Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Candy Corn Nails

Trick or Treat!  It's Halloween and to celebrate I painted my nails to look like candy corn!

This is actually the third year I've done this mani!  A couple years ago I found a polish named "Candy Corn"   while I was at Target.  I love candy corn so of course I was a big fan of the name.  I had to have it!

CG Boundless Color- Candy Corn Polish

I took my polish home and decided that it wasn't enough that my polish was called "candy corn," I wanted my nails to look like actual candy corn candy!  So after some playing around with my polish, I accomplished my first bit of nail art!  Here it is back in 2010!

My nails in 2010!

I did my candy corn nails again last year as my interest in nail art started to grow.  This year I decided to keep tradition going and did them again!  They're so bright and fun that everyone notices them!  I really like them. I hope all of you have a happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Ghost Nails

I've got another Halloween mani to share with you today!  Meet my friend Mr. Ghostly! 

I painted him on my thumbnail and then spelled out "Boooooo" on the rest of my nails.  (My sister pointed out that the o's also kind of look like eyes in the dark!)

I didn't like this mani very much when I first did it but the following Monday I was having a long day and seeing my nails would cheer me up because it seemed like Mr. Ghostly was saying "Boooooo!" to any of the bad stuff for me.  I ended up keeping these on until Thursday when I had to change them so I could do a mani that would match my Halloween costume.
Thanks Mr. Ghostly for being my cheerleader this week!  Or is it uncheerleader?  haha!  

Have a great couple days before Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Haunted House Nails!

The time has come for Halloween nail art!  Since Halloween is coming up quick the rest of my nail art this month will be Halloween inspired.  This first mani is actually inspired by the Halloween tablecloth and plates that we bought for my husband's birthday. There is a haunted looking house on it along with creepy trees and bats!  I tried to paint a landscape of the house, trees, bat, and moon onto my nails to match!

On my thumbnail I painted the house again but bigger.

I had fun with this one and it came out better than I expected! 

What is your favorite part of Halloween?  I think mine is a tie between the candy and getting to dress up in a costume!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wedding Anniversary Nails

Last week I celebrated my one year wedding anniversary!  To dress up my nails for the occasion I used polishes in our wedding colors to do different designs inspired by the wedding on each nail.  This is the completed mani!

Here's what each nail represented:

Thumb- For my wedding my cousin gave me a French mani so I did a colorful French tip on my thumbnail.

Index Finger- This nail is meant to look like the Mickey stamp design on our wedding cake.

photo by Beverly Hills Photography

Middle Finger- This nail represents our blue aisle runner with white rose petals.  I loved how this one came out.  I may have to do a full mani of just this design sometime!

Photo by Beverly Hills Photography

Ring Finger- For this nail I painted on our wedding date!

Pinkie- On this nail I used the two polishes my sisters used for my wedding pedi!  You may recognize the colors from the ones I shared in my first post! I gave myself a pedi with this same look as well.

On my other hand I used the same designs except for the thumbnail on which I freehanded a Tron identity disc.  We had some Tron items in our DJ's section at our wedding to represent ElecTronica, a temporary nightly event at Disneyland that my husband and I really loved!

I was really happy with this mani and it went well with all the reminiscing we did that day.

Photo by Beverly Hills Photography

I kept them the rest of the week and even rocked them at a blogging conference I went to called Bloggy Boot Camp.  I hope you enjoyed my mani and the peek at a couple of my wedding photos! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Colorful Mani inspired by Disneyland iPhone Case!

I'm excited to share this next mani!  I really loved how it came out and ended up keeping it for 2 weeks which is a lot longer than usual for me.
A couple weeks ago we celebrated my husband's birthday and even though it was his day he surprised me with a gift- a Disneyland iPhone case that I had really wanted!  It's colorful and I love the design.  I love it so much that I decided to try to make my nails match!

I looked through all my polish and tried to find colors similar to those on the case and then painted rectangles using a thin brush onto a light blue base color. Then I outlined the rectangles with white polish.  I didn't add the letters because I liked how it looked as it was.  

I was surprised by how many compliments I got on this mani!  A few people thought it looked like artwork and it was always fun to show them how they matched my case.

 Here are a couple more photos because I took a million of them and had a hard time narrowing them down!


I was really happy with this one!  It lasted a long time and I was sad when it came time to remove the polish!  It was fun to match my cheerful phone case for a couple weeks!  What do you all think? 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

OPI Warm & Fozzie

Hi everyone! My sister pointed out I didn't post this week and she's right!  I'm sorry about that!  I've been taking care of some maintenance on my blogs and had to hold off on a couple posts.  I actually did a mani two weeks ago that I really liked and I still have that same design on right now!  I'll be sharing that mani with you all this week but until then here is a mani I did on a Friday before meeting my friend Courtney at California Adventure!

I have an OPI nail polish called "Warm & Fozzie" that I hadn't used yet and I wanted to see what the color looked like on my nails so I painted them with just that polish.  I liked the color almost as much as I love Fozzie Bear!  I wanted to add something more though so I used some silver polish as well!

I went and met my friend and we had a nice time catching up!  She even gave me the cutest gift- a little Oswald!  When I got home I tried to take another photo of my nails and he jumped into the picture.  Isn't he the cutest?

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  
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