HMOTD 5 – Hallowed Croc

I don’t really think that crocodiles are very Halloween, I think that if I came across one in real life I would be scared! lol but this mani was really inspired by Halloween colors and me determined to master this pain in the ass croc crackle!

For this look, I used 1C “Essie – No Place like chrome” as underwear, 1C “Color Club – Lava Lamp” and 1C of “Barry M – Black Croc Crackle” This crackle is a little different from the regular, for one when it crackles it looks like crocodile skin, for another your nails have to be dry to the tough kind of tacky, they can’t be completely dry like regular crackle. For me, and maybe I am doing it wrong but I was having such a hard time, the crackle wasn’t drying right, didn’t look right, etc then Seche Vite when it dried mushed the colors together.. ugh! So I finally gave it another go today with these colors for a Halloween look. I used an “OPI” top coat and once it was dry, Seche Vite for extra protection and the colors didn’t bleed this time.

So I know that most of you are over the crackle-ness but what do you think of this one and this Halloween Mani of the day? 😀

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Day 16 Tribal Nails – 31Challenge

Good Evening all, or for some Good Morning 🙂 I have been busier than normal lately and I apologize for my lack of posts 😦

The next Day in the Nail Challenge, was pretty time-consuming, but quite fun. I looked up some Tribal nail designs on Yahoo Images and noticed that there were so many variations in colors, and designs and I just went for it.  My left hand I painted purple with “Ulta-Celebutante” and my Right hand with “Sally Hanson – Mint Sorbet. the rest of the designs were mostly freehand.

Most of the black lines were done with the technique shown in my Rainbow Challenge  The remainder of the art was with a toothpick.

The colors other than above, were “Milani – White”, “Sinful Colors – Blackest Black”, “Wet N Wild – Designated Driver” and “Color Club in Lava Lamp”

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Day 13 Animal Print – 31Challenge

“What do tigers dream of when they take their little tiger snooze? Do they dream of mauling zebras, or Halle Berry in her Catwoman suit?” – Stu – “The Hangover”

The next day of the Nail Challenge was to do animal print. I felt inspired to do something different on this one, something other than the moist common zebra or leopard prints. I did some searching and thought that Tiger print would look pretty cool, plus I had just the right paint for it. I had recently received neon orange in my latest Birchbox that I just had to use for today’s look.

My Polishes are”Color Club in Lava Lamp”, “Sinful Colors in Black”. I also used “OPI – Base and Top Coat” a toothpick for the stripes, and scotch tape to line up the tips.

Here is a shot at my left hand

And the Right:

And the final look all together: 🙂

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