28 October 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Halloween

Today's TT theme is Halloween! For a holiday I love so much it seems to take me ages to get into the spirit these days, but I'm going to chalk that up to living somewhere that's still, like, 83F/27C outside at the end of October. I'm happy to see, though, that every year Hong Kong seems to be getting a little bit more and more into the swing of the holiday. There's still a long way to go (if I get two trick-or-treaters at my door this year it'll be a huge upswing!), but with actual costumes and decorations and candies in the stores now, Halloween just might catch on here yet!

spiderweb nail art

I decided I finally wanted to try some spiderwebs for today's Halloween nail art, drawing inspiration from a knockout design over at Lindsey's Lacquer. I started with a base of Sinful Colors Black On Black and added a (purposefully) patchy coat of China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y. Next, I sponged a little white around tips or base, then switched to acrylic paint.

Halloween nail art

The ring finger got a little spider, and the others got grey spiderwebs on top of the sponged-on white. Then I decided to add some attempted highlights and shadow to the webs, pretty much obliterating the white underneath (oops), but I like how they turned out. Thanks, Lindsey, for the adorable idea!

Please swing by some of the other Twinsie Tuesday blogs for more Halloween-themed nails!



Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Casey at Casey Lane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
Lisa at The Polish Playground
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished to Precision

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