Halloween Mani Roundup #2

Red and black stamped gradient with spider charm

It’s been a long time coming for an update and it’s a post I meant to do weeks ago. I strained my right wrist at the end of October that put a moratorium on general activities like typing, cleaning and worst of all, nail-related activities. I’m completely mended now, thankfully, so I want to start off with playing catch-up – I know most people are ready to be over Halloween, so bear with me 🙂

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Mani Madness – Halloween Nail Design Round-up #1

Fall Dotticure featuring OPI - It's a Piazza Cake

That is correct, this is round up 1 of probably 2-3 because I plan on continuing to do a ton of Halloween and fall-themed nail designs for October. I’m following three different challenges and while I probably will not get all of those prompts done, it gives me a lot of options to choose from.

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Order Up! Vampy Glitter Gradient

Vampy Glitter Gradient, matte

This week for #mommysmanimonday we took orders from another member. I got my orders from @amyjeannenails who assigned me to do a glitter gradient. Other than that, I had no specific requirements so I decided to go with black and red since Nail It! magazine was looking for submissions. I absolutely adore the result!

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Month of Untrieds: High Contrast Deep Chevron Tips

Chevron tip accents with studs

Some of the ladies on my nail thread claim I can make ugly colors look good and also have an aversion for the color Chartreuse. I set out to see if they were right and when I spotted Butter London – Jaded Jack at Marshall’s for $5, I couldn’t resist.

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#npclairestelle8 Day 12: Orange and black manicure

#npclairestelle8 Day 12: Orange and Black

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.

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