#npclairestelle8 Day 12: Orange and black manicure

I’m not sure what it is about orange and black together, but I love the color combination. Maybe it is the contrast, or the feeling that fall is in the air. Maybe it is a subconscious reaction leftover from childhood when the two colors together were a symbol of huge quantities of candy being in my near future. Not sure! But they just work so well! The prompt for Day 12 of #npclairestelle8 was Orange and Black. Unfortunately, I didn’t really have a clear vision of what I wanted to do for this manicure, so it ended up being a bit of a hodge-podge.

#npclairestelle8 Day 12: Orange and Black
#npclairestelle8 Day 12: Orange and Black

I started out with a water marble accent, stamped my index with floral print and then dotted everything else. I’m not unhappy with how they turned out, simply because I love each of the individual styles. They are definitely eye-catching!


  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Sinful Colors – Black on Black
  • Sally Hansen – Sun Kissed
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • Cici&Sisi Halloween Plate

As you can see, I am still working to master water marbling. I smudged just a bit on the end when pulling out of the water. Not sure how though lol! You can kind of see the black strings on my dots as well. I’m glad that Sinful Colors is on sale this week at Walgreens, because I plan to stock up and get two bottles of black.