Hey There Polished People!!
Today I have for you a bit of a collaboration mani along with Alaina from The Little Canvas. She originally came up with the idea of doing different Halloween faces on each nail, and after I heard her idea I just couldn’t help but do one of my own. I haven’t seen hers before creating my own, but I bet they’re super cute and I can’t wait to see how similar or different our designs end up to be. When I told her I was copying her mani idea, I asked if she wanted to post on the same day and in fact she did so- here we are! You can click on the link above to go to her blog, or find another link at the bottom to see her take on these nails. Without further ado- let’s see mine!
Halloween Creature Feature Skittles Nails
A Quick Run Down Of How To Get These Nails:
- Base coat all those nails!
- Using 2-4 coats of each polish, paint your index finger with Jessica Viva La Lime Light; middle finger with ChG White On White; ring finger with OPI Flit A Bit; your pinkie with FP Black Expressionism and your thumb (not shown) with FP Black Expressionism.
- Index finger- use FP Black Expressionism and a small brush to paint Frankenstein’s hair and stitches for his mouth. Use a dotter to dot the black polish for his eyes. When the eyes are somewhat dry, use the dotter to make a slightly smaller blue or purple (any purple or dark blue will do) dot in the middle of the black dot, then use the smallest dotter you have to put a tiny little white dot (I used my ChG White On White) in the very middle of the eyes.
- Middle finger- use FP Black Expressionism to blacken the bottom corners of the nails to make a skull shape, then use a dotter and your small brush to make the eyes, nose and mouth.
- Ring finger- Use FP Black Expressionism to make the triangular eyes, inverted triangle nose and zig-zag-y mouth.
- Pinkie- Use ChG White On White and a striping brush to make three straight lines from the corner of your nail diagonally out to the bottom, side and opposite bottom corner of your nail, then use a small brush to make the interconnecting spider-web lines.
- Thumb (not shown)- choose your favorite Halloween glitter (I used ChG Make A Spectacle) and paint a stripe down the middle of your thumb from cuticle to free edge. I like to leave my thumb simple because I have a weird issue with my thumb and don’t like to bring attention to it.
- Give all your nails plenty of time to dry, then carefully apply your Seche Vite being VERY careful not to touch any part of the nail more than once. You can see I smeared my Frankenstein.
- Apply a final, perfect layer of Seche Vite when the first is dry, making sure to wrap your tips.
- Repeat on your opposite hand.
- Tweet me and Alaina (@thelittlecanvas) a picture! ;D
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! I tried to run down the instructions pretty quickly. Don’t forget to check out Alaina’s Halloween nails by clicking here.
I LOVED these nails!! They were so cute and fun! I’m really loving skittley nails lately! Let me know if you like these, or if you even like skittley nails in general. Please leave lots of comments! I’m dying to hear what you all think! Thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!