Friday, 12 October 2012

Nail-aween Nail Art Challenge Day 4

Hey everybody!  Happy Friday :D  I hope everyone as some exciting plans for the weekend.

It snowed here overnight and I was so excited to see it when I woke up this morning!  Here is a picture of what we got (I think a little of it had melted at this point, I didn't get up until about 9am)!

This is my Petunia (yes, that is her name) and she's got a nice layer of snow on her that fell last night :D  I love it, and can't wait for more!  Snowfalls like this reminds me that we are really close to Hallowe'en.  When I was little, still in the trick-or-treating age, we used to have to get costumes big enough to be able to wear snow suits under them.  Hallowe'ens aren't like that anymore though, so any snow we get before Hallowe'en I treasure :D

Anywho, onto the nails.  Today I have for you my Day 4 design for the Nail-aween Nail Art Challenge that is being hosted by SassyNails/datyorkLOVES.  This Challenge is a lot of fun.  I am not really into Hallowe'en anymore, I really only loved it when I was younger because of the candy! :D  Doing this Challenge has made me more excited for it though :)  Day 4's Challenge is Mummy Nails.  I was going to do a water marble to create the bandages of the mummies, but I didn't have a white that would work right, so that idea was nixed.

For this design I painted my nails 2 coats of the Sally Hansen white that came in an at-home French manicure kit.  (It is really thin and dried too fast when I tried to marble with it and my L'Oréal I Will! white is toast.)  I then used the saran wrap method to sponge on Julep Alyson to make it look antiquey.  Then I just created random lines and the eyes with my Jordana Pop Art Black Mark striper polish.  I topped the eyes with a dot of Revlon Top Speed Fire to give it an eerie, Hallowe'eny look.

I hope you guys like these.  They didn't turn out how I wanted them to, but I still like them :)

Here is what the rest of the Challenge looks like!

Check out all the other ladies who are participating in this Challenge!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Kelly! :D I want to try them again with the water marble method I originally wanted to do, maybe later this month I will get a chance to :)

  2. Love these :) How creative, and stinking cute! I need a stripper badly!

    1. Haha, I got my striper at my local dollar store. Or, if you go to a craft store, or craft department of a walMart, you may be able find a striping brush and then you can use any polish with it :) Actually, I was able to find a set of 6 long bristle brushes with varying thicknesses at my local dollar store too :)

    2. Yay, thanks so much for the help :) I will have to keep an eye out!

    3. No problem! :D Make sure to share your manis when you find a striper (polish or brush) :D


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