Glam Nails Challenge October— Zombies/Monsters

Hello Lovelies & Happy Monday! & happy day after Halloween. If you’re surviving the post Halloween sugar craze! I know technically it’s November 1st (how crazy is that) but I have one more prompt for Glam Nails Challenge October to share with you: Monster/Zombie. & I decided to go the Frankenstein’s monster route with some patch work monster nails.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Essence L.O.L
  • Sally Hansen InstaDri Glow in the Dark Fab-BOO-lous (gifted)
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush

How fun did this manicure turn out? This is another look that I’ve repeated over the years for Halloween, & I love how it looks. It’s also a relatively easy manicure to do, all things considered. I decided this time, though, to spruce things up with some glow in the dark action, & I’m very glad I did because you can see how cool it looks! I added it over my base colour of Essence L.o.L, then drew my black lines over top, so you could still see the monster pattern in the dark! & I think it turned out perfectly. My kids were actually obsessed with me turning off the lights, & showing them how they glowed.

The perfect Halloween look!

What do you think of this final GlamNailsChallengeOctober look? Are you as shocked as I am that October is already over? Where is the time going! & now… the countdown to Christmas officially begins!

SWATCH SUNDAY — Sally Hansen InstaDri x Sour Patch Kids Collection

PR Sample/Gifted

Hello lovelies & happy Halloween! 🎃🐈‍⬛

Today I’m super excited because I have a very special Swatch Sunday post to share with you, perfect for Halloween! As I mentioned in my last post, I was lucky enough to be sent the most amazing PR package, featuring the new InstaDri x Sour Patch Kids collection that was released for Halloween. It includes 6 Sour Patch Kid themed shades — with Halloween themed names to match.

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Halloween Glitter Gradient with Sally Hansen x Sour Patch Kids InstaDri

PR Sample/Gifted

Hello lovelies & happy Friday.

It’s officially 2 days until Halloween, & I’m super pumped. I’m really feeling the spooky Halloween spirit. & I just recently received the most amazing PR package from Sally Hansen this week featuring their amazing Sally Hansen x Sour Patch Kids InstaDri line (& about 2 pounds of Sour Patch Kids… my favourite sour candy!) I will have Swatches on Sunday, but I. The meantime I created this fun & witchy glitter gradient featuring a few of the shades.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen InstaDri Ghouls Night Out
  • Sally Hansen InstaDri Hallo-Queen
  • Sally Hansen InstaDri Fab-BOO-lous
  • Latex Free Make Up Sponge

I know I already said it, but I absolutely love how witchy these feel. I will have full swatches coming soon, but this glitter topper — Hallo-Queen — is so pretty. I love the combination of the multi coloured black, orange & holo glitters. It makes for such a perfect gradient. I also used a bit of the glow-in-the-dark polish overtop, although I haven’t really had the time to test it out properly. It’ll be fun for Halloween night though!

What do you think about this witchy gradient? Is this a Halloween nail art look that you were the rock for the big night? Let me know down below all your thoughts on this combination!

Glam Nails Challenge October— Mummy

Good morning lovelies & happy Thursday! Yes… it’s Thursday already! & Halloween is only 3 days away.

Is everyone ready?

I don’t know about where you are, but stores around here are almost cleared out for Halloween & it’s like Christmas exploded in every store. But I’m still here for Halloween & have a few more Halloween looks to share! First up, the next prompt for GlamNailsChallenge October: Mummy.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen CSM Off The Shoulder
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Get Mod
  • Essence Dare It Nude
  • China Glaze The Snuggle is Real
  • OPI Chiffon My Mind
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush

Please excuse the cruddy lighting — it was a rainy miserable day when I was attempting to take these pictures. The joys of late October in Nova Scotia, haha.

For my mummy look, I wanted to go with a more subtle mummy look — like if an Egyptian princess was being mummified & wanted her nails to be featured. Haha. My look definitely ended up a bit more subtle than I had originally wanted, but that was a lot to do with my base shade. I feel like I might have wanted a bit more of a contrasting colour. But I’m still really happy with how they turned out.

What do you think about this “mummy” look? Can you believe that Halloween is almost here (& over!) What is your favourite Halloween candy? L

et me know in the comments below!

Glam Nails Challenge October— Spooky Sky

Hello lovelies & happy Tuesday!

Can you believe it is the last week of October already? Halloween is 5 days away! That’s just…. crazy. But today I have another fun prompt for GlamNailsChallengeOct: spooky sky.

I’ll admit — initially stumped me a bit on what I should do. Spooky sky is a prompt that could encapsulate so many different ideas, but I finally I decided on a grey toned sky, with some creepy trees & graves.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Get Mod
  • Essence Rock My World
  • China Glaze Intelligence, Integrity & Courage
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • Fan Brush (I think mine is just a cheap one I bought from Icing years ago…)
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush

I really had this vision in my head of this decrepit tree against a spooky, grey toned sky — so that was the look I went for. I wanted something that you would see before the big killer was revealed in a horror film. & I think I managed to achieve what I was going for. I think my thumb turned out my favourite of all my nails too — between the layered polishes which really mimicked clouds, to the tree, it might be my favourite of all my nails.

& I got so many compliments on my nails at work, which always make me happy. Especially when people ask me where I got them done, or are shocked when I say I did them myself. That always makes me feel awesome!

What do you think about this look? Do these spooky sky nails gives you all the Halloween feels? Are you celebrating Halloween this year — a party, trick or treating, eating an entire box of Halloween bars to yourself? What are your Halloween plans… let me know down in the comments below!

& Stay tuned, because we have just two more prompts for GlamNailsChallengeOctober to come before this month is over!