This post is going to have a lot of pics. =)
Day 17 was a Candy Corn inspired mani. I was terribly uninspired by this prompt, only because I didn't want to go with tried and true, or unoriginal. I like how these turned out, quirky as they seem. More pics, including my inspiration, after the jump. Click the "Read More" link below.
So I thought long and hard on this prompt. I've seen so many other cool looking candy corn nails. I'm just so unoriginal that I couldn't come up with anything good. I was cooking the little's dinner, took a look at his dinner plate (thank you Nana for the Halloween plates!) and BAM. Inspiration. =D
Candy Corn men!! AAAAAnd, I could use my new Zoya Matte Velvet Harlow polish!! Score!
I laid down my base of two coats Essie Sugar Daddy (I have so, so many in my untried "pile;" I really need to stop buying until I've at least used them all once...) and one coat of Zoya Harlow. I put Sugar Daddy on since I wanted to do a somewhat "negative space" mani with a little bit of blush behind it.
I am truly in love with both of these polishes. Essie Sugar Daddy is a pink jelly and Zoya Harlow is matte velvet. Both formulas were like a dream
To recreate the purple background of the plate, I figured the saran wrap technique would work well. I put a second thicker base of Harlow on, then quickly dripped some Zoya Odette and OPI My Vampire Is Buff on top, then smushed it around with a ball of saran wrap.
Next up was free-handing the candy corns. I. Do. Not. Free-hand. For. A. Reason.
I used all nail art polishes with striping brushes for these. I could have taped off better lines, but I didn't have time to bother with tape.
Next were the faces and then the spider webs. I used a striping brush and Essie Licorice for the faces. I stamped the spiderwebs using the Cici&Sisi plate and stamper. I used Wet & Wild Black Creme for the stamping (black tar, remember? lol).
So, from afar, not terrible. Take a glance and keep on moving, lol.
And a sunlight shot, just for shiggles. Thanks for checking out my blog!