Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's A Bloodly Mess!!!

One of my favorite things to do is a splatter mani, and I love blood splatters the most!! Halloween would not be complete without one. Here is mine for the holiday season :)

I started out with 1 coat of Circus 'Reverso' which is the awesome white polish from my last post.

I seriously love this polish an am on the look out to get another bottle! I could have done 2 coats but just the one served it's purpose. Since I have the french tip CNS nails (Custom Nail Solutions) I usually need a base coat unless the polish is darker. So I just use 1 coat to give me a staring point.

This is what I ended up with: (please excuse the slight tip wear on a few nails. I wasn't able to take pictures right after doing my nails so I did them as soon as I could.

 Left Hand: I used a coffee stirrer as the straw. I really like how this one turned out.

 Left Thumb
 Right hand. I didn't want to go over board and make them really "bloody" so I tried to keep it to 1 or 2 blows per finger and a 3rd one here and there.

 Left thumb
 My wonderful bottle of 'Reverso'

 For the blood I actually mixed two polishes together. I really wanted the red to sparkle. I liked the color of Spoiled 'Pick Your Poison' and the sparkle/glitter in NYC 'Broadway Burgundy Frost. It's a little hard to see the sparkle in the pictures but it is much more noticeable in person.

I think that mani turned out pretty darn good!!! I hop you like it as much as I do. I am hoping to have another post up tomorrow. Thanks for reading and please let me know what you think!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bat My Eyes Because I'm Still Here!

I haven't posted in quite some time. It feels like forever. I've felt really bad for neglecting my blog for so long. I hope that I can turn things around and start posting more. I'm just going to jump in and show you a Halloween mani that I did a week or so ago :)

I always love Halloween and the nail polishes that come out around this time of year. I felt let down because it didn't seem like anyone really came out with a Halloween collection this year. At least I can always count on my wonderful China Glaze! I love China Glaze and I am rarely disappointed in them. I picked up all of the polishes from the Monsters Ball Collection, except the black textured polish and the glow in the dark top coat. I don't like any of the textured polishes and I already have tons of glow in the dark. 

Today I am going to show you China Glaze 'Bat My Eyes'

'Bat My Eyes' is a black jelly completely packed with different sizes of gold glitter. There is a little bit of orange and gold bar glitter but you can't really see them much unless you really look up close. The above picture is 3 coats. The first coat was very thin and hardly any glitter. The second coat really packed it on. The 3rd coat was just for good measure. The formula was great, a little on the thick side, but I had no problems.

 A close up of the polish. You can kinda see a couple of the bar glitters.

 While editing this pictures I noticed a couple of bare-ish spots near the cuticles, but they weren't really visible to the naked eye. I think next time I use this polish I will use a base coat of black just to try and avoid this from happening again.

 I can't really think of any polish that I have that is close to similar so just another reason to like it :)

 I decided to try and work on my stamping and since I had just got the new Bundle Monster Create Your Own set I knew which plates to use :)

 Not perfect, but I still like how it came out. I just need to keep practicing and then I will, hopefully, get better at it. Plus I need to figure out what polishes work the best for stamping.

  I used 2 plates for this mani. The coffin, which I love, was from plate BM-402

 The full skeleton was from plate BM-413

  The polish I used for the stamping was Circus 'Reverso' I love this polish. I works great for stamping and I also found out that it works wonderful as a base coat. It is the closest I've come to finding a 1 coat white polish. I plan on picking up a back up bottle if I can find one. You will see this polish in my next mani :)

Thanks for reading and again I am very sorry for being gone for so long. So many good things have been going on in my life as well as a few bad ones, but I try to focus on the good. Happy Halloween and see you tomorrow!!!

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