Hey there! I've decided to kick off my Halloween nail art with something a bit, well, eccentric this year. I came across an incredible feature charm and it inspired this design.
If you follow my blog you'll already know that at least once or twice a year I need to unleash my inner 'Bling Queen'. Yes I realize this design isn't practical and it could possibly do harm if you're not careful, but I was not injured in the course of creating this design. :) I also realize that it's not for everyone, but I really had the best time creating it and hope you can appreciate it for what it is...art...form without function.
Charms by Kiyoco" that Daily Charme started carrying over the summer. I have a few more of her creations that I am excited to show you in upcoming posts!
I decided to use polishes that accentuated the various colors in the charm. I applied Picture Polish Midnite Meteor to my thumb and pinky and Picture Polish LakoDom on my remaining fingers. I finished with Out The Door Fast Drying Topcoat.
Once dry, I used Twinkled T's Lexie French Tips Vinyls on my index and middle fingers to mimic the shape of the marquise stone. I filled in my index finger with Picture Polish Badass and used a combination of Badass and Midnight Meteor on my middle finger. I added more topcoat and let them dry completely before I started decorating.
I started off with something easy and placed Daily Charme's Spike Ball on my middle finger. Then I applied 4 Medium Spikes to my thumb. Sadly they don't carry that size anymore.
I added a single row of tiny gold beads to my pinky before I finally placed the main attraction. This charm has some weight to it and would definitely need to be attached with resin if I intended to wear it out, which I did not.
I didn't stop to read the polish bottles when I was choosing them for color, but I have to tell you I got a good chuckle reading "wear tenderness on your nails" on this LakoDom bottle when I was editing the photos!
Now here are some words that are a little more appropriate. But I think "naughty girl naughty nails" would have been just perfect for this work!
Basecoat and Topcoat: Orly Bonder and INM Out The Door
Base polishes: Picture Polish LakoDom and Midnite Meteor
Accent polish: Picture Polish Badass
Embellishments: Charms by Kiyoco 'Spiky Carrie' and Mini, Medium and Large Spikes from Daily Charme, Square, Montana Sapphire and Black Diamond Swarovski Flatbacks from Artbeads.com
Ah, that was fun! I think I got it out of my system for a little while. If you'd like to see some more traditional Halloween designs right now you are in luck! The Hobby Polish Bloggers Group (HPB) I participate in on Facebook is having a Link-up this week and I am pretty sure you can guess the theme. If you are into nails, whether blogging or on Instagram or even a maker, you should check out this group. Aside from being a really nice bunch of ladies in a drama free group, they have been an excellent resource to me whenever I have questions. Be sure to scroll down for more information and to checkout their work!
I would love to hear your thoughts on this design! I've been busy creating and hope I don't run out of time trying to get all of them posted before Halloween. Wish me luck!
Thanks for reading! I'll see you at the next post.