Black and orange Halloween gradient

I was convinced by @thedotcouture that now is prime time to start on Halloween manis! I started off simple with a gradient of orange and black:

Halloween Gradient - Indoor Lighting
Halloween Gradient – Indoor Lighting

I started off with 3 coats of my orange – I almost left it because it is gorgeous on its own and I am not usually a fan of orange polish by itself. I sponged on Color Club Beyond (which is already holographic) and decided I liked the holographic look so much that I applied Ectoplasm (by indie polish maker Chirality) to all my nails.

Halloween Gradient - Sunlight
Halloween Gradient – Sunlight

The bling factor in the sun is quite serious. It makes me want to stare at my nails at crucial times like when walking across streets and driving. Use with caution!


  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Nicole by OPI – Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary
  • Color Club – Beyond
  • Chirality – Ectoplasm
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

Now I can’t wait to do more Halloween nails, but I have a few decidedly non-Halloween #nailartsep manis to get through first. Totally looking forward to the Halloween challenge by  @nailpromote @clairestelle8!