These nails, a blatant copycat of a Chalkboard Nails design, feature another polish I received as an anniversary gift, Nails Inc.’s Leather Effect in Noho. A textured polish that dries ever so slightly pebbly to the touch, it made the perfect backdrop for my last Halloween-inspired design of the season.
Wishing you pillow cases full of loot this evening, nail art-loving Halloweenies! To put you in the spirit, here’s a couple of angrily be-costumed cats, my girls Weegie, left, and Porky, right. They’re clearly indulging me, and I love them for it. 🙂
Fish scales or fishnets, the jury’s still out. I think these nails look like a little bit of both.
More from the “swore up and down I’d never do it” files: Tiny resin and rhinestone bows.
I picked up a pack of these multi-coloured bows on uber sale from Claire’s a while back, but hadn’t yet had the opportunity to try them out until tonight when I painted my nails with a new (to me) polish, Picture Polish’s Electric Dream, a gorgeous pinky-raspberry shot through with gold microglitter. It’s a stunner, maybe the most beautiful colour I’ve ever seen, and the magpie in me just can’t stop staring at its pretty prettiness.
Not wanting to clutter up a really good thing with a bunch of nail art, I thought a single, simple bow would do the trick, giving an already beautiful backdrop a fun and trashy-glam little twist.
Plus I’m happy to report that those resin bows? Not as horrible as I thought. Not by a longshot. Although this is very much a “one and you’re done” kind of manicure; great for an evening out, but nothing you can maintain over the long-run.
Yes, today is the day children run around in costumes extorting candy from their neighbours in exchange for not egging their homes, but it’s also a day nearer and dearer to my heart, because it’s my wedding anniversary! My husband and I are celebrating our ninth this Halloween, and moments of blinding rage aside (dude, how can you not know where the cheese grater is kept after nine freaking years?!?) I can’t imagine my life without him. I don’t want to imagine my life without him. What can I say, the man just gets me.
Which is why when it came time to honour our nine year union with little gifts, he played right into my nail art wheelhouse and came home toting a very promising Sephora bag full of sweet Nails Inc. swag, including this fun little holographic number, Fibre Optic in Mayfair Mews.
So I did these nails in honour of my husband, my best friend, who has always been willing to trudge around the city by bus to get his wife a glittery little something just because it will put a smile on her face. I guess I have no choice now but to keep him for at least another nine years. 😉
Plus he fixes my computer. You just can’t kick a man out of bed who can do THAT.
Oh, it’s no biggie – just a flesh wound.
I suspect a drunk, disco spider might have been responsible for these particular webs! And everything was going so well until I got to my pinkie, when apparently the spider, having just imbibed her final Singapore Sling of the evening, flipped me the bird, threw up and then fell off the edge of the table. Poor dear just couldn’t handle her liquor…
Electric neon pink pre-Halloween girly skulls.
I can really picture Avril Lavigne rocking the crap out of these. Actually, I suspect that she’ll still be doing the whole overgrown skater goth girl thing when she’s 80 – because some of us never really grow out of it! 😉
So Homer’s looking a bit dodgy, and it’s surprisingly difficult to execute the two hairs that sprout off the top of his noggin, but here’s my run at everyone’s favourite yellow-skinned, four-fingered cartoon family, the Simpsons.
Bits and blood-covered blobs inspired by another film favourite and the first installment in the Cornetto Trilogy, 2004’s zom-rom-com Shaun of the Dead. Every finger got a little something different, from Shaun’s work tie/warrior headband to Ed’s truly awful “I Got Wood” t-shirt, and (nearly) all of it spattered in red glitter “blood.” How’s that for a slice of fried gold?!