28 October 2013

Pumpkins and Ghosts and Saran Wrap--Oh, My!

Just like last year I've been slow on the Halloween nail art uptake. Also just like last year, the heat has only just broken here at the very tail end of October. Coincidence? Yeah, not likely. Now that it actually feels like it could conceivably pass for autumn in these parts, though, I'm finally finding a little bit of Halloween spirit.

Halloween nail art with pumpkins and ghosts

All I really had in my head when I started these was, neutral base, get some pumpkins in there, and maybe mix it up a little with something else. OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh?, one of my favourite neutrals, served as the base. Then a quick Google of "adorable pumpkins" turned up this cute craft project, which was both adorable and relatively simple to translate it into nail art via acrylic paint. I also embellished the vines a little for bonus pumpkin patchery.

The ghosts' eyes were dotted with polish, which I had out anyway to do a little saran wrap treatment on the un-pumpkinated nails with OPI In My Back Pocket (orange), Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris, and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Once it was all dry and top coated, I liked it a lot but thought it was missing just a little something, so I gave the nails another pass with some butter LONDON matte top coat and liked it a whole bunch more.

Halloween nail art with pumpkins and ghosts

With maybe twenty minutes left before November gets here, I have a few more ideas for some Halloween nails, but none of them is leaping onto my fingertips at the moment. I'm going to mentally cross some of those fingers, though, and see if I can't find a little more of the seasonal spirit. Wish me luck!

10 comments:

  1. This is adorable, especially those ghosts. The embellished stems are so nice and I also think the matte-ness also really enhances the already great design!! :)

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  2. Okay - you made my day with the Google search of "adorable pumpkins." That was so great! Love the manicure too!

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  3. Oh my goodness! This is so adorable!

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  4. Really cute manicure, well done! :-)

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  5. this halloweenn nailart is awesome!

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  6. This is one unforgettable Halloween nail art! I just love how adorable the ghost looked, and how they look like their peeking and all curious about the pumpkins! XD Love this! ♥

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  7. I love this post for introducing me to the word "un-pumpkinated." :)

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