Friday, October 17, 2014

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Gradient

Base colors in a gradient of OPI's Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection, Can't Afjord Not To from the Nordic Collection, and Funky Dunky from the Shrek Collection.
I taped off stripes using striping tape and painted Black Onyx over the top.  Just a simple and effective design!

13 Days of Halloween: Spooky Toothpick Drag

I think fall is the worst, but I make an exception for October.  Halloween is easily my favorite holiday all year mainly because I have a legitimate excuse to watch horror movies all month long.. :)  To pay tribute to my love of this month, I am doing a 13 day nail art challenge for myself:  13 days of Halloween inspired nail art! Let's go!!!

First off, I have a base color in OPI's Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection.  The stripes were painted with Atomic Orange from the Brights by the Dozen Collection and Black Onyx.
This was done using the toothpick drag technique I did a few weeks back.  Hope you like the first design in my 13 day series of Halloween inspired nails!! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Let's Go Cards!

Last, but certainly NOT the least, the... ST LOUIS CARDINALS!! It's got to be obvious by this point that I'm a fan, but if you didn't know.. I hope they win this series aaannnnnd then the World Series.  So here's another STL inspired manicure.

Base colors in OPI's Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection and Right Off the Bat from the Fashion Plate Collection.
I used red glitter for the gradient, white acrylic paint and a red glitter striper for the logo, and a red glitter striper for the baseball.
As you can see, St. Louis fit pretty perfectly on the nail (although it's backwards).. I loveeeee the way this turned out!  Go crazy folks! ;)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

San Francisco Giants Nails

Third up to bat, from the National League are the.... SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!  Personally, I really want them to lose the series because of my allegiance with the Cardinals..  Sorry bout it. :)

Base colors in OPI's Atomic Orange from the Brights by the Dozen Collection, and Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection.
Glitter gradient was done with black glitter, the logo done with orange and black acrylic paint, and the baseball done with a red glitter striper.
Lastly, the map is of San Francisco, but because it's such a long name and my nail is only so small.. it's more of a Cisco/Oakland nail.  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Baltimore Orioles Nails

Next up to bat, the... BALTIMORE ORIOLES!!  Kind of hope they don't win this series because if I have to do World Series nails with the oriole logo.. I may die a little. ;)

Base colors in OPI's Black Onyx from the Tuxedo Collection, Atomic Orange from the Brights by the Dozen Collection, and Alpine Snow.
I used orange glitter for the gradient and black acrylic paint for the O's logo.
The map is of Baltimore and was adhered using rubbing alcohol.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Kansas City Royals Nails

First up to bat are the.. KANSAS CITY ROYALS!!  Of the American League, I really hope the Royals win and I just love the nails I did for them..

Base colors in OPI's Love.Angel.Music.Baby. from the Gwen Stefani Collection, Right Off the Bat from the Fashion Plate Collection, and Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection.
I used royal blue glitter for the gradient, white acrylic paint for the logo, and a red glitter striper for the baseball.
I used a map of Kansas City for the map nails.  

Monday, October 6, 2014

Spooky Silhouettes

The gradient base was done using OPI's Skating on Thin Ice-Land and Can't AFjord Not To from the Nordic Collection, and Conquistadorable Color from the Espana Collection.
The design was done with black Konad stamping polish and a Bundle Monster plate (for the house and bats).  The fence and moon were done using a black striper.  Hope you enjoy this fall/spooky design!