Friday, October 18, 2013

NOTW: Spooky Skittles!


I am really excited to share these nails with you today! This was one of those mani's that turned out better than the vision I had of it in my head when I went to create it. It rarely happens, but I love it when it does!

Happy Halloween!
So, as I said yesterday, I started with the swatch of China Glaze Riveting. Once that was dry, I used the Nailasaurus' gradient technique to create my gradient with Riveting, China Glaze Stone Cold, and a tiny bit of Sally Hansen Black Out at the very tip. A coat of China Glaze Ghoulish Glow plus one of Seche Vite followed that up.

Indoors, artificial light, no flash.
One it was dry, I went to work stamping. There are so many great images on the Bundle Monster stamping plate sets that I have, that I couldn't pick just one -- or even a few! So, I went for skittles to show case as many as possible. I used images from plates BM-224, BM-225, BM-213, BM-H07, and BM-H06 with Konad Special Polish in Black. I also added a few nail art decals I picked up at Sally Beauty this past weekend. The skull on my pinky (below) and the ghost next to the haunted house are decals; the rest of the images are stamps from the various Bundle Monster sets.

Indoors, artificial light, no flash.
I sealed in my stamped images and decals with a quick coat of NYC In a New York Minute, which is my go-to topcoat after stamping because it has yet to smudge an image for me. Once that was all dry, I finished the look with one coat of Butter London's Matte topcoat.

Indoors, artificial light, no flash.
I am beyond thrilled with how these turned out! The stamps are clean, the decals incorporated into the design perfectly, and the gradient looks great as the base for the images! It's glowy, and spooky, and it glows in the dark! Love it!

Indoors, artificial light, no flash.
Happy weekend, everybody! More soon! ^_^


  1. Cool gradient! I love the stamping. Very cute.

    1. Thank you!! ^_^ Riveting looks smashing in matte!