Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nail-Aween Witches & Pumpkins

Today's post is being turned into a double post. While we are not in the direct path of Hurricane Sandy, we are feeling the effects. We've had rain, snow, and power outages just to name a few. We've spent all night and most of today with no power and no heat. I am beyond thankful that the power is back up and the house is finally getting warm again. All the other people and families experiencing Sandy are in my thoughts. Take care!!


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I was so excited to see witch inspired nail art in the Nail-Aween Challenge. What better inspiration for witch than The Wizard of Oz?? It's one of my all time favorite movies. With this in mind, I created black and white stripes for the socks worn by the Wicked Witch of the East, shown under Dorthy's house. I did an accent nail using Sally Hansen's Green with Envy to match the Wicked Witch of the West's green skin and added a pointed black hat. I decided to add some red poppies to the striped nails to complete the mani and tie it all into The Wizard of Oz.


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For the pumpkin nail art, I thought briefly of doing Jack-O'-Lantern nails but finally decided against that. Jack-O'-Lanterns seemed overdone, and you know how I love thinking differently! I decided to do actual pumpkins. I used Sally Hansen Sun Kissed as the orange base. The shading was done by mixing black and white with Sun Kissed to create the dark and light colors. Green with Envy was used the same way for the leaves. I took this picture slightly from the side in an attempt to trick the eye into seeing width and roundness.


Also, if my Halloween nail art just isn't enough for you, check out this nail art video from Swagbucks to learn how to create some really awesome skeleton nails for Halloween!!

13 comments:

  1. I love how you did the pumpkins!

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  2. very cool! I love both designs so much! :)

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  3. Those witches nails are adorable! The pumpkins too, but I love the witches!

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    1. The witches were definitely my favorites too. ♥

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  4. OMG how cute! love those halloween designs!
    And thanks so much for stopping by my blog--I really hope that we can keep in touch!!
    Allison
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    1. Thank you, Allison! Your blog is amazing—would love to keep in touch. :)

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  5. Crazy how good those pumpkins came out, they looked airbrushed in Photo Shop! Amazing! Keep up the unique ideas and gifted talent.

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