Monday, October 1, 2018

Manicure Monday - Pumpkin and Jack O' Lantern Nail Art

Happy October!!! It's time for all things Halloween, so all month you can catch me singing "This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, everybody sccccrrreeaaammm" - and if you didn't catch this reference, please go watch some Nightmare Before Christmas! 


Manicure Monday - Pumpkin and Jack O' Lantern Nail Art


I'm planning on doing Halloween nails all month and so prepare for all the Halloween nail art! 


Also, all the #CBBxManiMonday ladies, Jayne from Cosmetic Proof, Trysh from Prairie Beauty Love, and Eithne of Tea & Nail Polish plan on doing Halloween nails all month so make sure you check out their nail looks too! 


Manicure Monday - Pumpkin and Jack O' Lantern Nail Art

I've been thinking about doing pumpkins for a while and when I picked up a delicious Pumpkin Spice macaron (from Filigree Pastries) - I knew I had to do pumpkin nail art! But, it's not very Halloween'y, so one had to be carved in to a Jack O' Lantern! 


Manicure Monday - Pumpkin and Jack O' Lantern Nail Art

For this Manicure I used:
-Sally Hansen in Sun Kissed 
-orange and green nail art polish
-Pretty Woman polish in "I Can't Deal"
-Formula X nail cleanser, base coat and top coat
-Wet n Wild in Black Creme 
-nail art brush


Manicure Monday - Pumpkin and Jack O' Lantern Nail Art

For the pumpkins, here are the steps I followed:
1. Nail cleanser and base coat
2. One coat base grey polish
3. Using the orange polish, create a half circle 3/4 up the nail, then fill in with enough coats to be opaque 
4. Using an orange that is a little lighter, create a few nails from the top to the bottom of the pumpkin
5. With the green polish, create a little line for the stem
6. Then with the black polish and nail art brush, create a couple of triangles for eyes and freehand a mouth
7. Let dry well and top coat


Manicure Monday - Pumpkin and Jack O' Lantern Nail Art

I love how these little pumpkins turned out! They are so cute and have me all ready for Halloween! 

Manicure Monday - Pumpkin and Jack O' Lantern Nail Art

Any other Halloween nails you want to see me do this month? I'm always up for suggestions! 

Make sure you check out Cosmetic Proof, Prairie Beauty Love, and Tea & Nail Polish to see their take on "Halloween" for their manis this week! 

8 comments :

  1. I love your pumpkins! And the Jack-o-lantern ties it all up perfectly for Halloween!

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    1. Thanks Chantal! I'm happy with how they turned out too!!

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  2. This is so fun...and a perfect way to sneak Halloween spirit into the office.

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    1. Oh yes - I'm all about the Halloween spirit!

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  3. Oh my gosh, this is so cute. I love the idea. That Sally Hansen orange is just perfect for the pumpkins.

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    1. Thanks Jill! The orange really was the perfect shade!

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