Wednesday, October 31, 2012

8 Spooky Nights: ONLY Black & Orange

So tonight is my LAST Halloween challenge for this year! I have to say, I had a blast, doing both challenges, and while my nail art isn't perfect, or even all that good in some cases :), I feel like I have progressed. I'm not afraid of nail art anymore! And I'm looking forward to joining a Christmas challenge- but only one! Without further ado, here is my black & orange design.

First of all: I really wanted to cheat, and add white to this. It's a shade of black, right? But alas, I stuck to my guns, and used only blacks and oranges. And every dotting tool I own.  My bases are Sinful Colors Black on Black and Wet & Wild Sunny Side Up. The dots are the same colors, plus Sinful Colors Cloud 9 and KelBel Cosmetics' Like a G6.

I even did my right hand again! I wanted fun, festive nails at work today, so they had to match :)

Speaking of fun and festive, I did Candy Corn eyes today, too! Please excuse my brows- I usually groom them far better for makeup shots, but this photo was an afterthought. I used Hard Candy Eyeshadow Primer, Cover Girl Perfect Point Eyeliner in Black Onyx on my water line, Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Black on my upper lash line. Shadows are: Carina Dolci Whipped Cream (white), Makeup Your Face Weekend Getaway (orange) and Jackpot (yellow), both from the What Happens in Vegas stack. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this stack is available anymore, which sucks, because it's amazing! I went for a very simple, unblended look, and I love how it turned out.

*UPDATE: While the stack in not currently listed in the Makeup Your Face Etsy shop, all individual colors appear to be available as samples- I highly recommend them!

Lastly, I had to share this photo: I had a very special visitor while I was painting my nails last night! I have two kitties, and one is just an absolutely lovable, cuddly and overall people-friendly cat. This is not that cat. This is Ash, and he only loves me because I have opposable thumbs :) But he came and hung out with me last night, and even let me take a photo, so enjoy!

Be sure to check out all the other black and orange manis in todays challenge!

Peace Love Lacquer
XO, Noelle
College Polished
PishPosh & Polish
Beauty Dish
Nail By Katie
Jenerally Speaking 
Galactic Lacquer 
Tres' Chic Nails 
Manic Manis
The Life, Time and Lacquers of Lilmoon
Makeup and Nails, Not War
Not Too Polished
Mimi Manicures
Seriously Swatched /> 8 Spooky Nights
Jilltastic Nail Designs

1 comment:

  1. These are super cute! And the bonus kitty is just icing on the cake! :D