Monday, October 27, 2014

ANM Halloween - Free Choice

Free Choice Halloween :) for the final Monday this month.
I wanted to use the traditional colours and I've been playing around with making my own decals, both free-hand and using stamps. I first painted my 2 clear sqaures onto my plastic pocket, when dry I stamped my image - a spider and web from the BM-H07 plate. I then used a dotting tool to fill in the colours using Boe Beauty Orange Citrus, China Glaze Draped in Velvet, Profusion Mint & BYS Black Matte.

I let them dry, they kept okay in the plastic pocket until I needed them. Then placed them on top of wet nails painted black. The little spiders on the decals didn't quite come out as I'd hoped, so I added a few more free-handed to some other nails.

These nails were a lot of fun to make, and wear. Plus, I'd completely forgotten how gorgeous the China Glaze Draped in Velvet is! Look at that sparkle! I've had a lot of fun creating Halloween themed nails, and look forward to doing it all again next year, check out the links below to see some awesome nails 

Ann -  @annvsv
Astrid - @lovessweetas
Briana - @briemmara
Carly - @_makeupbycarly - blog coming soon so watch this space!
Christinemay - @xtinemayyy or Nails at 2am
Elissa -@tenlittlenubs and Ten Little Nubs
Erin Wu -  @erinzi and Erin Zi’s Nails
Holly - @nails_by_holly
Jasmyn- @jasmsb or Jas's Blingtastic Nails
Jennifer @jennlojko
Julia - Fancy Nails and Cups of Tea
Kate - Pimped Out Nails
Kate R - @katersnails
Kelly - @kellyskolors and Kelly's Kolors!
Lily Jinks - @lilyandjinks
Loz - @polish_patterns and
Tamie - @misstamie73
Tracy - @oliviajade19
Naomi - @nadeekay and Nananaisnails
Natalia - @cats_n_nails
Nicki - @celestialcosmetics
Relle - @lazylacquerista or Lazy Lacquerista
Sarah Claire - @shattermeclaire or Shatter me Claire
Sylvie - @smudgedpolish
Tara - @lokislacquer or Loki’s Lacquer
Tash Birch - @tashisdead
Theresa - @itsallaboutpolish or It's All About the Polish


  1. Oh wow, i love the little mosaic thing you did for your ring finger! Are your kids going trick or treating? :)

    1. Thanks Lily. They're going to a local disco - if they behave between then and now lol or else it'll be Little Athletics as usual :) - where we live the kids don't door knock, thankfully because I would have nothing for them!

  2. I totally agree with you on the mosaic nail - so cool! It's kinda like a stained glass window.

    1. I thought that too Leah, I just stamped my image down on a dry square of clear polish then filled in the different gaps with varying colours. It came out so much better than I thought it would :)