After yesterday's galaxy nails I thought it might be fun to put a Halloween-coloured spin on another nail art technique and decided to go with an ikat manicure--and I just love how it turned out!
Ikat nails are so much fun to do, and I think the design lends itself really well to Halloween's colours, making them a great alternative this week, especially for nail art novices, people who don't want to be too "on the nose" with the holiday theme, or anyone who, y'know...likes ikat...yeah, that sentence got away from me there. Nothing to see here, people! Moving on!
I used a lot of the usual suspects in these. OPI In My Back Pocket (orange) and OPI Planks a Lot (purple), and nail art stripers in black (Orly Jet Black) and white (Sinful Colors Bad Chick). The newcomer in today's group was Sinful Colors Innocent, which surprised me by being quite possibly the least fussy lime green I've ever used.
Talk about panic, though--after whinging earlier this week for the bajillionth time about how my white polish went yellow when the lime green underneath bled through, I completely forgot to top coat my ring finger before adding the white! So much potty-mouth ensued...until I realized it wasn't yellowing! At all! Clearly this was a Halloween miracle. The Great Pumpkin be praised!
I've been doing Halloween nail art pretty much constantly for days now, but I still can't decide what to do for tomorrow--and tomorrow is almost here! The panic has begun. >_<