30 October 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Halloween Nails

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is, appropriately, Halloween nails! With several more designs I wanted to try before tomorrow, I was having a hard time narrowing down my choices, until I decided not to choose at all and just have at it. In the end they turned out a little rough around the edges, but they were so much fun to do!

Halloween nails

When I was little, I got so excited every year when my parents took the decorations out of the attic for Halloween. As much as I've always enjoyed this spooky holiday, though, I've also always been a total chicken. I like my creepy with a healthy dose of cute, which is why I especially loved these little monsters. They're not terrifying; they're just misunderstood!

There are tutorials for all of these on YouTube, and I must have watched every one of them over the past few months, just looking forward to Halloween. Might've helped to actually *try* some of them first, before I was out of time, but hey, lessons learned. And speaking of which, I totally forgot the lesson I learned just yesterday, which was that if I'm going to dot white over lime green, I need to do a layer of clear or top coat in between because otherwise the white will go all yellow-y. Lesson officially re-learned.

Halloween nails

The basic polishes are Zoya Dove (Dracula), Orly Grave Mistake (blood drops), Sally Hansen Grass Slipper (Frankenstein's monster), OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (mummy), and OPI In My Back Pocket (jack-o'-lantern). Several stripers, lots of playing with dotting tools. And while the mummy is actually a water marble of about 5 or 6 different colours, they're close enough that when I applied my top coat (Seche Vite as usual), they pretty much blended together, which made me glad I'd decided beforehand to use a brown striper to add some extra bandage lines first.

All in all, not my best nails ever, but I still think they're cute. Wishing all the best to everybody riding out Hurricaine Sandy, and I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. And for more Halloween-inspired nails, check out the rest of the Twinsie Tuesday blogs!



Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jenn at All That is Gorgeous...
Jenna at I'm Still Thinking...
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth

60 comments:

  1. I did something to similar to these but yours are on a whole different level! Amazing!

    Jazz x

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    1. Thank you so much, Jazz! I just peeked at yours too, and they're totally adorable. :D

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  2. These are so cute! Especially that mummy ^^
    x

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    1. Thank you! The mummy is Husband's favourite one too--he thinks the eyes are extra-googly. ;)

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  3. These are sooo cute! I love them all. I wish you had a full shot of your thumb pumpkin!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cordia! Heh, the lack of full frontal pumpkin is not a mistake--he gets a bit wonky on the other side. >_<

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  4. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee omg so adorable! I love your nail art >_<

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  5. Holy sh!t, way to raise the bar. LOVE it. So much.

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    1. Tara, you are too sweet---thank you very much!! Wish I could take credit for the designs, but I did like how they came together. ;)

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  6. These are all adorable! The mummy is super cute!!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Nory! I think I need to get some nail art lessons from you--your Jack Skellington nails today just totally blew me away. ♥

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  7. I love this!! Your little characters are just adorable, especially the mummy with his googley eyes!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jamie! I wish his water marble wrappings had shown up a little better, but I still like him too. ;)

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  8. Love the melange of all these classic Halloween mani designs together! Great job - will remember now that white and lime green 'thing!'

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    1. Thank you, beachgal! I don't know what it is about lime greens--I think whatever it is that lets them stain through any thickness of base coat is probably the same thing that makes them bleed through the white. I just need to remember that for next time! ;)

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  9. Amazing Halloween Mani! I love everyone of them!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jenna! Husband thought I should have done a ghost too, so I'm totally going to show him yours--he'll love 'em! :D

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  10. Aw, they look like finger puppets. Just adorable :)

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    1. Heehee, they kinda do! Thank you, Amanda! ^_^

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  11. ahh! i love all of these!! i think the vampire is my favorite though:]

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! I thought about making the vampire lavender, to match the Count on Sesame Street, but I didn't think the image would work quite right with blood on his fangs. ;)

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  12. so well done, amazing manicure, you have all of characters... and the treat too, love it :D

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  13. These are awesome!!! I love each of the different designs!

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    1. Thank you, Ash! I definitely went in a different direction from your Halloween nails today--you and your sister did a seriously awesome job!!

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  15. This turned out AWESOME! So adorable!

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  16. These came out amazing! Don't put your work down, they look great. <3

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    1. That's really sweet of you, thanks!! I can't help seeing all the tiny little glitches, but you're right--I need to cut myself a break sometimes. ;)

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  17. Awww so cute! I don't think I could pick a favorite nail, they're all too adorable! :) I am like you, I like my scary to have some cute to it.

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    1. Thanks, Chelsea!! I totally fell in love with these designs on YouTube. Actually I just remembered where my thing for cute monsters comes from--"The Monster at the End of This Book" was one of my favourites when I was little...starring Grover, from Sesame Street! :D

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  18. love these!!! :) very very cute!

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  19. you seriously just blow me away! so creative!

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    1. Thank you very much, Brandi!! Heh, I'm sitting here listening to "Wild Strawberries" right now--I've had it on repeat for, like, an hour! ^_^

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  20. In this case I think the yellow eyes are perfect! And for some reason I wish the vampire was real. I would give him a hug. It's all so adorable!

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    1. Hahahaha, thank you so much, Kas! I would totally hug that little guy too. And y'know, you may be right after all--that yellow-y tinge does give him kind of an extra jaundiced, monstery look. Yeah, I meant to do that! ;)

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  21. Freaking AWESOME!!! I love your nails!! Cute! I can't pick which one I love the most!

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  22. I really like these! I think they're really cute and I like how despite being from different tutorials, a consistent style is kept throughout :) Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thank you, Brittney!! I really appreciate that--I was so hoping I could get these guys to play nice together! (^_^)

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  23. not your best? psha!! this is amazing!! Your mummy is SO cute.

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    1. You are so sweet, ChiChi--thank you very, very much!!

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  24. How cute! Yours turned out far better than mine!

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    1. Aw, thanks! But I just peeked at yours, and they are SO cute!!

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  25. Holy crud, these are so cute! FABULOUS!

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    1. Thank you so much! Wish I could take more credit for the designs, but they were so, so fun to do. I may just need to find some more reasons to paint some little dudes on my nails. ;)

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