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.
My inspiration came from this handmade Swarovski piece called “Spiky Carrie”. It is part of a line of charms from “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.
Then I got busy on my index finger. I laid out all of my pieces in a fingernail on my UberChic Mat and fussed with them until I got it just right before I stated placing them on my nail. I am so addicted to my mat!! I used 1 Large Spike, 2 Medium Spikes and also 2 Mini Spikes from Daily Charme. All of the Swarovski Flatback Crystals came from Artbeads.com including: 6mm and 4mm Squares, 4.6mm Montana Sapphire and 3mm Black Diamond.
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.