#npclairestelle8 and #BHBspooktober Day 31: Favorite Thing About Halloween and Pumpkins

Stylized Pumkin Manicure

I’m a bit delayed in getting this post up, but it’s been a busy weekend! This was my last challenge manicure for October and I did double duty once again. I skipped one prompt from each of the challenges I was working , so not completed, but I am happy with what I did! In total, between challenges, palette cleansers and a few swatches, I did 28 manis this month! I also learned a valuable lesson about taking on too many challenges, as it left me very little time to work on many manicures that were just for me.

Without further ado, here is the last one:

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#npclairestelle8 Day 26: Zombie nails

Zombie nails!

Ah zombies! One of my favorite things! How fortuitous (also) that this challenge landed on a Sunday, which just happens to be a Walking Dead night. Perfect! I’ve seen a lot of different interpretations, like amazing torn-up zombie fingernails which I am in awe of, but I chose to make my nails a gnarly zombie colored tone and have a zombie caricature on one of my nails.

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#npclairestelle8 Day 22: Creepy Carnival Mani

Creepy Clown Manicure

I struggled a bit with this manicure. I wasn’t really feeling the theme and was at a bit of a loss as to what to do. Enter Google, my savior! I found a picture of a sideshow poster that used orange and purple as a backdrop, which sounded perfect to me. Then I happened to see a pumpkin carved with a scary clown face and suddenly this mani came together.

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#npclairestelle8 Day 19: Ghosts – Blue-toned Water marble

Ghostly blue water marble

Today’s prompt for #npclairestelle8 is Ghosts. Have you ever had one of those manicure days where nothing goes right? I worked on these yesterday and gave myself plenty of time, but a ton of stuff went wrong. First, I spilled polish. It got on my (thankfully black) shirt, my kitchen table (which, again thankfully, seems to be impervious and cleaned up beautifully). Then, the water marble which had looked so perfect in my practice runs looked blegh when I actually went to apply it to my nail. Even once I finally had things looking the way I wanted, I smudged on of the ghosts and had to re-do it. I do like how these turned out, but with all the fubar and problems on the way,  I was sick of them long before I was even finished lol!

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#npclairestelle8 Day 10: Leaves of Fall

#npclairestelle8 - Leaves of Fall

Our prompt for day 10 is Leaves of Fall – right up my alley! I went with softer shades of color for this, because I wanted it to reflect my locale (still green for the most part) and because I love these colors together! Although it is hard to tell in the pictures (its’ a bit more obvious in the first), the base is a subtle green, brown and gold gradient – more obvious in real-life with a bit of holographic shine from the Trustafarian base.

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#nailartsep Day 30: Paisley and #npclairestelle8 Day 1: Pumpkins – Mixed bag Skittlette

Pumpkins & Paisley

Double duty mani-time! I was a day late for the last #nailartsep prompt, so I combined it with Day 1 of #npclairestelle8 (a Halloween challenge by Nail Promote).

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