Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

November 1, 2013

Zoya Mason & Will's Funny Jack-O-Lantern

Zoya Mason is from the new Satins - Fall 2013 collection. Mason is a magenta shimmer that doesn't do anything for me at all. The formula is just ok, very thin & I found it hard to keep enough on the brush to cover a whole nail without re-dipping my brush. The color & finish seem very dated to me too. Overall, not for me & one of my least favorite Zoya polishes ever. In fact, I'm not a fan of the Satin collection & will only be keeping Maria Luisa. Just not my style & the formulas weren't that great. Zoya makes many of my favorite polishes, but unless you really love shimmers, I think you can pass on this collection. Pick up Zenith, Cashmeres, or any of their Pixie Dust polishes instead!
Thanks for reading!
April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Zoya Maria Luisa & A Ghostbusters Halloween!

Zoya Maria Luisa was originally created by Rafael Cennamo for his Fall/Winter 2103 NYFW show. (You can read all about it here at Gothem Polish's excellent post.) Now it's available to the general public as part of Zoya's Satins - Fall 2013 collection.
Zoya Maria Louisa is a warm gold flakie polish that I decided to try out alone since it's so dense. Shown here at two very easily applied coats, especially for a flakie! I think it looks fantastic on it's own since it's so very reflective & will take on a hint of whatever color you're wearing. I think it will look fantastic paired with pretty soft white polish or maybe a red for Christmas. Definitely my favorite from this collection & a must have for any flakie lover. 

My friends & I decided on a Ghostbuster theme this year for Halloween. My friend Drew made patches for the jumpsuits & the rest of the guys costumes came from things we already had or that could be picked up inexpensively at Harbor Freight. My friend Melanie transformed her normally stylish self into Gozer the Gozerian & I turned into Zuul for the evening. Lots of fun & Zoya Maria Luisa looked great with outfit!
 
Thanks for reading!
April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

October 31, 2013

Cauldron Nails

Sometimes a cool idea just doesn't quite turn out the way you want it too. I got the idea from the blog Top Coat It who posted these amazing cauldron nails last year. I decided to make the cauldrons half moons & use a different polish for each spell. Great idea in theory but the end result is a bit of a mess. Maybe I'll try again next year.
I started with Sation Lemon Pearl then used my Silver Sharpie & a Sally Hansen Nail Art pen for the Cauldrons. The spells from thumb to pinky: JENsations Rainbow Sprinkles, Juicy Couture Pink Glitter, Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time, Enchanted Polish, Finger Lickin' Good, & Zoya Electra.
 
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April

Witches Cauldron Nails With Sation

Sometimes a cool idea just doesn't quite turn out the way you want it too. I got the idea from the blog Top Coat It who posted these amazing cauldron nails last year. I decided to make the cauldrons half moons & use a different polish for each spell. Great idea in theory but the end result is a bit of a mess. Maybe I'll try again next year.
I started with Sation Lemon Pearl then used my Silver Sharpie & a Sally Hansen Nail Art pen for the Cauldrons. Next up we have five Sation glitters! From pinky to thumb: Calorie Countess, Ego Friendly, For Better Or Never, Rich In Opportunities, & Tall Dark & Has Some.
Thanks for reading!
April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Spider Nails With Zoya

I started with Zoya Cassedy then added a bit of Zoya Edyta in the corners of the spider webs. I used my Silver Sharpie for the webs & Zoya Amy for the spider.
 
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April

Layering With Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time

I wanted to get Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time to look like it does in the bottle. I originally tried just using it alone but the dark grey jelly base was just too streaky. Next I tried one coat of Sation Seriously Slate & got the look I was going for, still obviously a jelly base color but no streaks. Fun layering combination for Halloween!
 
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April

October 20, 2013

French Manicure Inspired By Drusilla

I've finally started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel. I knew I would love the shows, but I had just never gotten around to them. Here we have some simple nails inspired by the character of Drusilla, just in time for Halloween too. She always wore french manicures with various shade of red for the base color. You can see a version here.
For my Drusilla nails I used Zoya Livingston & topped them off with Zoya Gaia. Not a look I would normally wear, but fun for Halloween!
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April

October 3, 2013

Enchanted Polish Finger Lickin' Good

Here we have one coat of Enchanted Polish Finger Lickin' Good layered over one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jumpin' Jade. Finger Lickin' Good is a truly spectacular & unique glitter that is sadly from last year's limited edition fall collection. I'm so glad to have a bottle since it's my favorite Halloween polish!
 
 
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April

October 1, 2013

Halloween Spiral Nail Art

It's October! Time to start posting Halloween nails! For this simple but fun look I started with a base of Pomegranate Improv Show & then added mesmerizing spirals with my trusty Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Purple.
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April

November 5, 2012

Sation For Better Or Never & Impromptu Halloween Costumes

You can see a few more of Sation's new Glitters in this post. Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. This new Glitter collection retails for $7.

Sation For Better Or Never is fantastic! I would never have picked up this color on my own but I love it so much! It's a one coat wonder with a truly excellent formula. For Better Or Never is a coral base packed small holographic glitter & medium silver & blue glitter. Unique & gorgeous!
Sation For Better Or Never ended up being the perfect polish for my impromptu Halloween night with Ashley. We love Halloween & decided to dress up again even though there wasn't much going on since it was a Wednesday. We had lots of fun! Ashley went as a cat & she dressed me up as a creepy doll.
Stabby, stabby, stab
I love Ashley's leopard print pants!
This kid was tick or treating on a pony & look at those boots!
 Thanks for reading!
April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

November 1, 2012

Forever Alone Pumpkin!


Our annual Pumpkin & Power Tools Party was lots of fun this year! Will carved an amazing pumpkin as always! He found a crazy pumpkin & someone mentioned that it looked like the Forever Alone meme. There were lots more pumpkins carved too!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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April

October 30, 2012

Fab Lab Tulsa Halloween!


Fab Lab Tulsa is a non-profit entity that has collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to assemble a diverse collection of state-of-the-art equipment and computers into a community workspace. For a small fee I have access to a 3D printer, vinyl cutter, laser cutter & a ShopBot!! I was able to use the Fab Lab for three fun Halloween projects: a "Bat Mobile", a shadow caster & a some concrete stepping stones.

I saw this cute bat mobile project on Martha Stewart's site & decided to make my own version. I love Batman so I used different Batman logos throughout the years. The bats were cut from card stock on the laser cutter.
My favorite bat!

This post inspired me to make a shadow caster of my own. He's scary! I cut him on the laser cutter too.

The ShopBot is the machine that I've been most excited about at the Fab Lab. It's a CNC router that can handle material up to 8' x 4'. I needed a fun, stress-free project to get started with the ShopBot & settled on using it to make foam molds for concrete stepping stones. The ShopBot is actually fairly simple to use & our foam turned out great! Here's a video!
video


The pink skull is the positive & we used the leftover for our mold. I think we'll paint the foam skull & use it for decorations. We also made a ghost, black cat, Frankenstein, & stabbing hand!


Thanks for reading & Happy Halloween from April, Will, & Wally!