Saturday, October 27, 2012

NOTW #3 I vant to paint your nails!

Hello Dahlings!

I seem to have been possessed by the Spirit of Halloween Manicures! I don't usually do 3 in a week, but there have been so many great manis out there to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) that I just had to up my game to fit the ones I most want to do in before the 31st. And now on to the art...

This manicure was inspired from 2 sources: Luvable Nail's YouTube video playing HERE & Nail Wish's Day #6 Halloween mani HERE.

After my usual base coat was dry, I gave magnetic polish another go. This time I used China Glaze Magnetix Attraction. This one was also a pita to get off my skin, but I had better luck with the magnet. I used the magnetic cap from a Finger Paints magnetic polish & turned it so the lil bridge one is supposed to place on the cuticle was just past the tip of my left pinky nail & the edge of the cap was resting on my cuticle. I did the same for my left thumb. The wave pattern is reversed, but I can live with that as some of the pattern is covered with red polish & upside down beats none at all.

I used L.A. Colors Color Craze Hot Blooded for the dripping blood & Wet N' Wild Wild Shine French White for the fangs. I used a dotting tool to place red polish near the cuticles & to make the bottom of the drips. I used a short striper (it's about 5/8" long & easier to control than the 3/4" - 1" stripers commonly used for nail art) to fill out & connect the drips & to paint the fangs. Last step was a protecting coat of Seche Vite.

I think I can squeeze in one more Halloween manicure before da season of spookiness is over. Any ideas on what I should do? Jack-o-lanterns? Ghosts or ghouls? I do want to do more with my GITD polishes...stay tuned!

~ Inky


  1. These are awesome! I love how you can use magnetic nail polish in your designs I can never seem to fit any in mine :( Great job on these!! :) And I'm thinking you should so do some spooky jack-o-lanterns!!!

    1. Thanks Kristine! Having big hands along with longer nails does give me room to play with magnets. On the flip side, a lot of the round stamping plate full nail images aren't big enuf to cover my nails. Such is life...full of opportunities to explore creative possibilities!

      Have you tried doing a small design along one side of your nails or a french tip with a magnetic design?

  2. So incredible. Love your nails. Since I'm not a nail blogger, I'm still working on dots! :-)

    1. Thanks! I love dotticures & do them often, just not right now with Halloween nigh.


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