Monday, October 31, 2011

Let Me Pick Your Brains...


I love Halloween. I love the dressing up, the candy, the scares, the spooks, the pumpkins, everything. It's always ranked fairly high on my list of awesome holidays. Sadly, this year I was supposed to be out of the country 2 weeks before Halloween, so I didn't think about it that much, and I definitely didn't prepare for it. Little did I know I'd be experiencing so much trouble getting out of the country, and would be in the states to celebrate the holiday of Caspers and cavities. The problem is, I usually start thinking about Halloween sometime around August, I don't do Halloween half-assed. :-D So, in an effort to celebrate the holiday, I painted my nails with Halloween goodness. I chose to do Zombie nails, because who doesn't like zombies? (unless they're being chased by them, of course)  Pardon the small piece out of the middle nail. I managed to break the nail before I got a picture of this manicure! :(



I used OPI Stranger Tides as a base, with American Apparel Raccoon brushed over it on a dry paper towel to dirty it up a bit. When it wasn't completely dry (mostly dry, but still dentable) I used my nails to gouge, scratch, and wrinkle the surface. The holes, dents, and scrapes I created were then filled with a mixture of Zoya Carmen and American Apparel Raccoon, then highlighted with Zoya Carmen on its own. To shade around the wounds, I mixed American Apparel Raccoon with OPI Stranger Tides, and to highlight, I mixed American Apparel California Trooper with OPI Stranger Tides. I topped everything with a coat of Essie Matte About You, then topped the bloody spots with Seche Vite top coat to make it glossy and sticky looking.

Happy Halloween!!! :)

In addition to the nails for today, while I was home visiting my family, my Aunt Roxanne expressed that she'd love for me to paint her nails, and that she really liked the Reverse Rockabilly design. I never really paint other people's nails, but I really like how they turned out. :)



18 comments:

  1. Love the reverse rockabilly!!

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  2. Really cute manis! I'm so in love with red with leopard print. I'm doing that one!!! I'll send you a pic if you'd like.

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  3. I could hardly see what you meant about the middle finger it sort of blends with the manicure haha! the Reverse Rockabilly is amazing!

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  4. Awesome zombie nails! I dressed as Miss Zombie Sonoma County this year. It was hilarious. And best of luck firming up your plans for your trip!

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  5. Wow that red and leopard manicure is SO CUTE! I think I'll have to try that! I love the spookiness of your zombie mani too! :)

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  6. Urggghhh, zombie mani goood.....

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  7. as always - awesome!! the reverse rockabilly is one of my faves for more formal occasions, and I just looove the zombie nails - might even steal the general idea to turn accidental gouges in half-dry polish (yup, I'm a klutz) into art ;o)

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  9. Too fly! I like the leopard twists on the moon nail.

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  12. Very nice pattern. Liked the colors so much.

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  13. What a lovely polish! So delicate and pretty!
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  14. I LOVE THE ZOMBIE NAILS! I hope I can pull it off :)

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  15. So beautiful nails.I hope I will draw such beautiful nails.

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