Ouch!……Vampire Bites

My attempt at this tutorial.


This Halloween manicure was so easy and fun to do – I was having so much fun with the reactions today while shopping!!



Exactly as the tutorial read (except a variation in polish colors) – I painted my nails in a neutral skin tone.  My choice was Finger Paint’s “Gossamer White”.

And, if I may do a quick review on this particular polish:  it sucked.  3 thick coats and my natural nail was still showing through in places.  Not like a sheer polish where it is supposed to show the nail under a light color of polish, but it was a thick creamy white in some places, and nothing in others.  Anyways… as I was saying…

After painting the base color, I used a tiny detail brush to paint on the drips of blood from my cuticles.  The color I used for this was OPI “InStyle Red”.  On my middle finger, first I used a tiny bit of ripped off makeup sponge – dipped in the red polish and dabbed on a faded circle.  Then I mixed the redCHI “Miss Shops alot”  polish with a drop of black to make the bite marks (with a dotting tool, in the center of the circle I just made with the sponge).

Added a bit of glitter, topped it with Seche Vite – and VOILA!




Retro style…. by mistake


This was just supposed to be a simple manicure, Finger Paint’s “Tiffany Imposter” as the base, Quo by Orly “An Affair to Remember” glitter next, then Kleancolor “Chunky Holo Candy” to top it off.  Unfortunately, I forgot everything I learned back in art class, about what happens when colors mix together.


And what happens when all of those colors mix together?  This is what happens!




If I decide to keep this mani on – I think I will have to get a lace headband and gloves, florescent legwarmers and start singing Cyndi Lauper.


And here is a picture of the polish I used, so you don’t make the same mistake yourself 😉


More Stamping Konad and Bundle Monster (Cupcakes and spots and sprinkles, OH MY!)

As you can see, I was going for a certain desert like theme.  I don’t quite have the sprinkle application down – but really, how often will I have the opportunity to practice?  This may be as good as it gets 🙂  Still kind of cute!

My ring finger:  I put a thick coating of clear polish, and then dipped it in sprinkles.
Every other finger on my left hand:

1. base colour “Finger Paint” Don’t make a scene

2. Bundle Monster stamp BM-307 (cupcake) using Konad special white polish

3. Small dotting tool to create colourful “sprinkles”

4.  Seche Vite top coat


And on my right hand – I went with a simple leopard print stamp. Konad stamp M57 with Konad special polish in black with the same base colour as my left hand.

Aside from the streaking from the top coat application – I think my stamping technique is getting better !


Have a great day!

Sunday’s DAY manicure

This was the manicure I wore today, and I personally think I did a much better job than the one I did at 3:30am last night 🙂


Finger Paint’s “Don’t Make a Scene” base colour

Orly Black and Red Instant Artist

Seche Vite top coat

Midnight Manicures… not so good.

I left the house with naked nails this morning!  Ack!  Oh well, it was to help out in my sons senior kindergarten class – I don’t think any of the kids noticed 😉

So, I finally got around to doing a manicure on myself.  Not until around 10:30pm, once hubby and my son were down for the night, but hey – I was awake.

Two base coats of a simple eggshell “Finger Paints” – “Don’t Make a Scene” – and I hear a small cry.

One thick top coat of Seche Vite, and the small cry turn into desperate cries.

Bummer.  Baby is awake.

And instead of soothing her back to sleep, the bottle woke her up the rest of the way – and I have a happy lively, active and very awake baby at 11pm.

How can you resist this though…

This is my excuse for my odd looking manicure.  I had some amazing plans for these great colours, but it was not meant to be.

It will be called abstract.   Another day, I will work on beautiful or cool.