30 October 2013

Ikat Nails for Halloween

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!

Halloween ikat manicure

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!

ikat nails for Halloween

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!

ikat manicure for Halloween

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. >_<


  1. This is cool, different. It's nice to see a different take on Halloween nails!

  2. I love the ikat design in these colors! Great work as usual, and hooray for your white polish not yellowing. A holiday miracle, indeed. :)

  3. I have never tried an ikat but this looks pretty bomb dot com

  4. I think this is my favorite ikat design I've seen! These are awesome!

  5. You did such an amazing job with these :D

  6. I love taking traditional holiday colors and putting them into a design. You did a fabulous job - Happy Halloween Elizabeth :)

  7. Ah the colors are awesome with the ikat design! :D


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