Cat On The Moon: Watermarble Glow In The Dark Halloween Nail Art Design

I have the final design in my Halloween trifecta for you today. This one is to honor my two black fur babies, Chance and Destiny, who you’ll get to meet again towards the end of the post. “Spooky” is the last theme for October in my N.A.I.L Group (Nail Art Ideas Linkup) and I think this design is the closest I’ve gotten to it.
OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, Sally Hansen Night Fright, China Glaze Fairy Dust, Daily Charme Happy Halloween decals

If you suspected you would be seeing more watermarbles from me right away now that I’ve learned how to do them then you know me well! I couldn’t wait to try my hand, pun intended, at them again.
Sally Hansen Night Fright, OPI Skulls & Glossbones, Dance Legend Quiet Riot, OPI Moon Over Mumbai, Dance Legend Steel Panther, OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, China Glaze Fairy Dust
I decided I’d go a little crazy and try to use 5 different colors in my watermarble this time in this order: Sally Hansen Night Fright, OPI Skulls & Gloss Bones, Dance Legend Quiet Riot, OPI Moon Over Mumbai and Dance Legend Steel Panther. I am pretty sure I added a final drop of Moon Over Mumbai in the center. My patterns need some work, but I was proud that I managed to get them applied in opposite directions this time.
Sally Hansen Night Fright, OPI Skulls & Glossbones, Dance Legend Quiet Riot, OPI Moon Over Mumbai, Dance Legend Steel Panther, OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, China Glaze Fairy Dust, Dance Legend Party Top, Daily Charme decals
I polished the rest of my nails with 2 coats of OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts followed by a coat of HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat on every nail. Once dry, my thumb, index and pinky got a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust for the “twinkling stars” look I wanted. Finally I added a coat of Dance Legend Party Top to all my nails because I am loving the “glow in the dark” look this Halloween. My pinky finger got polished again with Sally Hansen Night Fright and the same topcoat treatments later in the design process when my charm accent didn’t have enough contrast against the grey.
OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, Sally Hansen Night Fright, China Glaze Fairy Dust, Daily Charme Happy Halloween decals
The designs on my nails are all water decals from a great sheet called Happy Halloween that I bought from Daily Charme. If you’ve used water decals before you know they can be just as difficult as stamping! My sheet was pretty cut up by the time I got around to taking the Product Recap photo, so I’ve included their photo of the product below.
Happy Halloween water decals from Daily Charme
Photo Β©Daily Charme

For my design, I used the graveyard scene in the center of the sheet, 2 bats, 1 small cat on the moon, the large cat on the moon on the top right, and a portion of the graveyard scene at the bottom of the sheet. I had very hard time choosing between a cat charm and the solo cat decal. Which would you have picked?

I didn’t intend to review the decals, but I’ll give you a quick rundown of what I liked and disliked about them. LIKED: That there was more than 1 of all the smaller designs and they gave thought to making them opposite facing for use on both hands. DISLIKED: Some of the designs were really close together and cutting them out was a bit challenging. Also, the fiery orange border on the sheet is a decal and it’s attached to all of the other decals around the border. Easily a LIKE if I had wanted to use it, but it took tweezers, cuticle scissors and a magnifying glass to get it out of my large cat on the moon.

A TIP for you for this particular decal brand: Make sure your polish is completely, and I mean COMPLETELY, dry before you try applying these. I’ve heard people say that decals won’t stick if your polish isn’t dry, but I had the exact opposite issue with these. My polish was dry to the touch and these decals stuck CRAZY fast! I finally resorted to applying them with my fingers IN the water to have any chance of moving them into place. I did my thumb the following day after my polish had dried overnight and the experience was quite different. There was lots of sliding around and much more time for placement on my wet nail.

Sally Hansen Night Fright, OPI Skulls & Glossbones, Dance Legend Quiet Riot, OPI Moon Over Mumbai, Dance Legend Steel Panther, OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, China Glaze Fairy Dust, Dance Legend Party Top, Daily Charme decals
Now that you know which decals I used you can go “Trick or Treating” through my design to see where they ended up! My only regret is that I didn’t watermarble my index finger. I didn’t visualize well enough how cool the graveyard scene would look over the watermarble and, unfortunately, I applied the decal to my index finger first. Since there was only 1 of that particular decal there was no chance to redo it. It’s safe to say I’ll be ordering 2 sheets of all water decals going forward!
Sally Hansen Night Fright, OPI Skulls & Glossbones, Dance Legend Quiet Riot, OPI Moon Over Mumbai, Dance Legend Steel Panther, OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, China Glaze Fairy Dust, Dance Legend Party Top, Daily Charme decals, Born Pretty hex glitter
To complete the design I applied a Bundle Monster 12mm Cat Cabochon to my pinky. He was originally sporting a red rhinestone, but that didn’t work with my color scheme so I fixed it with a dab of orange polish. Then I added 1.5mm orange hex glitter from Born Pretty Store randomly to my other fingers. Don’t forget to use my code NAWW10 for 10% off your next order at Born Pretty Store!
Sally Hansen Night Fright, OPI Skulls & Glossbones, Dance Legend Quiet Riot, OPI Moon Over Mumbai, Dance Legend Steel Panther, OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, China Glaze Fairy Dust, Dance Legend Party Top, Daily Charme decals
I thought it would be good to include a straight on shot of all the nails with the decals on them. I took all of these photos outside the lightbox under my new OttLight (Micheal’s had them for 50% of last week!!!) so I wouldn’t loose any of the sparkle. But, as you know, you subject yourself to some glare this way and I noticed it obscured parts the decals a little in some of the pics.
Sally Hansen Night Fright, OPI Skulls & Glossbones, Dance Legend Quiet Riot, OPI Moon Over Mumbai, Dance Legend Steel Panther, OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, China Glaze Fairy Dust, Dance Legend Party Top, Daily Charme decals
And what Halloween design would be complete without a little glow in the dark action?? I have to tell you that this bottle of Dance Legend Party Top was glowing like crazy just from sitting out on my vanity! The rest of my fingernails needed a bit of encouragement from a strong daylight bulb for about 30 seconds.
Sally Hansen Night Fright, OPI Skulls & Glossbones, Dance Legend Quiet Riot, OPI Moon Over Mumbai, Dance Legend Steel Panther, OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, China Glaze Fairy Dust, Dance Legend Party Top, Daily Charme decals
Product Recap
Basecoat and Topcoat: NailTek Foundation II, HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat, Dance Legend Party Top
Base polish: OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts
Accent polishes: Sally Hansen Night Fright, China Glaze Fairy Dust
Watermarble polishes: Sally Hansen Night Fright, OPI Skull & Glossbones, Dance Legend Quiet Riot, OPI Moon Over Mumbai, Dance Legend Steel Panther

Embellishments: Daily Charme Happy Halloween water decals, Bundle Monster Cat Cabochon, Born Pretty Store 1.5mm hex glitter

My fur babies

This is the scene I woke up to earlier in the week. Thank you my loves for inspiring Mommy to create this Spooky Halloween nail art design! They almost look like a very large 2 headed cat all snuggled up like that! πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this design and I would love to hear your thoughts! Have you tried water decals before? I’ve created a few video tutorials that could get you started, or possibly help if you had trouble. Don’t forget to scroll down to see the Spooky designs created by other members of the group.

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

 

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  • Jo lovesnailart

    You create the most awesome designs 😍 I love all the parts in this design. The watermarble alone is stunning 😍 Thank you for sharing your creations 😘 And your cats are so cute πŸ˜„

    • WOW! Thanks so much for the compliment Jo! I do believe I am blushing. And I am grateful that you gave me a reason to revisit this fun design. Definitely my favorite of all my Halloween looks! xo

      • Jo lovesnailart

        Your welkome πŸ˜„

  • Your tea plate has arrived Lemon Lacquer! They could have done a little more IMHO, but I think you'll still be pleased! See my latest post for details.

  • LOL! Thank you very much Anne! <3

  • Holy crap, girl! This is awesome!

  • Happy I could help Jess! Your lucky to have smaller nails! You get more bang for your buck with more designs on the Regular size plates! {{Envious}}

  • Jess

    Thanks Karolyn! That definitely helped. I have pretty small nails so I am golden with the regular size. I measured just to make sure though.

  • Welcome Jessica! As a cook I can surely see why you'd be psyched about this collection! I'd be happy to clarify the sizes for you since you don't necessarily get all of the same designs on both plates. XL is bigger so fewer fit on the plate. You'll just need to measure your nails with a tape measure to determine which size is right for you. Regular size is 1.5cm L x 1.2cm W and XL is 2.0cm x 1.5cm. If your Tropical & Sailor plates are Regular and the designs fit your nails then you're all set. For more info on design sizes from other brands check out my "Know THIS Before You Spend $1 on Stamping" under the Nail Stamping 101 tab. Enjoy your new plates!! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica

    I am loving these plates! I am a cook so I am pretty excited for these. I am new to nail stampingand I own some of the tropical and sailor plates but I am just not sure why you would want the XL instead of the regular plate. Are they for longer nails? It seems as though all of the designs are on both plates. Maybe someone can clarify that for me before I throw these in my cart!

  • Thanks Jacqui! So glad you liked them! I will definitely buy their decals again. So detailed and creative! πŸ™‚

  • Welcome Cait! Thank you very much! I'm so glad you liked them! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you Anita! I couldn't be happier with it and I'm so glad you love it too! <3

  • Awww, what an amazing compliment Diana! Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed my final Halloween design. God bless you sweetie! <3

  • "Gifted with patience". My Mom would totally crack up to hear anyone say that about me! She says I wasn't born with any and I tend to agree! You know when a design just "works" and comes together easily? That happened here. Thank you Millie! I am really glad you enjoyed it! <3

  • I can't believe I pulled off 3! I love this one too and I'm still wearing for Halloween today. Thank you Kim! I am so glad you liked it! <3

  • Thanks for your comment Squarebulb! I agree, it is adorable! And it has all of my favorite fast foods on it! πŸ™‚

  • craftynail

    amazing! i'm looking at each nail like whoaaa
    I've used beautiful fingers decals before- they are great!

  • These are so intricate, and the water marble is such a cool base for this look too!

  • Squarebulb

    The fast food plate is adorable!

  • very awesome, love all the tiny details and so wise use of decals . love this creative design

  • LA CAJITA DE DIANA

    OMG , i canΒ΄t believe…another awesome halloween nail art..You are an artist and genius 2. I love this design is 100% original. Congrats nice job.

  • I know! Not sure if I am excited or worried about the new style though. Is "cartoonish" the word you are looking for?? I like abstract, but was hoping for some detailed designs like we see in the floral plates too. Thanks for the comment Kim! <3

  • Thanks for your comment Lemon Lacquer! With all the tea cups and pots I see scrolling by in the animated GIF I have to believe your day is coming. Soon I hope!!

  • The Nail Smith (Millie)

    Wow! Water marble, a sparkly charm, AND water decals! You must be gifted with patience πŸ˜‰ lol I love the way it turned out, though!

  • I've seen so many coffee plates in my hunt for tea related plates. I wish they would have gone with a tea plate to match the coffee. Not saying I don't like my coffee, but I've only got two varieties of coffee in my cupboard, compared to the full cupboard of tea I have.

  • Oh my goblins! Three Halloween treats from you!! And this one is my favorite color combo. These came out extra fun…I could stare at them for hours enjoying all the parts! And, your water marble came out superbly!! So good to see Chance & Destiny making their snuggly appearances too!!

  • Some new plate styles to try! If I were a coffee girl, I'd be with you on those plates. The others are just slightly too cutesy (or something)…but maybe seeing them used in designs might help. πŸ™‚