Festive 15, Mundo de Unas
I have been admiring all of the wonderful purple Halloween designs on Instagram for a few weeks now and I was thrilled to come up with one of my own. Thank you very much for the inspiration my Instagram friends!
Picture Polish Imperial, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen, Daily Charme ghost, MoYou London Festive 16, MoYou London Festive 15, Mundo de Unas
 Product Recap
Basecoat and Topcoat: NailTek Foundation II and HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Base polishes: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright and Pumpkin Queen, Picture Polish Imperial
Accent polish: China Glaze Fairy Dust
Stamping plates: MoYou London Festive 15 and 16
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas White #1, Orange #13 and Silver #18

Embellishments: Daily Charme Happy Halloween water decals and Gold Ghost

I would love to hear your thoughts on this nail art design! I am so happy with the way it turned out! Don’t forget to scroll down and see the great work from other members of the group.

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.

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  • You're not kidding! I couldn't believe they came out this well! Someone recommended the SH polishes on YouTube and I gave it a shot. A little thinning and they were perfect. And, for the record, I don't work fast. 🙂 Glad you liked the design! It's still on one hand for Halloween today! <3

  • The water marble gods were with you for these!! Love the orange/black/purple combo too – nice choice! I surprised the SH Insta-Dri polishes didn't dry too fast for a marble, you musta been quick!! I'd never think to try those. Very cute Halloween design!! Love it!!

  • Thank you very much Kat! I should have taken a selfie to share my very surprised expression when this watermarble looked as good on my nail as it did in the bowl. 🙂

  • Wow! I love it! It looks soooo awesome! I can never make my water marbles look like this.
    (^^,)

  • Thank you Jackie! I am still kind of surprised it turned out this well! And that charm is my favorite part! 🙂

  • Jackie

    I'm so in awe of the water marble! And the ghost charm is so cute!

  • Thank you Novi! So glad you liked it!

  • They drive me crazy too Kacy, but I can't resist! They last until the 1st time they get stuck in my hair, then off they come at light speed! 🙂

  • Novita Erasma

    The water marble works so good in this mani! and the ghost charm, super cute!

  • PolishNV

    The ghost charm is the best! I never do charms because they drive me crazy. I just get my fix when others wear them 😉

  • Thank you Jen! I wanted to do something scary, but I couldn't be happier with these fun Halloween ghosts!

  • The Mundo de Unas polishes are just amazing for stamping over dark colors! They are my Go To for everything. Thank you Makenna, I really appreciate your comment! 🙂

  • Thank you very much Millie! We think alike! I added the white ghosts to balance out the dark marble! You're right, that purple is just awesome! Well done PP! 🙂

  • Jen Sky Walker

    This is so cute! I love the marble and the ghosts!

  • Wow, that is a really opaque orange! I'm impressed that it stamped so well over the black!

  • The Nail Smith (Millie)

    Absolutely stunning! The little ghosts lend just enough whimsy to balance out the eerie water marble! LOVE!!! Also that purple is just breathtaking…

  • Rebecca Russell

    This is a GREAT mani. I love it!

  • Awww, thank you Anne sweetie! Can you believe I finally did the watermarble?? The decals weren't playing nice, so I actually stuck my fingers in!!! I am thrilled that you like it as much as I do! <3

  • Thank you very much Lacquered Geek! I really appreciate you awesome feedback! 🙂

  • Thank you Diana! So glad you liked it! Thank you for offering, but I am already of a member of the group. God bless you too sweetie! <3

  • Thank you Sumeet! They were my favorite part too!

  • Super cute! I love the adorable shimmery ghosts so much!

  • LA CAJITA DE DIANA

    awwwnnn so lovely pretty casper and his eyes…!!!! bling bling eyes so cute.
    I want to join with us on fb group; can i to send my invitation???. God Bless U.

  • These are fantastic!! Awesome watermarbling!!

  • You're so talented I can hardly stand it! LOL! I love this!