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

October 31, 2014

Eyeball Nails!!

I got this idea from WAH Nails a few years ago and I sure do love them! I've gotten more comments on this manicure than any other I've ever worn! I think they will be great with my scary clown costume tonight. I took a ton of pictures since I love them so much.
I used Sation Snow White for the base and sharpies for all of the art.
 
 
 

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Halloween Polka Dots With Zoya

I love polka dot manicures; they are so easy but always look impressive. This color combination is amazing! I started with Zoya Savita and added dots in Zoya Amy and Zoya Logan.
 
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Circus Chic Nails With Zoya!

 
This fun and easy manicure would work well with so many Halloween costumes. Everyone is talking about American Horror Story Freak Show and I'm dressing as a scary clown this year. I started with Zoya Posh and added freehand stripes of Zoya Savita. I love Halloween!

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October 29, 2014

Halloween Argyle With Zoya Pixie Dusts

This is one of my favorite manicures of all time! I started with the orange triangles using Zoya Dhara on my bare nails. Then I filled in the other remaining triangles with Zoya Chita. I finished the argyle pattern with Zoya Dahlia. All freehand and surprisingly easy, mostly because the Pixie Dust polishes are so great for nail art! I love it so much!!

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Dracula Nails With Zoya

I decided to do an updated version of one of my very first nail art attempts from way back in 2009! Turns out I like the old version better. I started with Zoya Dovima and then added the tuxedo shirt with Zoya Gaia and the bow tie in Zoya Dovima again. Finished it off with some bloody drips using Zoya Stacy. It looked so good in my head but it looks much better with the white background.
 
 

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Halloween Layering

Here's a fun layering combo that's perfect for Halloween. We've got Sinful Exotic Green topped with one coat of Sation Ego Friendly
 

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October 23, 2014

Easy Halloween Nails With Zoya

I love Halloween! Here are the simple nails I wore for my 7th Annual Potluck, Power Tools, & Pumpkins party last weekend. I started with a base of Zoya Loredana, added a thick stripe down the center of each nail in Zoya Dovima, and finished them off with Xs in Zoya Destiny. (Destiny is so stunning!)
I've got a few pictures of some of our decorations too. If you've ever thought about trying out Martha Stewart's witch curtain idea, go for it! Super easy, cheap and you can work on them while watching tv. I love to watch them blowing in the wind. The skull stepping stone is a permanent fixture that I made 2 years ago. The red eyeball is 7 feet in diameter and painted on a round tablecloth for Dollar Tree!  We drew some eyes on ping pong balls for the creepy wreath. Do you decorate for Halloween? I'd love to see some pictures!

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Halloween Layering

I'm lucky enough to have a bottle of the truly spectacular Enchanted Polish Finger Lickin Good. It's so unique and weird and perfect for Halloween. This year I layered it over Revlon Spanish Moss.

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October 17, 2014

Slime Drip Nails With American Apparel

This is an easy look for Halloween that is a subtle nod to one of my favorite movies, Ghostbusters. I've done Ghostbusters nails before and last year my friends and I dressed as characters from the movie!

Drip manicures are super easy to accomplish and there are lots of great color and finish combinations you could try out for Halloween. I really love this slime version with American Apparel California Trooper for the base topped with American Apparel Zuma Beach for the very realistic slime!

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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!
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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!
 
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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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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.
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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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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