Friday 5 October 2012

Nail-aween Nail Art Challenge Day 2

Good morning ladies!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned :)  To all my Canadian readers, Happy Thanksgiving (aka Happy Turkey Weekend)!  I LOVE turkey dinner, it comes a close second to any pasta dish for me.  I can sit and stuff my face till I'm busting at the seams and still manage to get in a piece of dessert, whether it's Grandma's homemade apple pie or my homemade cheesecake (which I will be baking later today for Tyler's mom's dinner tomorrow), lol!  What is everyone's favourite part about Thanksgiving?

I have for you today my Day 2 design for the Nail-aween Nail Art Challenge hosted by SassyNails/datyorkLOVES.  Today's Challenge is Matte Dotticure.  A couple months ago I got myself Essie's Matte About You top coat.  I really love the look of matte polish.  There is something about it that makes me think it will feel like velvet when I touch it :)  And we all know how much I love dotticures :D

For this design I used Julep Parker which is a true orange.  If you are looking for a true orange, I would recommend this one.  I topped it off with the Essie Matte About You top coat to soften it, I really loved this on it's own.  Then I used Jordana Black for the dots.  I did not apply a top coat to this design as that would take away from the matte-ness of the orange.

And, as you can see, I snuck in a little water marble in there! ;)  First off, I meant to do my ring finger.  I did my chapsticking to my finger, got it in the water, pulled it out and went "awww man!  Wrong finger!"  But I made it work :)  I left my fingernail painted Parker with the Matte About You top coat and for the marble I used Jordana Black and Matte About You top coat  (that's why you can see Parker between the black).  It came out glossier over the orange than I had pictured in my head, but the effect is still slightly there.  Then to tie in the dotticure part of today's Challenge, I took an unfolded paperclip and used the end to dot on Parker onto the black portion of the marble.

I am soooooo proud of this manicure.  I love it so much! :D

Here is what the rest of the Challenge looks like:

If you want to join us, you still can!  Make sure to sign up on the Facebook Event page before OCTOBER 10.  You have until October 31st to complete the entire 10 days of the Challenge.

Don't forget to check out what all the other participants are doing!
Erica's Nails and More  (you're already here!)


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    1. Thanks Sarah! I'm not a big fan of orange (yes I know my blog background is orange ;) ) but I fell head over heels for this design :D I'm still wearing it (did it Wed night) and no chips so far! Have to redo them today for Tip Top's Breast Cancer Awareness tomorrow :)

  2. This is so pretty - I'm very jealous of your water marbled ring finger!!

    1. Haha, thanks! I made a boo-boo when I was marbling and did my middle instead, but I was inspired by this water marble video (didn't used as much polish and my lines weren't as close together, but it's the same idea)

  3. WOWSAS Thank looks soooo wicked!

  4. I love how you combined the dotticure and the water marble. So creative.

    1. Thanks Melissa! I have really grown to love water marbling and want to try to incorporate it when I can! :D


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